David Yates

Rolleston on Dove, Staffordshure, UK

Born in Llandrillo-yn-Rhos in North Wales, and educated at Paston Grammar School, North Walsham, Norfolk, Ryhope Grammar School in County Durham and studied Architecture at Burton Art College. Career in Architecture, and a keen amateur musician and I have held several church organist and choirmaster posts. My "Nunc Dimittis" had its first performance in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, and my "Hail Gladdening Light" was written for the Rolleston Festival of Music and Arts, of which I was Director. I was also the Founder and first conductor of the Rolleston Choral Society. Three of my non-choral pieces, "Distant Lands", "Walking on the Clouds" and "Wuhan Festive March", were written during 2007 for my dear friend Chen Jie, and In July 2008 I met up with him and realised the dream of a lifetime ~ I spent 24 days travelling with him to several areas of central and western China, visiting Wuhan, Chengdu, Chongqing, Huanglong, Jiuzhaigou, Xi'an and Beijing.

Books by David Yates