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A tenor with a distinguished career in the fields of opera, oratorio and concert repertoire, David is originally from Scotland, where he graduated in Singing and Flute at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and he has built a strong reputation and performed extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand Germany and the UK.

He moved to Sydney in 1979 and there he was an early member of The Song Company, Australia’s premier a cappella vocal ensemble for 7 years after which he went freelance and performances have included the tenor roles in most of the major oratorios with all the major orchestras in Australia and New Zealand; and he has also performed to critical acclaim throughout Asia and at many theatres and festivals and was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal in 2001.

David's repertoire encompasses an extraordinarily wide range, from Handel's Messiah and Haydn's Creation to 20th century masterpieces such as Britten's War Requiem and Elgar's Dream of Gerontius.

Operatic tenor roles include the title role in Britten's Albert HerringQuint in Turn of the Screw and Male Chorus in the Rape of LucretiaBelmonte in Mozart's Entführung Serail and Loge in Wagner's Das Rheingold.

In 2007, David moved to Germany and during his time there he sang the title role in Mozart's Idomeneo in Neu Munster, and in 2008 and 2009 performed the title role in Lohengrin for Saarbrucken Opera House, and in the same role understudied the great German tenor Peter Seiffert in Luxemburg.
Whilst in Germany, he also sang various choral and lieder concerts including songs by Schubert, Schumann, Haydn and Beethoven (he recorded Beethoven’s Scottish Lieder for Brilliant Classics in 2008).

Amongst works performed in 2011 was Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Panama City and in the Edinburgh Festival, Schubert’s masterpiece Die Winterreise and the tenor role in Ricci’s opera Le Prigione di Edimburgo. More recently in Berlin and Lübeck respectively, David performed Dvorak’s Die Geisterbraut with Berliner Cappella Choir who regularly invite him back to sing and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde and the role of Tamino in Die Zauberflöte. David returned to live in Sydney in 2012, to work with Opera Australia.

In recent years, David’s New Zealand engagements included, Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius for Auckland Choral; Mendelssohn’s St Paul for Bach Musica and the Messiah with City Choir Dunedin.
He also returned to Germany and Poland to sing Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with Berliner Choir and in New Zealand sang the Evangelist in St John’s Passion for Bach Musica NZ and performed in the Mozart Requiem under the baton of Paul Fitzsimon with Willoughby Symphony.

In recent years, David’s New Zealand engagements included, Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius for Auckland Choral; Mendelssohn’s St Paul for Bach Musica and the Messiah with City Choir Dunedin.

In 2014, he returned to Germany and Poland to sing Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with Berliner Choir and in New Zealand will sing the Evangelist in St John’s Passion for Bach Musica NZ and perform in the Mozart Requiem under the baton of Paul Fitzsimon with Willoughby Symphony.

Most recent performances include collaborations with: the Polymnia Ensemble, Sydney Graduate Choir, Willoughby Symphony, Leichhardt Espresso Chorus, City Choir Dunedin, Auckland Chorale and Christchurch City Choir, New Zealand. David covered the substantial role of Siegfried in Wagner’s The Ring for Opera Australia in 2016.

Upcoming engagements include: Opera in the Paddock and Dream of Gerontius in 2017.