David is Musical Director of Reading Bach Choir, Cardiff Polyphonic Choir and Stafford Choral Society, and Co-Director of professional vocal ensemble Reverie. He also works regularly with the Royal Scottish NationalOrchestra Chorus, where he previously held the Sir Alexander Gibson Fellowship.

His recent guest work has included the Royal College of Music Chorus, New London Chamber Choir, Dorking Choral Society and Southend Festival Chorus, and he has also conducted The Portrait Choir (The National Portrait Gallery’s Choir in Residence) and St Martin’s Voices in performances in London. David studied at Manchester University and subsequently with Neil Ferris, Sarah Tenant-Flowers and Simon Halsey on the MA (Choral Conducting) at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. He has also studied with Paul Brough and Mark Heron, and in masterclasses with Mark Stringer, Johannes Schlaefli and Clark Rundell. He has recently broadcast on BBC Radio with Cardiff Polyphonic Choir, and during his time in Manchester prepared the University Chamber Choir for work with BBC Television and a role alongside the Hallé Choir and Orchestra in Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg under the baton of Sir Mark Elder. He has also prepared choirs for Michael Sanderling (Beethoven Symphony No. 9), Eric Whitacre (Whitacre Deep Field, Five Hebrew Love Songs), Justin Doyle (Brahms Requiem) and James Burton (Walton Belshazzar’s Feast), as well as acting as Chorus Master for both Peter Oundjian and Christopher Bell with the RSNO.

His repertoire as a conductor is varied, ranging from large-scale oratorios such as Mendelssohn Elijah and Elgar The Dream of Gerontius through to more intimate and unusual choral works by composers such as Ligeti, Łukaszewski and Meredith Monk. In the 2017/18 season, performances include Handel Messiah at St David’s Hall, works by Poulenc including excerpts from Sept Chansons and Figure Humaine, Beethoven Mass in C and Mozart Mass in C Minor. He recently conducted an exceptionally rare performance of Shostakovich’s Ten Poems on Texts by Revolutionary Poets, Op. 88, quite possibly the first time the whole cycle has been performed in Britain. His passion for new, varied and ambitious repertoire is combined with a belief that joy is vital to the process of singing, and that this most fundamental human emotion is the key to transcendent musical experiences. David lives in South London with his partner Rachel and their cat Dorothy. Much of his spare time is also taken up with listening to and performing music of varied genres, though he also plays football and cricket, and enjoys literature and cinema.