The Coventry Philharmonic Choir welcomed David Wynne as its new Musical Director in January 2020. After a few rehearsals, COVID struck and it wasn't until Autumn 2021 that David directed us for a performance of Mozart's Requiem and Schubert's Mass in G.
David has enjoyed a hugely varied career as a freelance musician. As a conductor David, is Music Director of Birmingham Festival Choral Society, a role he has held for just over four years. He is also Musical Director of the Warwick and Kenilworth Choral Society having taken over this role in December 2019 after six incredibly successful years as Music Director of Ryton Chorale (Worksop).
David holds a masters’ degree in Vocal and Operatic performance from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, having studied singing with Henry Herford as well as receiving a scholarship to study choral conducting with Paul Spicer. He is a busy freelance baritone soloist, up until recently, a lay clerk at St. Chad’s Cathedral Birmingham, and has performed several times as a musician of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
David is very involved as a visiting lecturer at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Junior Department. He teaches singing, conducting as well musicianship and is Choral Director of the Senior Chorus and the Vocal Ensemble.
David has worked with some of the country’s leading music education organisations, including: Opera North, Welsh National Opera, the Armonico Consort and Leicester and Leeds Cathedral’s education departments. With his wife, Alexandra, they co run (and co-founded) the St. Chad’s Cathedral Junior Choir and the extensive Choral Outreach Programme which sees them teaching choral singing to approx. 400 children a week across Birmingham.