This is a choir made up only of our top trebles, under the direction of David De Warrenne
The choir often sing pieces arranged specially for them by David
, many of which have been subsequently published.
David de Warrenne - Director, DW Choir
David de Warrenne
studied the piano in London with Tanya Polunin, James Gibb, Edith Vogel, and then in Paris with Julius Katchen.
At the Temple Church, David
directed the Templars Male Voice Choir for many years and the Lloyds of London Male Voice Choir from 1970-1980, as well as conducting his
own chamber choir, the Pepys Ensemble.
It was at this time that he
became seriously involved in composing and especially choral arranging.
Having joined the music staff at Trinity School in 1973, David soon began arranging for the DW Choir section of the Trinity Boys Choir, and has produced over 60 vocal arrangements , 18 of which comprise the Choir's best-selling CD first released in 1990, A Christmas Collection (reputed to have sold around 200,000 copies).
After completing the CD he worked together with its producer, Keff McCulloch, with whom he collaborated as co-arranger and orchestrator of the signature tune for Des O'Connor's television quiz-show Take Your Pick, and the Acker Bilk album Oscar Winners, arranging for, and conducting, the strings.
has also arranged for the Temple Church Choir
as well as internationally known vocal groups such as The Light Blues
arrangement of "Waltzing Matilda" was recently performed by the Collegium Regale, (lay-clerks of King's College Chapel Choir, Cambridge) in the Sydney Opera House, and received a standing ovation.
In recent years, he
has taken to performing in cabaret with ex-Cantabile member, Paul Hull, arranging and performing on his
CD I Wish You Love, and appearing in a one-week series at the Jermyn Street Theatre, Piccadilly, Pizza in the Park, and two performances at the Purcell Room.
has now taken over the directorship of the DW Choir
, after David Squibb's retirement in 2001.
David de Warrenne