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'Don Pedro' / 'Friar'
David began singing as a boy chorister in Leicester Cathedral Choir and continued to sing there when his voice had broken. Subsequently, he spent a year as a choral scholar singing in the choir of Gloucester Cathedral. Following this, he studied for a degree in Theology at the University of Cambridge whilst singing as a choral scholar at King's College.
During his time at King's, David took part in several international tours, CD and DVD recordings and TV and radio broadcasts, including the famous 'Nine Lessons and Carols' service broadcast globally on Christmas eve.
David has recently completed three years of postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where he gratefully received the support of the D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust. Whilst at the RNCM, David won the ‘Bessie Cronshaw / Frost Brownson Song Cycle Competition’ and has been a finalist for the ‘Frederick Cox Award for Singing’ and the ‘Joyce and Michael Kennedy Award for the Singing of Strauss’. He was given the ‘Brigitte Fassbaender Award for Lieder’. David is currently continuing his studies with Peter Wilson.
Recent concert performances as a soloist include Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart's Requiem, Haydn's Nelson Mass, Bach's Cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, and Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light Requiem. On stage David has played the roles of ‘Death’ in Holst’s Savitri, ‘Directeur’ in Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tiresias, ‘Benoit/Alcindoro’ in Puccini’s La Boheme, ‘David’ in Sondheim’s Company, ‘Starveling’ in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, ‘Bob’ in a production of The Old Maid and the Thief by Menotti, ‘Abraham Kaplan’ in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, and ‘Don Alfonso’ in the RNCM’s 2016 production of Cosi fan Tutte by Mozart.