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Meet The Music Team

David Stott - Musical Director

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David was born, raised and educated in his native Yorkshire.  In 1968 he came to live and work in Luton and pursued an academic career in social science and medical statistics at the Universities of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, retiring in 2011.  He has sung with choirs and played the piano for most of his life, though it is only in the recent past that he has been invited to direct local choirs.  He has been involved with a Luton High School Chamber Choir and Vauxhall Male Voice Choir, but now works exclusively with the Parkside Singers.  Outside music, his main interests include ballroom dancing with his wife Hilary, cooking, and golf.  Their three daughters live locally and are also involved in local music including singing together as The Stott Sisters.

James Banville = Piano Accompanist/Organist


The Parkside Singers are indeed fortunate to have James as their accompanist! James is a professional pianist with many years of experience accompanying choirs and studied the organ at the Royal Academy of Music. He has held successive appointments as organist at All Saints, Parish Church of St. Mary, and currently at St Luke’s Church in Luton. James is now a full time musician and is in great demand as a concert soloist and accompanist for solo singers. A few years ago, he received the honour of being one of the few people invited to play on the famous Willis Organ at Alexandra Palace.

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