Organist | Teacher | Singer
Gerald Wheeler was born in 1929 in England. He studied piano, organ, theory and composition at the Royal College
of Music, London. In 1996 he was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Theology by the Diocesan Theological
College in Montreal. Appointed sub-organist of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, he was in charge of all music during the cathedral choir’s post-coronation tour of the U.S.A. and was the director of music at Christ Church Anglican Cathedral in Montreal, Quebec, a post he held for 31 years. During that time he founded and directed a Men and Boys’ Choir, a professional mixed choir, and a girls’ choir, as well as conducting performances of Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s B Minor Mass in addition to many requiem masses and other large musical works. He played with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and the McGill Chamber Orchestra for more than 20 years. In 1996 he accepted the position of Director of Music at St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church in Blue Hill, Maine, and is currently organist and Music Director at the Blue Hill Congregational Church.