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Richard's love of sacred music was born whilst a chorister at Westminster Cathedral. Surrounded by so much wonderful music from 16th century Spain, France, Italy and England, it is not surprising that when the opportunity arose to establish Tredici he would return to these roots for many repertoire ideas.

Armed with a degree in music from Cardiff University he secured a job in the marketing department of the Philharmonia Orchestra. After several years as the orchestra's first  Marketing Manager he was head-hunted by the then co-owner of Rhinegold Publishing and appointed Marketing Manager. This successful relationship lasted for around 20 years after which Richard worked as Marketing & Licensing Manager at International Theatre & Music. He is currently Operations Manager for the Orpheus Sinfonia Foundation and Senior Executive of the Keyboard Charitable Trust. 

 

Richard sang tenor in The Philharmonia Chorus for 16 years. An elected position to the Council of Management, held for several years, led to him serving as Chairman of the chorus from 1999-2002.

Richard is the founding Musical Director of Tredici, which was established in 2004 to perform at the Leprosy Mission Carol Service.  Since then he has conducted over 100 concerts in a variety of central London churches including, in recent years, one concert each Spring with orchestra.

 

Richard was appointed Organist and Musical Director of St Matthew's Church Choir, Ealing Common in September 2005 after 15 years as a singer in the church. This affords him regular opportunities to unearth and conduct forgotten gems with the loyal singers there and also provides an incentive to improve his self-taught organ-playing.

 

In 2009 he attained a Diploma in Choral conducting from the Association of British Choral Directors.

In 2016 Richard was also appointed Musical Director of Hillingdon Chamber Choir (formerly Sine Nomine Singers) in Hillingdon.

Musical Director: Richard Thomas

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