David Simmonds

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David Simmonds was born in London, in 1953, and moved to the West Country in 1976. He earns his living as a Chartered Building Surveyor, in his own practice. David studied composition, privately, with Nicholas Keyworth and, as a lifelong learning student, in the Composers' Workshop at the University of Bristol, with Dr. John Pickard, Joylon Laycock and Mark Henry. David studied choral direction under Peter Broadbent he is a Member of the Association of British Choral Directors and is Musical Director of the Somer Valley Singers, a ladies choir based in Midsomer Norton. David sings, as a tenor, with the Christ Church Choir, Bath and New Bristol Voices. David is hoping shortly to form a new choir to sing Evensong and Matins in country churches. David's compositions range from instrumental to choral works, both Sacred and Secular and including: "For the Fallen" a cantata for Remembrance Day (for Mezzo Soprano, SATB Choir, Trumpet, Cor Anglais, Percussion and Strings); and a setting of the Requiem Mass (for organ, SATB choir and percussion). David's String Quartet No. 1 was performed by the Emerald Quartet in a Severnside Composers' Alliance concert at Bristol University in June 2007. David's String Quartet No. 2 was premiered by the Bristol Ensemble, at the Arnolfini, Bristol, in March 2012. David's 'Hafren' An Idyll for Strings, was premiered by the Bristol Ensemble at the Creswell Theatre in April 2014.

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