David Bevan was educated at Westminster Cathedral Choir School and Downside from where he won an open scholarship to The Queen’s College, Oxford. In 1972 he was appointed assistant Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral under Colin Mawby and remained in that post until 1976. In 1973 he won a French government scholarship to study organ with Gaston Litaize and Jean Langlais in Paris. David gained the B Mus degree in composition from Oxford University in 1997.
Between 1976 and 1979 he was organist of St. Agnes Church in St. Paul, Minnesota. Since 1980 he has worked as a singer, organist, composer and sixth form music teacher. In addition he has been Director of Music at the Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer and St Thomas More, Chelsea for the past 25 years.
His output includes a Magnificat for 8 voices which has been broadcast live by Westminster Cathedral Choir on BBC Radio 3.