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A lifetime of musical experience and published works that include arrangements for choirs, solo voice, piano and ensembles, recognised choral composer DMB's talents do not stop there. With an aptitude for vocal coaching, and a gift for vocal performance and Piano it will come as no surprise that Darren's work is popular across the globe.
With a complex catalogue of over 200 titles and three full-length stage musicals to his credit Darren's works have been performed and recorded in many arenas worldwide and have featured on both BBC Television and Radio. Until 1995 each composition and arrangement was handwritten, some of which have been auctioned off for charity over the years.
The growing interest in Darren's ability, his unique sound and requests for his music brought about the launch of his first website in 2005, allowing the sought after music to be viewed, ordered and commissioned worldwide.
As a solo artist Darren has toured overseas and has performed at The Hollywood Bowl, The Roy Thompson Hall & The Ford Centre, Toronto as well as many European venues, and at many prestigious UK venues including Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Bridgewater Hall Manchester, The Royal Festival and The Royal Albert Hall in London. Internationally he has appeared on Canadian TV and his music has featured on US TV channels.
His very first composition 'Little Baby', written at only age seven, paved the way for many more memorable compositions to follow and in 2002 he was approached to write ‘SONG OF PEACE’ (Lyrics Dr. Wayne Bartlett) which 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.
With such an eclectic range of natural abilities and a multi faceted approach to music Darren never fails to keep the listener interested and in December 2016, he released his first Orchestral composition 'Star of Bethlehem' (Vale/Worley), performed by Magna Sinfonia & Salvacosta, captivating the audience with his unique and distinguishable style.
A true believer in the gift of music, Darren is dedicated to passing on his knowledge
and experience to future generations and teaches his children’s vocal group Dynamix
on a weekly basis. His motivational approach is successful in encouraging these
youngsters to strive for vocal excellence! He is incredibly proud of these talented young
vocalists (aged just 6-12years). In addition, he is the vocal coach for The Dorset School
Acting & teaches a BA Honours class at the Arts University, Bournemouth.
Darren spent 17 years working with and developing Salvacosta Vocal Harmony Group with whom he produced 4 albums, received a standing ovation at ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent and were three time Heat Winners and 2014 Catagory Finalists at the prestigious National Choir of the Year competition. Not just content with providing beautiful music and stunning performances, Darren with Salvacosta, sought to have a positive impact on the lives of others, and in their time together raised a commendable £50,000 for local charities.
With a solid foundation, a clear vision and many exciting projects already on the go, Darren is now totally driven to make MUZARIA his adult Vocal Ensemble and Dynamix Children's Choir a huge success! Darren’s music is available to purchase at www.darrenbartlett.co.uk and stunning video presentations can be viewed on his Official YouTube channel.
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 over £50,000 for Charities and good causes.
Charities that Salvacosta have raised money for include :
• The SA,
• 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).
Darren Bartlett performing 'Gethsemane' at The Royal Albert Hall. (Click to play video)