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David Allinson

choral singing holidays Dr David Allinson is a highly respected choral trainer specialising in the history and performance of Renaissance sacred music. He read Music at St Peter's College, Oxford (where he was a choral scholar) and took his Master's with Distinction at University College, Durham before completing a doctorate on the devotional context and meaning of early Tudor sacred music at Exeter University. 

Now Director of Music at the University of Christ Church Canterbury, David also sings professionally, conducts, writes and teaches singing. He directs the Renaissance Singers and he also leads his own early music ensemble, Cantores. 

In recent years he has guest-directed concerts with excellent early music ensembles, including The Cambridge Taverner Choir, a professional-standard early music group led by Dr Owen Rees; Contrafactum, Helen Price's accomplished ensemble; and Quorum in Milton Keynes.