Chairman David Fisher

David Fisher was a chorister at Leicester Cathedral where he started composing at the age of 11. He later studied music at Durham University, where he trained as a teacher, and he was for thirty-six years Head of Performing Arts at a Leicestershire college. He holds a Master of Music degree, is a member of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, Chairman of both the Central Composers’ Alliance and the Leicester Music Society, founder-conductor of Kingfisher Chorale and he conducted Derby Choral Union for many years. His compositions are mainly choral and several of his pieces have been released on commercial CDs as well as on CDs released by himself. He has written for the Vienna Boys’ Choir and English cathedral choirs as well as being the only modern composer to write a cantata for Dame Emma Kirkby using authentic C18th instruments. His largest work is a 55-minute requiem for choral society, eight brass players and four percussionists.

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