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 BMus from University College Cardiff he secured a job in the marketing department of the Philharmonia Orchestra. After several years there he was head-hunted by the then co-owner of Rhinegold Publishing and appointed Marketing Manager. This successful relationship lasted for around 20 years. Richard is currently Marketing Manager at International Theatre & Music as well as Operations Manager for Orpheus Sinfonia.

 

Richard joined the Philharmonia Chorus in 1990 and remained a  member of the tenor section for more than 15 years. An elected position to the Council of Management, held for several years, led to his being appointed Chairman of the Chorus from 1999-2002.

 

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 an Intermediate Diploma in Choral conducting through the Association of British Choral Directors.

In January 2016 Richard was also appointed Musical Director of Sine Nomine Singers in Hillingdon.

 

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Musical Director: Richard Thomas

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