David’s work as an accompanist, pianist and organist began with his first church organist post age 11 and first choral society repetiteur post age 13. His humorous rehearsal approach belies an understanding of the accompanist’s role in engaging minds and bodies in the act of choral singing, informed by over 25 years of experience with extraordinary conductors and vocal coaches such as Jeremy Jackman, Bob Chilcott, Ashley Stafford, David Owen Norris and SCC’s own Jeremy Backhouse, and with choirs ranging from Vasari Singers and New College Oxford to community and impromptu groups large and small.
Noteworthy CD appearances include his own organ arrangements of Peter and the Wolf and Carnival of the Animals, narrated by the late Richard Briers (‘imaginative and exhilarating playing’, BBC Radio 2); David Owen Norris’ oratorio Prayerbook with the Waynflete Singers, Navarra string quartet and baritone Peter Savidge (‘a prominent and demanding organ part performed superlatively well’, Musicweb Reviews); and a disc currently in preparation featuring new organ transcriptions of orchestral works and duets with Dame Emma Kirkby, countertenor Ashley Stafford, Top Gear presenter and closet music graduate James May and a cast of other brilliant musicians.
David took up his post as accompanist to Salisbury Community Choir in 2010 accompanying the choir regularly at rehearsals, concerts and overseas tours.
Please visit www.davidcoram.co.uk for further information.
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