Nigel Davies


Nigel began his interest in organ music as a seven year old chorister in his father's church, and after a few years of watching various organists play, taught himself to play the organ, much to the horror of his elderly piano teacher who was convinced that organ playing "ruined your touch"!
Some years later, after rigorous lessons to correct some of the bad habits of DIY organ playing, he read music at the University College Cardiff (BMUS and MA) and studied organ with Robert Joyce at LLandaff Cathedral gaining the FRCO diploma.
After teaching practice at Porth County Comprehensive, he taught briefly at Weston-super-Mare and then for twenty years was head of Music at Marlwood School (formerly Thornbury Grammer School). Before taking early retirement, he was Director of Music at the independent Redland High School, Bristol for thirteen years.
Nigel has held several organ appointments in the Bristol area, but since 1992 has been Director of Music at Dursley Parish Church, where he enjoys working with forty members of the church choir in an extensive repertoire of music and playing the fine three manual Hill organ.
He is proud to be primarily a "church musician" rather than just a recitalist, but has given many recitals from Blackpool to Western-super-Mare, including the Brangwyn Hall and St Mary's Church in Swansea, Monmouth Parish Church as well as the cathedrals of Bristol and St David's.

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