David is a classical composer and professional musician living and working in Swanage, in Dorset’s beautiful Isle of Purbeck.
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, large choral societies and professional ensembles. 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 St Edmundsbury Cathedral / RA Vestey Memorial Trust Competition of 2018 (with Before Action, a remembrance anthem), 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, Salisbury, Exeter, Norwich, Worcester, Ripon, St Edmundsbury, St Albans, Portsmouth, Sheffield and Brecon Cathedrals, Southwell Minster, 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 Orlando Singers, the Purbeck Arts Choir and the Mayday Singers, 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.
David is always delighted to be contacted about his compositions, choirs or events, or to be approached regarding potential projects. You can contact David via this form.