He writes sacred and secular choral music for a range of types of choir, from small church choirs of limited resources, through to experienced chamber choirs and large choral societies. Most of his existing output is sacred choral music, with secular works being added to the catalogue.
David has produced works specifically for several choirs. He has found success in competitions, including The Wessex Festival in 2016, The Cantus Ensemble Composition Competition in 2015 and the Small Choirs competition of 2013.
His works have been performed across the UK, including in St Paul’s Cathedral, London, Wells, Norwich, Ripon and Sheffield Cathedrals, St Philip’s Cathedral, Birmingham, St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham, and St Anne’s Cathedral, Leeds, and overseas, including in St Paul’s Cathedral, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and the Episcopal Church of St Francis, San Francisco, USA, St Paul’s Cathedral, London, Ontario, Canada, and in Norway and the Netherlands.
David is also a choral director of over 30 years experience, currently Director of The Broadstone Choir, The Orlando Singers and Chromata Voices of Purbeck, and Director of Music at St Peter’s, Dorchester and St Mark’s, Herston, Swanage. He is highly active in the local music scene in the Isle of Purbeck and beyond, and runs regular events, including singing workshops focussing on his own music.
David is always delighted to be contacted about his compositions, choirs or events, or to be approached regarding potential projects. Either leave a comment at the bottom of the page, or email privately direct to David via this form.