David Lockart passed away from pancreatic cancer on January 30, 2020 at age 64. David is survived by his dear wife Linda, their two children Jason (Amy) and Heather Argenziano (Jesse), his brother Michael (Patty), and sister Susan Greene (John), and three grandchildren, Tristan, Gavin and Hailey, and many beloved cousins and extended family members. He is predeceased by his father, Royce and mother, Mary.
David was a choral musician, with degrees from Westminster Choir College and the University of Illinois. The majority of his career was spent as the Supervisor of Music for the North Hunterdon Voorhees HS District, where he taught choral music and AP Music Theory and directed over 35 musical theater productions. He sang professionally, composed choral music, and was a consultant with the College Board teaching AP Music Theory Summer Institutes. He served on the AP Test Development Committee and was author of the “Teachers Guide for AP Music Theory.” Upon retirement, he moved to Delaware where he was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Delaware, sang with the Christ Church Choir, with whom he sang services at Bristol Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. David served three years as Director of Music at Aldersgate UMC and as a choral adjudicator for various educational and festival programs. David was quite active with the American Choral Directors Association, serving as President of the Delaware chapter and as Conference Chair for the Eastern Division in 2018. Some career highlights include performing and recording with Leonard Bernstein, Robert Shaw and Joseph Flummerfelt, performing in the Spoleto Festivals in Italy and SC, leading many international concert tours, and more recently, singing in Israel with the Jerusalem Symphony.
David enjoyed travel. He has visited fifty states and has enjoyed outstanding destinations including several Utah National Parks, Hawaii, Redwood and Yosemite NP’s, Oregon’s Crater Lake, Banff and Glacier NP’s, fishing in Alaska, and the Florida Keys, each providing outstanding hiking and adventure. David enjoyed photography and gardening and visiting with his dear friends, near and far. Most of all, David enjoyed his wife’s never-ending love complemented by her culinary delights!
David lived by a few basic truths: Music lifts the soul of humanity. Honesty, truthfulness, kindness, responsibility and punctuality should be central qualities of character. The love of family, friends and nature is vital.
David has requested that all contributions be made toward a choral commission for the Christ Church Choir in his honor. Please send a check to Christ Church Christiana Hundred, and include David Lockart Memorial in the memo.