"Steeped in the English choral tradition...Douglas Mason's music is inventive and accessible, beautifully structured and crafted, offering much for both performers and audiences alike.  A freshness and vitality of spirit imbue his music with great character and quality."
- David Heyes, Recital Music

Douglas Mason is a British composer who began his musical education as a chorister in Gloucester Cathedral Choir under the late organist and composer, Dr. John Sanders OBE.  He s
tudied the French horn with Mark Foster, a founder member of the Philharmonia Orchestra, read Music at Durham University and went on to train as a music teacher at Leeds University while singing professionally as a lay clerk in the Choir of Leeds Minster.  Having also gained considerable experience as a freelance French horn player, Douglas now works in both the Academic Music and Composition Departments at Chetham's School of Music, the internationally renowned specialist music school in Manchester, England.  In addition to this and his work as a composer, for several years he sang with the William Byrd Singers, directed by Stephen Wilkinson MBE.
As a performer, Douglas has sung and played extensively in the UK and abroad in numerous venues ranging from the Royal Albert Hall in London to St. Mark's Basilica in Venice.  He has appeared on many television and radio broadcasts for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, and on recordings for several labels including Abbey, Priory and ASC records.  He has also performed in many festivals and has been a vocal soloist at the historic Three Choirs Festival.

As a composer, Douglas was first published at the age of 25.  His music has been widely performed in the UK, Canada and the United States, and also broadcast live on radio on a number of occasions.  In 2016 he was joint winner of the Three Choirs Festival Composition Competition and, in the same year, his carol Videntes Stellam was featured in the BBC1 series, Christmas City.  2019 saw performances of his songs What Passing-Bells? and Drop, Drop, Slow Tears at the New Music Manchester festival and also the recording on DVD of his Fanfare for organ by Daniel Moult as part of the major Fugue State Films historical documentary series, The English Organ.  Additionally, his Freefall for cello and piano was selected for the 2020 to 2023 ABRSM Cello Grade 7 syllabus.  Douglas' compositions are published by Animus Music Publishing, Encore Publications and Recital Music.