Thomas Capell

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Thomas Capell (died 1776) was an English organist.


Capell was Master of the Choristers of Chichester Cathedral during Thomas Kelway's tenure as Organist, since 1732. Following Kelway's death in 1744, Capell was admitted Organist on probation - he resigned the position of Master of the Choristers in the same year and was confirmed officially in October 1747.[1]

Due to failing health, Capell deferred his duties to his Deputy Organist: Richard Hall in 1765, Thomas Tremain in 1771 and William Walond Jr. in 1775. However he retained his title and stipend as Organist until his death.[2]

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Cultural offices
Preceded by
Thomas Kelway
of Chichester Cathedral

Succeeded by
William Walond Jr.
Preceded by
Master of the Choristers
of Chichester Cathedral

Succeeded by
Thomas Tremain