Music has been a part of Fr. David's life since he was a treble, singing in the choir at Holy Trinity, St. George. He competed extensively in music festivals throughout Ontario, was a guest artist with the Brantford Symphony Orchestra and recorded an album of sacred and secular music with CBC Radio as a featured guest of the documentary series "Signature". As a bass/baritone, he has sung with The Cambridge Kiwanis Boy's Choir, The Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir, The Ontario Youth Choir, The Faculty of Music Singers of The University of Western Ontario, and London Pro Musica. More recently, Fr. David has sung with "Arcady" (The Former Brant-Norfolk Orchestra and Chorus) and with The Gerald Fagan Singers of London, especially including their 1998 and 2000 tours of Britain and Europe.
Fr. David served in the Diocese of Huron as Assistant Curate at Trinity, Simcoe beginning in 1989. From 1992 to 1995 he was Rector at Ridgetown, with Highgate and Howard Township. For six years he served as Rector of St. Jude's Church, Brantford until May of 2001 when he became Rector of St. John's Anglican Church, Ancaster, in the Diocese of Niagara.
Reverend Fr. David Pickett now is part of a singing group called The Three Cantors.