Thomas Bell


Thomas Bell is a composer, choir director, and teacher. His choral music is published by G.I.A., Oxford University Press, Boosey and Hawkes, Alliance, Hinshaw, and others. His early musical education was as a boy chorister at Salisbury Cathedral, England, where, in addition to singing for the daily choral services, he played the flute, violin and piano. Following studies at Durham University, Thomas taught music in Oxford and London. During this time, he directed professional instrumental and choral ensembles specializing in early music. He later immigrated to Toronto, Canada, where he has lived and worked for more than twenty-five years.

Thomas is Director of Music at St Paul’s Bloor Street Church, Toronto, a large downtown Anglican parish where he oversees a large music programme, conducts the semi-professional choir choir, and plays the 7,500-pipe organ. Much of his choral music is written for the Choir of St Paul’s Bloor Street, the 150-voice Mississauga Children’s Choir (a group he directed for many years), and by commission.

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Works by Thomas Bell

Festival performances of works by Thomas Bell

Call for Scores submissionUK premiere

LFCCM 2019