David Poulter

(Former Dir of Music Liverpool, Chester & Coventry Cathedrals)

 

Programme  (Back to 2019/2020 Season)


Fanfare - John Cook (1918-84)


Fugue in C major, BuxWV 174

Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)


Fantasia & Fugue in G minor, BWV 535

JS Bach (1685-1750)


Folk Tune - Percy Whitlock (1903-46)

March: Dignity & Impudence - Percy Whitlock


Nimrod (Enigma Variations)

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Sonata in G (First movement) - Edward Elgar


The Swan (from Carnival of the Animals)

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921), arr Sumner Salter


Toccata & Fugue, D minor/major, Op59

Max Reger (1873-1916)


Prelude on the Londonderry Air

arr. Noel Rawsthorne (1929-2019


Scherzo Symphonique - Pierre Cochereau (1924-84)

Biography


David Poulter was born in Kent and educated at The Kings School, Rochester and at The Royal College of Music, London where he was a Foundation Scholar and Walford Davies prizewinner.


He was also awarded the coveted Limpus and Frederick Shinn prizes at the Royal College of Organists.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists (and a holder of the RCO Choir Training diploma), a Fellow of Trinity College of Music, a Graduate of the Royal Schools of Music and an Associate of the Royal College of Music. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Guild of Church Musicians in 2008 in recognition of his “great contribution to church music over many years”.


After five years as Assistant Organist at Rochester Cathedral, further study at London University, and some years teaching at Cranbrook School in Kent, and Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School as Head of Music, David Poulter went to Coventry Cathedral in 1990, first as Assistant Organist and ultimately as Director of Music.


David Poulter was appointed Organist and Director of Music at Chester Cathedral in April 1997. As well as conducting the choir in many BBC broadcasts, and seven choral CD recordings, David was actively involved in the planning and raising of £1.6 million for the building of a new Song School in 2005. Other highlights included two International Church Music Festivals with Sir David Willcocks. During this period, David Poulter was also a regular conductor of the BBC Daily Service.


From January 2008 to August 2017 David Poulter was Director of Music at Liverpool Cathedral. As well as conducting the cathedral choir at seven services each week during term time, David took the choir on tours to Poland, Paris, Estonia, New York and Washington; recorded five CDs of choral music with Priory Records; and conducted the choir for many BBC TV and Radio broadcasts.


David Poulter has travelled extensively, as a recitalist, and as a conductor to France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Jamaica and the United States.

David is now organist at The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook.



 
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