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With a diversity of talents, including vocal coaching, vocal performance and Piano, Darren is also a recognised choral composer and his published works include arrangements for choirs, solo voice, piano
As a composer & arranger, he has over 200 titles and three full-length stage musicals to his credit.
His works have been featured on BBC Radio & Television and have been performed and recorded in
many arenas worldwide.
As a performer, Darren spent 5 years as a member of the International Staff Songsters of The Salvation Army (SA) and has several solos and compositions on their recordings. He has featured on BBC
Television and Radio, and is a familiar voice on local radio stations.
Since the success of his albums Darren has been much in demand as a guest soloist, and his vocal performances and workshops have taken him on overseas tours through America, Canada, and various European countries.
Darren has been kept busy in the UK, performing at various locations including Glasgow Royal Concert
Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Bridgewater Hall Manchester, The Royal Festival and The Royal
Albert Hall in London. He has maintained close links to home performing on a number of occasions
at local theatres in support of both the SA and local charities.
In 2000 adult choir 'Salvacosta' was launched under Darren's musical direction, initially for a single performance, however at the request for many bookings the group continued and has to date raised nearly £40,000 for local good causes, community projects and charitable events.
In September of 2015 Darren launched Dynamix : School of Vocal Excellence, where he is a Vocal Coach for children from the age of 5 – 18.
Darren's composition ‘SONG OF PEACE’ was recorded by the BBC Choir Boy of the year in December 2002 selling over 30,000 copies, with performances stretching from Scandinavia to the USA.
This recording features James Eager, the Llandaff Cathedral Choir and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. This music is also currently featured by the world famous Yorkshire Building Society brass band.
In 2003 Darren was featured on BBC’s Songs of Praise along side the Swedish Gospel singer, Annika Hansson who is also featured on his CD, YOU RAISE ME UP.
At the end of 2005, Darren was the guest soloist at the SA’s UK Congress at Wembley, and in June 2006
at the Gospel Arts Festival in The Royal Albert Hall.
In 2006 BELIEVE was released from recorded performances at The Royal Albert Hall. This CD features several Christmas songs as well as popular favourites.
Darren recorded here in the UK and also in Canada for his Christmas 2009 CD release “ O HOLY NIGHT” in collaboration with the North York Temple Band, one of Canada’s finest brass bands.
This has now become their best selling album.
In 2014 a brand new Christmas recording was released featuring previously unrecorded tracks, current & new repertoire and brand new arrangements & compositions by Darren and other Christian artists. Proceeds were in aid of the BBC CHILDREN IN NEED APPEAL and in association with BBC RADIO SOLENT.
In 2015 year we saw the launch of the latest album from Salvacosta, entitled 'True Colours', which is available to purchase directly through his website.
Since their formation in 2000, Salvacosta, under the Musical direction of Darren Bartlett, have raised almost £40,000 for Charities and good causes.
Charities that Salvacosta have raised money for include :
• The Salvation Army,
• Breast Cancer Care,
• Alfie's Trust,
• Naomi House,
• Julia's House,
• Southampton Hospital Radiotherapy Unit,
• Kenya Trust ,
• Myanmar Children's Home,
• BBC Children in Need,
• Southampton Hospital Chemotherapy Unit,
• Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People,
• 'Vision of Hope" (Ukraine).
As a vocal coach, with his inspirational style, Darren continues to be much in demand for various training
& workshops at home and abroad. He is committed to music ministry as the director of Salvacosta
(A Vocal Harmony group) and Dynamix : School of Vocal Excellence.
Darren’s unique methods of vocal coaching, interpretation and performance techniques have recently
taken him on several trips to Canada.
More Internationals trips are planned for this year both for vocal coaching techniques and various
Darren Bartlett performing 'Gethsemane' at The Royal Albert Hall. (Click to play video)