Gillian Opstad - author

My mother’s book “Debussy’s Melisande”

James Opstad - bass player and composer

My brother’s website

Jon Opstad - composer

My brother’s website

Paul Spicer - conductor, composer and writer

My uncle’s website

Choirs and education

Classic Toulouse

Music in Toulouse

Conservatoire de Toulouse

The Conservatoire de Toulouse website

The English Choral Experience

Choral course and concerts in Herefordshire

The Maîtrise de Toulouse

Mark’s choir’s website.

Upcoming concerts

Bach cantata 114 with the Ensemble Baroque de Toulouse
le 02/10/2016 à 17:00
Eglise Saint Exupère, Toulouse

Mark is invited to conduct bach’s Cantata 114 with the Ensemble Baroque de Toulouse, as part of the Cantates sans filet series.

Free entry

Maîtrise de Toulouse concert
le 19/10/2016 à 20:00
Temple du Salin, Toulouse

Mark directs the Maîtrise de Toulouse in a programme of choral music from Eastern Europe.


-Ubi Caritas : First performance of a piece written for the Maîtrise by the Polish compser Pawel Łukaszewski.

-Motets by Penderecki, Gorecki, Ešenvalds , Miskinis, Pärt

-Songs by Stravinsky, Bartok and Kodaly

’Laudes Organi’by Kodaly with the organist Jemima Stephenson.

Free entry.

Concert organised by the Conservatoire de Toulouse and the Amis de l’Orgue du Temple du Salin.

All concerts