Sunday 26 March 2017, 2:00pm
Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall
FREE concert: no booking or tickets are required
- Programme will include music by
- Bach, Vierne, Tchaikovsky, Elgar and Widor
Tom Chatterton is from the UK and began his musical career as a Chorister in Lincoln Cathedral Choir, after which he became a music scholar at Uppingham School. He continued his education at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, where he was awarded an organ scholarship and studied for a degree in music. During this time he was appointed Acting Organ Scholar at Jesus College, Cambridge, a post he held alongside his commitments at Corpus. Whilst at Cambridge Tom made a number of CD and BBC recordings accompanying various College choirs on the organ, and gave numerous organ recitals across the UK and on international tours.
After graduating, Tom spent a further year at Jesus College as Assistant Organist, where he had the opportunity to focus on widening his organ repertoire and choral conducting skills, working with some of the most prestigious organists and choral conductors in the UK.
In September 2010, Tom took up the position of Organist and Music Teacher at Oakham School. At Oakham, he had a number of responsibilities centred around both performing on the organ and teaching. Tom was also the conductor of Oakham Choral Society, an 80-strong community choir which performed a wide range of repertoire under his stewardship, including, Mozart’s Requiem, Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria.
After five years at Oakham, Tom, his wife Emma and the newly-arrived baby Arthur decided to move to Auckland in July 2015. In March 2016 Tom was appointed the Director of Music at the Church of St Matthew-in-the-City, where he was, until recently, responsible for all aspects of music in the Church
Admission to this concert is free of charge
There will be an opportunity to make a donation at the conclusion of the concert
Full programme notes will be on sale on the day for $2
The concert will begin at 2.00 pm