David Carrier holds graduate degrees in choral conducting and organ performance from the New England Conservatory of Music.
In addition to his work with the Commonwealth Chorale, Mr. Carrier has just become Interim Director of Music for Christ Church, Cambridge, after being Director of Music at the Wellesley Congregational Church for over thirty-five years. He was also Music Director for Temple Shalom of Newton for twenty-four years. He has served on the choral faculties of both the New England Conservatory and the Boston Conservatory. He has also been a choral clinician for workshops sponsored by the Boston and Rhode Island chapters of the American Guild of Organists and the St. Dunstan’s Conference of Sacred Music in Newport.
Under his direction, the Commonwealth Chorale has sung for several conferences and in concert venues around Boston. Mr. Carrier actively encourages the composition of new choral works, and, as a result, Commonwealth Chorale has commissioned works by local composers Alan Fletcher, James Woodman, Patricia Van Ness, Julian Wachner, Charles Schadle and Carson Cooman.
Mr. Carrier has prepared the Commonwealth Chorale for performance with the New England Philharmonic, the New Philharmonia Orchestra, the Concord Orchestra, the Newton Symphony Orchestra, the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Boston Civic Symphony.
Mr. Carrier has also played organ recitals in the Boston area and is a past Dean of the Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.