Alumni Profile: David Quinn ARCO

David Quinn ARCO
David Quinn is 18009934_10155041907021708_1848886182_na conductor, organist and accompanist based in Oxford. He combines being Assistant Organist at Radley College and a Music Teacher at Headington Prep School with freelance work throughout the UK and further afield. He founded Polyhymnia, a female chamber choir based in Oxford in January 2016. Hailing from the North East of England, David was a chorister at Durham Cathedral where a long enduring passion for choral music developed. As well as touring and recording with the choir, it was in these early years that he took his first steps on the organ with James Lancelot. From there David moved on to Durham School and was subsequently awarded the organ scholarship at Newcastle Cathedral. Upon leaving his native North, David read music at Oxford University and held an organ scholarship at St Peter’s College. During this time he assisted the director of music Dr Roger Allen with all aspects of the chapel choir, frequently directing in services and concerts. He received organ lessons from Stephen Farr and conducting lessons from Paul Spicer and Patrick Russill. As well as his commitments at St Peter’s, David also directed the music at Pusey House. Upon graduating he moved to take on a postgraduate organ scholarship at Southwell Minster. During his tenure he accompanied the Minster Girls’ Choir and the Minster Chorale under the watchful eye of Simon Hogan and Paul Hale. He also accompanied the Cranmer Company of Singers in their programme of concerts and Cathedral tours.

An open day for prospective Choral and Organ Scholars will be held on April 22nd: https://www.music.ox.ac.uk/apply/undergraduate/open-days/