Our President – David Saint

david_saintDavid has strong links with Daventry. He was born here and educated at Daventry Grammar School, going on to the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. His career began with the Royal Shakespeare Company and then embraced all branches of entertainment – theatre, film, TV and radio. He has worked in musicals, thrillers and farce and has toured widely at home and abroad.

A career change took him into the Anglican priesthood. He looked after two parishes for ten years and then concentrated on broadcasting and writing with BBC Radio 4, television and Radio Northampton where he presented Saint on Sunday for fifteen years.

As a member of the ensemble ‘Muse & Music’ he toured in Britain, Canada, the USA and Australia and for six years performed in the Nuremberg Festival. He has been a regular weekly columnist for the Northampton Chronicle & Echo for the last 14 years and has written libretti for two operas and three oratorios. In 1997 he was elected Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

He has reluctantly reduced most of his activities in the County but remains an NEP Ambassador for Northamptonshire and also for the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust. He is Patron of the Northampton Festival of Music and Drama and continues to value being President of Daventry Choral Society, a role he fulfils proudly having inherited it from one of his heroes, Stanley Unwin.