David Bruce-Payne

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David Bruce-Payne (born 1945) is a former cathedral organist, who served at St. Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham, England.[1]


David Malcolm Bruce-Payne was born on 8 August 1945 in Banbury, Oxfordshire. He was a chorister at King's College, Cambridge under Boris Ord and Sir David Willcocks.

He studied the organ at the Royal College of Music and became Assistant Organist at Westminster Abbey and Master of Music at Westminster Abbey Choir School in 1968.

In 1974 he was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers at Birmingham Cathedral and Head of Music at King Edward's School, Birmingham. He later became a Senior Lecturer and teacher of organ at Birmingham Conservatoire until moving to Weymouth in 2003. He continues to be active as a conductor, organist, composer and teacher.


Organist of:

Cultural offices
Preceded by
Roy Massey
Organist and Master of the Choristers of St. Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham
Succeeded by
Hubert Best


  1. ^ The Succession of Organists. Watkins Shaw.
  2. ^ The R.C.M. magazine, Volume 70. Royal College of Music