Our Chairman

David Druce was invited to join the London Cantorial Singers in 1995 by the Choir’s founder Ian Lyons. At the end of 1997 when Ian tragically passed away, David took over the baton and became Chairman and Musical Director until 2019.

David has over 50 years’ experience of Jewish choral singing and under his leadership, the membership has grown to over 30 choristers and the Choir has performed both nationally and abroad.

David’s music education commenced at an early age and he studied both piano and guitar. His love of Cantorial music evolved from the age of 9 when he joined the Hendon United Synagogue choir under the direction of  the renowned conductor Lionel Leigh and the world famous cantor Moshe Korn.

He and his wife Roberta initially settled in Belmont and David joined the Synagogue choir, becoming its choirmaster in 1985. They have 2 children Sara and Elliot.

After David and his family moved to Kenton in 1999, he sang for a period with the local Synagogue choir until he was appointed the conductor of the neighbouring Wembley Synagogue Choir in 2005.

For 12 years from 2005 to 2017, David was choirmaster of Wembley United Synagogue after which they moved to Bushey where they currently reside.

In 2019 the roles of Chairman and Musical Director were split with David remaining as Chairman and Alan Freedman taking over the role of Musical Director of the choir.