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 Newton Choral Society/Commonwealth Chorale, Mr. Carrier is Director of Music at the Wellesley Congregational Church and Temple Shalom of Newton, both of which have extensive music programs. 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 Newton Choral Society/Commonwealth Chorale has sung for several conferences and other concert venues around Boston. Mr. Carrier actively encourages the composition of new choral works, and, as a result, the Newton Choral Society/Commonwealth Chorale has commissioned works by local composers Alan Fletcher, James Woodman, Patricia Van Ness, Julian Wachner, and Charles Schadle.
Mr. Carrier has prepared the Newton Choral Society/Commonwealth Chorale for performance with 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.
In addition to his choral work, Mr. Carrier plays organ recitals in the Boston area and manages a recital series at the Wellesley Congregational Church. He is a past Dean of the Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He has also participated in judging competitions for organists, choruses, and singers.