The Director of Music is David Dewar, who plans the termly chapel music in collaboration where possible with the Organ Scholar(s). He is also responsible for concerts in the Chapel. His role encompasses the adjunct responsibility of Chapel Clerk.

David is a fully qualified musician: a conductor, harpsichordist and organist. As a keyboard player, he trained with Anne Marsden Thomas and Gerdi Troskie, and holds a diploma from the Royal College of Organists and two from the Royal School of Church Music. He is also a freelance horn-player studying at the then Birmingham Conservatoire with Roger Clark and later with Anthony Halstead in London. David is a conductor of orchestras and choirs with over 30 years experience, having studied with George Hurst and Rodolfo Saglimbeni. He gained a first class degree from Canterbury Christ Church University, in 2014.

He has worked in church music since the age of 15, and has held appointments as Director of Music at churches in the Midlands and the South of England. Choristers he has trained have gained awards with the Royal School of Church Music, and have moved on thereafter to membership of prestigious choirs. David has given organ recitals in Malvern Priory, Ripon Cathedral, Bristol Cathedral, Portsmouth Cathedral, Birmingham Cathedral, Doncaster Minster, Holy Trinity Bradford-on-Avon, Wellow Parish Church, St Ives Parish Church in Cornwall, St Martin's Brampton (Cumbria), All Saints Westbury, St Michael's Retford, Chippenham Parish Church, and All Saints', Westbury.

Formerly he was Music Adviser in the Diocese of Birmingham, and Assistant Regional Director for the Royal School of Church Music - with responsibility for providing advice and guidance to church musicians and clergy in the North East (from Wakefield north to the Borders).

Further information can be found at www.daviddewar.org.uk

Organ Scholarship

Organ Scholarship

For more information about the Organ Scholarship, please contact the Director of Chapel Music

 

Welcome

All are Welcome ...

... to attend chapel services. All members of the University and Alumni are eligible to apply to join the choir, and others may also be invited to join

Services

Traditional Liturgy

We sing traditional church music composed from the 14th to the 21st centuries, set in liturgies based on the Book of Common Prayer

Events

Arts

We mount concerts and other events from time to time - please bookmark this site for early publicity about our future programme. All are welcome!