Clark, David

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Clark, David

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[ca. 1947]-2015

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David Clark was a musician.
He was born in England around 1947, growing up with a musician father.
David Clark moved to Montreal in 1968, where he lived since. He received a Bachelor of Music (Performance) from McGill University in 1972. He played both classical music and jazz. As a student, he played with the McGill Jazz Workshop. Since then, he worked as a saxophonist, clarinetist, orchestral arranger and conductor, performing with various known orchestras, as the Canada Symphony Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Andrew Homzy Jazz Orchestra, and others. He was part of Walter Boudreau’s Quatuor de saxophones de Montréal / Montreal Saxophone Quartet for 15 years, until the 1990s. During several summers in the 1990s, David Clark worked as musical director and bandleader on the cruise ship Amerikanis. David Clark taught music at Vanier College and Concordia University. He taught at Concordia University until 2009, and at Vanier College until 2014.
In the 1980s and 1990s, David Clark was a member of the Fossils Club of Montreal, which was founded in 1926 by a group of Westmount High School graduates. With its’ annual musical productions presented in Montreal West End, the club raised money to allow underprivileged children in Montreal to participate in summer camps. Dave Clark was making the musical arrangements and was serving as conductor for several of the Fossils’ shows during the 1980s and 1990s. The Club itself existed until ca. 1996.
Clark also played with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal at Carnegie Hall in New York City, a performance that he considers to be the apex of his career.
David Clark died on September 4, 2015, at the age of 68.

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Created 2019-01-11.

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Dave Clark. Retrieved from https://www.vaniercollege.qc.ca/memoriam/dave-clark-memo/ (consulted December 19, 2018)
The Fossils Club of Montreal : “No Sex Please : You’re Anglophone” – souvenir program. – 1995

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