Musical Director

David Bednall has been our Musical Director since 2007.

He is recognised as one of the leading choral composers of his generation, and is also a highly experienced organist, accompanist, conductor, and lecturer.

He studied for a PhD in Composition with Professor John Pickard at the University of Bristol and his work has been widely recorded and broadcast to superb international critical acclaim. His work is notable for its vivid and accessible qualities, and acute sensitivity to word-setting.

He is Organist of The University of Bristol and Sub Organist at Bristol Cathedral and has established a reputation as an exciting and virtuosic performer both live and on recordings. In particular he is known for his skills as an improviser.

We have commissioned David to compose a piece for our 40th anniversary concert on November 26th 2016

To learn more about David go to his website at

Photo of David Bednall

Chew Valley Choral Society is a Registered Charity (no 1126339) and is affiliated to Making Music

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