David Stevens is the Sub-Assistant Organist at Wells Cathedral, and assists with all aspects of the department’s activities. Before coming to Wells, David was the Organist and Master of the Choristers at Belfast Cathedral. During his time in Belfast, the Cathedral Choir broadcast on BBC TV (including a performance on Songs of Praise), UTV, BBC Radio, and Radio Ulster, sang in concerts with the Ulster Orchestra and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, performed on-stage with NI Opera, and recorded a CD of new music for Christmas. He has also held positions in the Cathedrals in Newcastle and Guildford. David gives recitals throughout the UK, and also works as an orchestral keyboard player; he has played organ, harpsichord and harmonium for concerts, broadcasts, and recordings with the Ulster Orchestra.
David was the Organ Scholar at Oriel College, Oxford, studying the organ with Kevin Bowyer and David Sanger, and then studied Choral Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Patrick Russill, from where he graduated with an MA with Distinction and the Irene Burcher Prize. In 2016 he was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music for a ‘significant contribution to the music profession’.
The music for the evening will be:
Introit: Oculi Omnium Wood
Psalm: 50 v.1-15
Office Hymn: 227
Canticles: Sumsion in A
Anthem: Save Us, O Lord Bairstow
Hymns: 56, 214 (ii)
Voluntary: Intrada Ives