David Clark

Born in Northumberland and trained at Bede College, Durham, David Clark taught in middle, special and secondary schools. For 13 years he was Head of Creative Arts and Director of Music at a local comprehensive school and also Principal of Southend Music School.

He was then appointed 14-19 Strategy Manager for Southend schools, followed by seven years working as a self-employed consultant, managing educational projects. For 23 years David was the Musical Director of Leigh Orpheus Male Voice Choir, building their membership from 30 to 130. In 2002 he founded Southend Wind Orchestra, performing a challenging contemporary repertoire.

In September 2012 he was honoured to be appointed Musical Director of  The Southend Band, the civic brass band and in January 2014 he formed a new mixed voice choir, The DaCapo Singers.  David has been Musical Director of The Orpheus Singers since its inception in 2008.