David Clegg was a Winchester College Quirister from Romsey Abbey. He was named Choirboy of the Year in 1983 and made subsequent television appearances on Blue Peter, Russell Harty, South Today, Coast to Coast and Afternoon Club, as well as six radio broadcasts. Educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford, he completed his postgraduate studies on the opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is also an alumni of the Britten-Pears School for Advance Musical Studies.
Since leaving Oxford he has run a busy concert schedule in both a solo and choral capacity, touring and recording with groups such as The Monteverdi Choir (he was a regular member of the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage 2000), The Gabrieli Consort, The Sixteen, The English Concert, The New London Consort, The Kings Consort, Polyphony, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Ex Cathedra. As a soloist he has appeared all over the United Kingdom and Europe with ensembles such as the City of London Sinfonia, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the Parley of Instruments, Florilegium, the Belmont Ensemble, the BT Scottish Ensemble, London Baroque and he made his debut on Radio Three in a concert with the Academy of Ancient Music broadcast live from the Barbican centre. He made his American debut singing Purcell with the University of Harvard Chamber Choir and was invited to give masterclasses. He has since returned to the States several times including performances of the St John Passion at the Lincoln Centre in New York.