Thomas is a choral conductor, educator and composer who delights in making music with singers of all ages. His compositions are published and performed across the world.
Thomas’s formative musical education was as a boy chorister at Salisbury Cathedral, England. He studied music at Durham University, continuing his instrumental studies with teachers from the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Northern Sinfonia of England. Thomas later taught music (both instrumental and class music) at schools in Oxford and London. During this time he directed several professional choral and instrumental ensembles for which he composed a variety of music.
Since moving to Toronto in 1992, Thomas has directed many fine professional and amateur choirs, including the Mississauga Children’s Choir, a 150-voice choir, with whom he toured internationally and won many awards, including the CBC choral competition.
His choral compositions are published by Boosey and Hawkes, OUP (USA), Hinshaw, Alliance, Hal Leonard, GIA, and others.
In addition to his work with the Creemore Choral Festival, he is also Artistic Director and Founder of the Aslan Boys Choir, Musical Director of St. Paul’s Bloor Street, and teaches music at the Toronto French School. He is married to Susan, a priest in the Anglican Church.
His hobbies include: golf (please don’t ask about his handicap), gardening, and teasing his four children.