Thomas Tunnard

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Thomas Tunnard (30 July 1918 – 25 August 2012) was an English cathedral organist, who served in St. Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham.[1]

Background[edit]

Thomas Newburgh Tunnard was born on 30 July 1918 in Lexham, Norfolk. He was a chorister at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, and then educated at Bedford School, the Royal College of Music and New College, Oxford 1937 - 1939, and 1945 - 1946.

From 1950 he was head of music at Warwick School.

In 1953 he founded the Warwick & Kenilworth Choral Society[2]

From 1958 he was head of music at King Edward's School, Birmingham, following in the footsteps of his predecessor Willis Grant at the Cathedral.

Died 25 August 2012[3]

Career[edit]

Organist of:

Cultural offices
Preceded by
Peter Burton
Organist and Master of the Choristers of Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick
1950-1958
Succeeded by
Douglas Clarke
Preceded by
Willis Grant
Organist and Master of the Choristers of Birmingham Cathedral
1958-1967
Succeeded by
Roy Massey

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Succession of Organists. Watkins Shaw.
  2. ^ http://www.wkcs.org/history.html
  3. ^ "Thomas TUNNARD Obituary". The Times. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2013.