Friday, 30 September 2016

avid Dewar is the Conductor of the chamber choir Musica Vera in Cheltenham, Director of the Schola Chamber Choir, and Director of Music at the church of St Andrew, Chippenham.  He is a former conductor of Bath University Choir.

David's musical career started as a young organist at St John's RC Cathedral, Portsmouth. He studied Music at Canterbury Christ Church University and Conducting under the direction of George Hurst, Rodolfo Saglimbeni, and Denise Ham.    He is now researching in Musicology at the University of Bristol.

David's work with his various choirs has seen performances of works ranging from Bach Motets, Vivaldi Gloria and Haydn The Creation to Britten St Nicolas and Thiman Songs of Sailors and the Sea. His work with Musica Vera has included works by Raymond Warren, Maxwell Davies, and Whitacre alongside music by Brahms, Durante, Britten, Sumsion, and Herbert Howells.

Aside from his career as a conductor, David is active as a consort singer and sings with as well as directs his chamber choir, Schola. The group performs all over the south of England. He is a former member of the Cumbrian chamber choir, the Wordsworth Singers.  As an organist David has given recitals and concerts in many cathedrals and major churches, as well as providing organ or harpsichord continuo.  He also teaches conducting, organ, and theory of music.