David Emerson’s love of music began at a young age, growing up singing in the church choir at St Laurence, Warborough and later at St Helen’s, Benson, his local churches whilst growing up in South Oxfordshire. He continued his musical education at Abingdon School, both singing and playing the bassoon during his time there, before a degree in Music at Royal Holloway, University of London, studying Orchestral Conducting with Levon Parikian throughout his time there, and a Master’s in Choral Conducting at Birmingham Conservatoire, where he was also a key member of the Conservatoire’s critically acclaimed Chamber Choir, singing as a soloist on two CD recordings with them. He also took on the position of Seraphim Lay Clerk at Birmingham Cathedral, touring to both France and Germany with the choir and singing for live radio broadcasts. He moved to Durham in September 2016, to begin singing with Durham Cathedral Choir as a Lay Clerk, and is really enjoying both the new position and the wonderful countryside. He has also sung with professional choirs Ex Cathedra and OSJ Voices, and as a soloist with a number of ensembles including Barnard Castle School Choral Society, Rugby Philharmonic Choir and Langtree Sinfonia.