Sad Announcement: Passing of David Martin – Bass Choir Member

It is with much sadness that we inform you that David Martin died this morning, having been ill for a short while.


David had great passion for music and music-making. He joined Cantata a number of years ago, and was a stalwart of the ‘back row basses’ for many years.

Additionally, he was very involved with the Isle of Wight Music Centre and was also 2ndconductor of the Island’s Senior Wind Band.

After some years away from Cantata, David re-joined the choir when our rehearsals re-started last Autumn; sharing his enjoyment for music and singing with his wife, and soprano member, Barbara.


He thoroughly enjoyed singing with us again and remarked on how much pleasure he gained from performing in our Faure concert at the end of October.


David was such a friendly, jolly, enthusiastic and affable character; with a smile and good word for whoever he came into contact with.  

He will indeed be very sadly missed.


Our thoughts and good wishes are with his wife Barbara, family and friends.

Press Article: 5th March 2022 Concert

Isle of Wight Observer: 11th March 2022

Additional Article: Isle of Wight County Press: https://www.countypress.co.uk/news/19984397.isle-wight-cantata-choir-audience-donate-1-000-ukraine/