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Leigh David - Organ

Biography of Leigh David:

DAVID LEIGH is the Assistant Organist and Director of the Cathedral Girl Choristers at St Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin, the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland. He also pursues a busy freelance career as conductor, orchestral keyboard player and organist, and is musical director of chamber choir The Gaudete Singers and of the University of Dublin Choral Society, and chorusmaster of the Culwick Choral Society. Freelance work includes playing regularly in a wide-ranging repertoire with the RTE Concert Orchestra and frequent appearances with other major Irish performing groups. David was educated at Bolton School and Oxford, where he read music as organ scholar of St Peter’s College and was Assisting Organist at Magdalen College. He was organ scholar successively at Blackburn and Lichfield Cathedrals before university, and moved to Dublin to take up his current position in January 1997. He won the Turpin and Durrant prizes in the Royal College of Organists’ Fellowship examination at the age of nineteen, and is a former student of the late David Sanger and of Nicolas Kynaston. He has performed as a recitalist in many major venues on both sides of the Irish sea, especially championing large-scale late nineteenth and twentieth century repertoire, having given the first performances in Ireland of a number of major works; he has also presented cycles of the complete symphonies of Louis Vierne, and of the complete Messiaen organ music, the latter jointly with Tristan Russcher. In June 2003 he became only the fifth person to perform in its entirety Francis Pott’s monumental organ symphony Christus, which lasts for approximately two and a half hours. He has broadcast regularly on RTE and BBC television and radio, toured in most European countries and the USA, and features on numerous CD recordings as conductor, accompanist, continuo and orchestral keyboard player (including, unusually, the keyboard playing on the soundtrack of the film The League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse with the RTE Concert Orchestra in 2005), in addition to three critically-acclaimed solo discs made on the organ of St Patrick’s.

CD's with Leigh David
Organ Duets by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Langlais, Tomkins, Carleton, Johnstone, Leighton

ArtNr. GMCD 7368

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