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  • Messiah ben Joseph Messiah ben Joseph is now for sale on Amazon. So if you can't wait, you can get it now. But....it is currently in the process of being provided ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2016, 12:49 AM by David Mitchell
  • 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
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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 the latest edition of the wonderful Christmas Cantata. The vocal scores are a snip at £7.99. Here too you can get my new book on Messiah ben Joseph, or last year's volume on The Songs of Ascents. Or try the tabs at top or left to see other publications. My current project, for summer 2016, is promoting the new version of Christmas Cantata. In the autumn, I will write papers which I will present at the Society of Old Testament Studies Conference (January 2017) and at the Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities. In spring 2017, I'll be preparing a 20th-anniversary revised-and-expanded edition of my Message of the Psalter.

Here too you can find out about my work as Director of Music in Holy Trinity Pro-Cathedral, Brussels. My main job in Holy Trinity right now is the summer admin work, which includes the programme for the next academic year: Cavell Mass, Fauré Requiem, Christmas Cantata, Advent Carol Service with orchestra, Handel's Messiah (twice), Bach's St Matthew Passion, Mozart Organ Solo Mass, a few choral evensongs and a few concerts. Phew! I'd better get going.

If you like you can check out some journal articles I've written or download some of my songs. My blog is here to the right. You can contact me on precentor at holytrinity.be.