Director of Music
Due to the death of David Trendell in late October 2014, King’s College Organist, Director of the Chapel Choir and a Senior Lecturer in Music, the Choir of King’s College London will be managed and conducted by Gareth Wilson for the remainder of the 2014/15 academic year.
David was responsible for bringing Gareth to King's College London. They had been colleagues in the Music Department for nearly fifteen years and were long-standing friends.
Gareth has been teaching in the Department of Music at King's College London since 2000, is an academic professor at the Royal College of Music, and is a visiting lecturer for the Royal College of Organists.
In addition to freelance work as a choral conductor and composer, Gareth is Director of Music at Christ Church, Chelsea, where he has been responsible for the commissioning and directing of well over 100 new works for the Anglican liturgy as well as playing a leading role in the installation of the church's new Flentrop organ. His own liturgical compositions have been heard at dozens of cathedrals, churches, and college chapels across the country.
Between 2007 and 2011, he undertook postgraduate degrees in Theology and Philosophy from Heythrop College, University of London, and is now researching the relationship between Theology, Philosophy and Music with a particular interest in the contribution of Music to the growth of atheism in 19th-century Europe. Gareth has also given lectures and has written on the subject of Music and Theology, both at King's and beyond.