David Clover

Photographer, Volunteer, and Singer in Oxford, United Kingdom

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David Clover was a boy treble in the choir at Portsmouth Cathedral and still sings regularly with The Cathedral Chamber Choir, which deputises for cathedral choirs at holiday times. There are some recordings on the SoundCloud page.

Choirs and singing

David lives in Oxford and has sung as a bass with many choirs including The Arcadians of Oxford, Ashmolean Voices, Choros, The North Cotswold Chamber Choir, Oxford Collutorium, E45, Cathedral Singers of Christ Church, Worcester College, Oxford University Chorus, Oxford Oratory, various Oxford college chapels as a deputy and at St Giles' Church, which has its own academy for young boy and girl singers.


After an early career as an Articled Clerk, and a seaborne Sailing Instructor on TS Foudroyant (HMS Trincomalee), David was President of the Oxford Polytechnic Students Union 1973-4. He was also organiser of the Polytechnic Transport Society.

David then spent nearly 40 years in Administrative and IT-related roles in training, support and development at Oxford Polytechnic and from 1979, at The Open University. He is a member of the University and College Union.

David continues to provide occasional consultancy services on matters related to personal computers and websites.

He researches and talks about the work of his Great Grandfather Alfred J West, an 1897 cinema pioneer and provides IT support to 'Jazz at St Giles' and Project 900 (q.v.)


David has the rare autoimmune condition Dermatomyositis which is described in more detail on his blog.

  • Work
    • St. Giles Church, Oxford
  • Education
    • Portsmouth Grammar School
    • Oxford Polytechnic
    • The Open University