DAVID THORNE was born and educated in Exeter. He won a scholarship to the Royal School of Church Music and read music at Bristol University. Later he was appointed Director of Music at the City of Portsmouth Boys’ School, and concurrently was Assistant Organist at the city’s Anglican Cathedral, a post he held for over twenty years. As well as accompanying most of the services, he conducted and arranged the music for a number of large-scale services. Latterly, he worked in the music department of Portsmouth Grammar School and in 2000 became Director of Music at the city’s Catholic Cathedral and was responsible for the rebuilding of the organ there.
David is widely known for his compositions and arrangements, including ‘The Mass of St. Thomas’ and the ‘Trinity Mass’. He has also worked for the BBC on such programmes as ‘Songs of Praise’ and ‘The Daily Service’. For more details about David Thorne’s career as both organist and composer, please visit his website at www.davidthornemusic.com..