Tom Wilkinson is University Organist and Director of Chapel Choirs at the University of St Andrews.  Under his leadership, St Salvator’s Chapel Choir has gained an international reputation for powerfully committed performances backed up by innovative research.  Born in 1985, he studied at St Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh, and was subsequently Organ Scholar of Truro Cathedral, Cornwall.  In 2004 he took up the Organ Scholarship at The Queen’s College, Oxford, and graduated with first-class honours in Music in 2007.  In the same year, Tom took the Fellowship Diploma of the Royal College of Organists.  From 2008-9 he held the position of Assistant Director of Music at Chelmsford Cathedral.  Tom holds a Master’s degree in Early Keyboard Performance, with distinction, from the University of Edinburgh, and is engaged in PhD study of the pedagogical outputs of J. S. Bach and his pupils, under the supervision of Professor John Butt.  He is known as a fine exponent of contemporary music, having premiered music by James MacMillan and performed as concerto soloist with Scotland’s Red Note Ensemble.  In 2015 Tom founded the Kellie Consort, which exists to provide pre-professional training and performance opportunities for young musicians with a connection to Scotland.  For more information, please visit www.tomwilkinson.org.uk.

Sean Heath is Keyboardist in Residence at the University of St Andrews.  Born in 1989, he studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London, and the University of Cambridge. A prize-winner in the FRCO exams, he gives concerts frequently across the UK and further afield. Since 2013 he has been a PhD student at St Andrews, where he accompanies St Salvator’s Chapel Choir for its busy schedule of services, concers, live radio broadcasts, recordings and foreign tours. He is a particular specialist in continuo playing and has worked with many leading figures in the world of early music, such as Laurence Cummings, Christophe Rousset, Margaret Faultless and Emma Kirkby as well as playing in ensembles such as the Britten-Pears Baroque Orchestra, the Kellie Consort and the Dartington Baroque Orchestra. Sean perfomes regularly on historic organs and harpsichords and has recently started to conduct from the keyboard, directing Handel’s Semele in the first fully-staged production of the St Andrews Opera Society.

St Salvator’s Chapel Choir

Sopranos
Christina Bell Heather C. Higgins Choral Scholarship
Fanny Empacher Heather C. Higgins Choral Scholarship
Rosie Hanlon Heather C. Higgins Choral Scholarship
Catherine Hooper Heather C. Higgins Choral Scholarship
Jenny Jackson John C. Hall Choral Scholarship
Aurora Moxon Lord Laidlaw Choral Scholarship
Aileen Walsh Lord Laidlaw Choral Scholarship
Abigail Wild Lord Laidlaw Choral Scholarship
Emilia Wright Lord Laidlaw Choral Scholarship
Altos
Hannah Rose Blakeley Heather C. Higgins Choral Scholarship
Genevieve Turner Heather C. Higgins Choral Scholarship
Rachel Hambling Heather C. Higgins Choral Scholarship
Nian Li Heather C. Higgins Choral Scholarship
Zöe Mack-Smith Lord Laidlaw Choral Scholarship
Lauren MacLeod Lord Laidlaw Choral Scholarship
Helen Sanderson Lord Laidlaw Choral Scholarship
Tenors
George Appleyard Heather C. Higgins Choral Scholarship
Josh Bluteau Heather C. Higgins Choral Scholarship
Sam Bluteau-Tait Mary Carpenter Choral Scholarship
Sam Boobier Lord Laidlaw Choral Scholarship
Peter Dorey Alan Chalmers Choral Scholarship
Sebastian Robson Lord Laidlaw Choral Scholarship
Basses
Teddy Day Mary Simmers Choral Scholarship
John Ellis Heather C. Higgins Choral Scholarship
Anthony Hickling Heather C. Higgins Choral Scholarship
Niall Kennedy Heather C. Higgins Choral Scholarship
Oliver Linehan Lord Laidlaw Choral Scholarship
Ross McArthur Lord Laidlaw Choral Scholarship
James Rowland Lord Laidlaw Choral Scholarship
Rufus Sullivan Cedric Thorpe Davie Choral Scholarship and Senior Chorister