City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

David Charles

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It has been a joy and privilege to become a reviewer for the Edinburgh Guide, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to see such a broad range of performances in the city – whilst also applying an analytical lens.

I was born and brought up in Cornwall, and was given the award for achieving the highest A Level Classics result in the country. I subsequently read Mathematics and Philosophy at the University of Oxford (Exeter College). Following a spell working at an inner-city school in Westminster, I then went up to the University of Cambridge (Corpus Christi College) gaining a further, first-class, degree in theology, under the direction of Dr Anna Williams and Professor Eamon Duffy, FBA.

Now working within the Church of England, currently Incumbent of Christ Church in Eastbourne – and formerly Bishop’s Chaplain – I have helped to facilitate the production of numerous concerts in various churches and many other venues. Taught by Roger Wills, formerly director of the renowned Holman Climax Male Voice Choir, I am also a keen pianist and organist myself; I have always thoroughly enjoyed writing about music, for which I have an entrenched passion – both sacred and secular alike.


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