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  • Holy Trinity Choral Evensong and Messiah ben Joseph At 19h30 on 24 May we have a Choral Evensong in Holy Trinity. The Choral Evensong is a traditional Anglican service of worship, all praise and prayer. Very beautiful and ...
    Posted May 15, 2016, 1:37 PM by David Mitchell
  • Johannes-Passion Our Good Friday Passion went ahead despite the bombings on the Brussels Metro on Tuesday, 22/3/16, the day of our general rehearsal. The orchestra and soli still came ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2016, 1:54 PM by David Mitchell
  • Messiah ben Joseph My new book on Messiah ben Joseph is now at the proof-reading stage. It's a biggish book. 140,000 words and 340 pages. Maybe a little bigger or ...
    Posted Mar 13, 2016, 3:01 PM by David Mitchell
  • Johannespassion Our upcoming project in Holy Trinity is the Bach Johannespassion for Good Friday. Bach wrote this Passion setting over the winter of 1723 and 1724. Writing it was part of ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2016, 6:51 AM by David Mitchell
  • Messiah ben Joseph I'm coming to the end of Messiah ben Joseph, Chapter 11, and its associated large Appendix of apocalyptic midrashim. Apocalyptic midrash was a genre of Jewish writing about the ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2016, 2:14 PM by David Mitchell
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My name is David Mitchell. I'm a Scottish musicologist, biblical scholar, and musical director. Bright Morning Star is my publication site.

Here you can find out about my new book on Messiah ben Joseph, or my previous work on The Songs of Ascents. Or try the tabs at top or left to see other publications. If you like, you can also read some journal articles I've written. My current project, for summer 2016, is revising my Christmas Cantata for republication in early August

Here too you can find out about my work as Director of Music in Holy Trinity Brussels. If you like, you can download some of my songs. My main project right now is bringing together our Viennese Mass for June, with an orchestra of young professionals and one or two top in-house players from Holy Trinity. 

My blog is here to the right. You can contact me on precentor at holytrinity.be.