David Beeby is currently Head of Music Department at Poole Grammar School, where he leads the class teaching, instrumental tuition and extra-curricular musical activities in this large selective state school on the south coast of England.
He is also a freelance Organist and Choir Director, with a wealth of experience performing and directing in cathedrals and churches throughout the UK. In the 1990’s, he was Organist and Master of the Choristers at St. Peter’s Parish Church, Bournemouth.
David is available to deputise as an Organist and Choir Director in the Bournemouth, Poole and East Dorset area. He also very occasionally teaches privately, as a tutor for organ, advanced keyboard skills, or university entrance tests.
He is also active as a composer and arranger of music, with several choral works and arrangements for choir, orchestra and jazz band to his credit. His choral arrangement of “I saw three ships” has seen many performances and in recent years was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and recorded onto CD, by Portsmouth Cathedral Choir.
More recently, his orchestral overture “One Giant Leap…” was commissioned by the music education agency SoundStorm and received its premiere, conducted by the composer, in July 2019 at “Transmission” an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing in July 1969.
“One Giant Leap…” – First Performance July 2019