“I realized one key factor while watching David Wilson conduct a performance of the musical RENT; the singers and actors onstage had complete comfort, confidence and trust in his musical direction. This provided a solid foundation for every moment of the story. I know very few conductors who are truly "in the moment" with the singers, instead of dictating the way a moment should be like. He has an amazing gift – he feels the importance of the key moments, and then motivates the band to play with the appropriate intensity, volume and tempo to support the emotional story. David has a unique ability to bring out the fine subtleties of music, while also spinning out the grand musical architecture. His immense understanding of singing and musical flow results in a truly cohesive musical theatre experience where every moment and transition is executed flawlessly.”

Martin Galba
Co-Artistic Director, Two One-Way Tickets to Broadway

Conducting Positions

2010) Rent, Two One-Way Tickets to Broadway, Musical Director

2010) Metropolitan Chorus, Interim Conductor

2008) The Mikado, Sherard Theatre, Musical Director

2007-’08) Dream King, Elope Theatre, Musical Director

2005) My Fair Lady, Festival Players, Sherwood Park, Alberta

2005-’06) Vocal Alchemy, Artistic Director

2004-’05) Da Camera Singers, Associate Director

2004) Robertson Wesley United Church, Director of Music

2003-’04) Richard Eaton Singers, Associate Director

2002-'08) Edmonton Recorder Orchestra, Artistic Director

2002-’03) Richard Eaton Singers, Choral Assistant

2002-’03) University of Alberta Concert Choir, Assistant Director

2001-’02) University of Alberta Madrigal Singers, Assistant Director

2001-’02) Kokopelli Youth Choir Edmonton, Assistant Director

2001-’02) University of Alberta Madrigal Singers, Assistant Conductor

1995-2001) SPIRITUS Chamber Choir & Performing Arts Ensemble, Founder and Artistic Director; Highlights: 1999 International CARA Award;
CD Releases: Crossing Bridges, Never the Same River Twice

1999) Con Spirito Award Recipient, Alberta Choral Federation

1991-2001) Calgary Renaissance Singers & Players, Artistic Director; Highlights: Thomas Tallis’ 40-part Spem in Alium, Calgary Premiere Performance

1993-’95) Debut Opera Society, Musical Director; Highlights: The Gondoliers, Messiah, La Boheme, Carmen, La Traviata, Mikado

1992-’94) Bonfield Gregorian Chant Choir, St. Elizabeth of Hungary / Pius X

1991-’92) St. Boniface Catholic Church, Director of Music

1988-1990) Christ Church Youth Choir, Director of Music

 

Edmonton Recorder Orchestra (Cries of London, 2008)