Dr. David Neville R.I.P.


It is with great sadness that the Archdiocese of Cardiff announces the death of Dr. David Neville KCSG.

Dr. Neville has served the diocese over the years as both headmaster to the cathedral choir school at St. John’s College, and organ master at St. David’s Cathedral. He also founded the choir at St. David’s Cathedral.  His talent for music and beauty within the Liturgy are a huge loss.

News of his death has come as a shock to his family, the diocese and to the city of Cardiff. Tributes have been paid within the South Wales Echo. He died after a sudden illness on Thursday 14th April 2016.

His family have paid tribute on the St. John’s College website saying:

“Our father would be so proud to know that the magnificent school and cathedral choir he created will continue to flourish, with the highest values at their heart.

St John’s College and the Metropolitan Cathedral Choir were his life’s work and we know that our father’s spirit will be with us for ever”

The family have also announced that the Cathedral Choir will honour its commitment to singing the Choral Mass at 11:00 on Sunday, and the forthcoming concert at the Royal Welsh College of Music and drama.

It was only a short time ago that Pope Francis honoured Dr. Neville’s work by making him a Knight of the order of St. Gregory the great.

More news regarding funeral arrangements to follow.

May he rest in peace. AMEN.

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