Conducting


Conducting Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, BWV 131, by J.S. Bach, at the 40th Annual Baltimore Bach Marathon, March 13, 2016; Photo Credit: Britt Olsen-Ecker Photography

With over a decade of ensemble leadership experience, Douglas is a sought-after conductor and frequent collaborator in the Mid-Atlantic region. Recently appointed as Artistic Director of the Maryland Choral Society, he also leads the choirs of St. David’s Episcopal Church (where he also directs the Baltimore Bach Marathon, now in its 40th year), as well as the Canticum Novum Chamber Choir, both of which have been featured on radio broadcasts on WBJC and WYPR Baltimore. Before serving as Director of Music at St. David’s, he was Choirmaster of Historic Old St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where he directed the St. Paul’s Singers (the parish’s volunteer choir), the St. Paul’s Camerata (the professional chamber choir), and the St. Paul’s Choir of Men and Boys, the second oldest ensemble of its type in the nation. In February 2014 he conducted the opening performance of the American Choral Directors Association Eastern Division Conference, leading the new-music ensemble he co-founded, Canticum Novum. Previously he co-founded and directed the PAX Early Music Ensemble at the College of Wooster. He has served as guest and rehearsal conductor for the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, the Musicians of Mercy, the Peabody Opera Theatre, the Canticle Singers of Baltimore, the Wooster Chorus, and the Wooster Chamber Orchestra. He studied instrumental and choral conducting with Harlan Parker, Nancy Ditmer, Jeffrey Lindberg, and John Russell, and has served as Adjunct Conducting Faculty at Towson University.

Recordings

 

Douglas Buchanan, Conductor

 

Jesu, meine Freude, by J.S. Bach, BWV 227
The Choir of St. Davidís

 

Quam Pulchra Es, by John Dunstable
Canticum Novum

 

Rorate Coeli, by Josef Rheinberger
The Choir of St. Davidís

 

Ubi Caritas, by John Belkot
Canticum Novum

 

ďRemains,Ē from Rise, by Judah Adashi
The Choir of St. Davidís

 

Ubi Caritas, by Sean Doyle
Canticum Novum

 
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