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Recent engagements have included his debut with the RLPO, and conducting at a special concert to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Hallé. In 2007 he succeeded Richard Hickox as Music Director of the St Endellion Easter Festival. He has been Musical Director of Schola Cantorum of Oxford since 2002, and he also works frequently in Manchester where he is Choral Director at the Hallé, and has received outstanding critical coverage for his work with Mark Elder, the Hallé Choir and the Hallé Youth Choir which he founded in 2003.
James’s guest conducting has included work with The Gabrieli Consort, Netherlands Radio Choir, Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir, Oxford Philomusica, Durham Sinfonia and in summer 2008 he will work with the Choir of the OAE at the BBC Proms. His opera work has included Donizetti Imelda de Lambertazzi with Opera Rara and the OAE, and he is senior music staff at Garsington Opera where productions have included Ariadne auf Naxos, Arabella, The Rake’s Progress, Tchaikovsky’s Cherevichki and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mayskaya Noch’.
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
|Canción de nuestro tiempo (Rautavaara)|
|Canticum Mariae virginis (Rautavaara)|
|Die erste Elegie (Rautavaara)|
|Fare Well (Thompson)|
|Halavan himmeän alla 'In the shade of the willow' (Rautavaara)|
|Mass of the Holy Spirit (Thompson)|
|Our joyful'st feast (Rautavaara)|
|Suite de Lorca (Rautavaara)|
|The last invocation (Thompson)|
|The Peaceable Kingdom (Thompson)|