>> Music Educator
David has enjoyed a rewarding career in music education, mainly in the secondary sector. As Head of Music Department at Poole Grammar School for nearly twenty years, he has taught generations of students, many of whom have gone onto further education and careers in Music.
In addition to his work in the classroom, David has led Poole Grammar School musicians in countless performances, both in school and further afield and in prestigious UK venues such as the Lighthouse Concert Hall, Poole, the Royal Albert Hall, London, the Symphony Hall and Town Hall, Birmingham, and the Millennium Dome, London.
>> Organist & Conductor
David continues to play the organ professionally, both as accompanist and as a soloist. Over the last few years he has performed Organ Recitals at Portsmouth Cathedral, Christchurch Priory and St Stephen’s Church, Bournemouth, as well as performing Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony with Westbourne Orchestra in 2017. In 2015, David performed Poulenc’s Organ Concerto in Winchester Cathedral with Bournemouth University Orchestra.
Alongside his work at Poole Grammar School, David has maintained his active interest in composition. On Christmas Day 2014, his arrangement of “I saw three ships” was performed by Portsmouth Cathedral Choir on BBC Radio 4, and subsequently recorded by them on the CD “Verbum Caro Factum Est.” In 2017, David was commissioned to write “Hodie, Christus natus est” for the Christmas Festival of Carols at Derby Cathedral.
David’s most recent orchestral piece is “One Giant Leap…” a large-scale piece written to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing by Apollo XI in July 1969. The music was commissioned by the Music Education Agency “SoundStorm” and first performed in a Festival at Upton House, Poole in July 2019.