Thomas Wilson, Director of Music, St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney

Thomas Wilson

Thomas Wilson has been Director of Music at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney since February 2010. Born in Hamilton, New Zealand, Thomas held positions at both the Anglican and the Roman Catholic Cathedrals in that city before being appointed Director of Music at Wellington Metropolitan Cathedral at the age of 18.

In 2003 Thomas moved to the UK to study organ with Professor David Titterington at the Royal Academy of Music. While a student he made his debut performance in the Wigmore Hall accompanying cellist Stephen Isserlis, and appeared as concert soloist with the Royal Academy Baroque Orchestra.

Thomas was appointed Organist and Assistant Director to the Choir of Ealing Abbey and subsequently Assistant Organist at Westminster Cathedral, where the famed Cathedral Choir sings daily Vespers and Mass. At Westminster he regularly accompanied and directed the Choir, performed in the Cathedral’s Grand Organ Recital series, toured with the Choir, and featured as organist on a recording of music by Victoria and Frescobaldi.

Since taking up his appointment at St Mary’s Cathedral, Thomas has established a regular schedule of daily choral liturgical services. In October 2011 the Choir went on tour to Rome, singing for the opening of Domus Australia in the presence of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. The Choir has recently made two CD recordings. In 2013 Thomas was elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.