Thomas Marvil Appointed Cathedral Organist
We are excited to announce that Thomas Marvil has accepted the position of Cathedral Organist at Christ Church Cathedral. Tom will be familiar to many as he served as Organ Scholar at the Cathedral for two years beginning in 2018.
Interim Dean Gary Jones extended the offer after Marvil was identified during a search led by Canon for Music Robert Simpson, which involved members of the cathedral and choir members helping with discernment throughout the process.
“Tom is an outstanding organist with a warm and outgoing personality,” Simpson says. “His desire to use his gifts to inspire worship will make him an extraordinary addition to the Cathedral’s music ministry. I am very much looking forward to our work together.”
Following his time at the Cathedral, Marvil remained in Houston and served as Assistant Director of Music at St. Anne Catholic Community for two years before joining the music staff at St. John Vianney Catholic Church where he presently serves as Associate Director of Music and Organist.
Marvil holds a bachelor’s of music from Westminster Choir College and completed his master’s degree at the University of Houston. His organ teachers have included Matthew Lewis, Alan Morrison, and Daryl Robinson.
“I’m thrilled to be coming back to Christ Church Cathedral, this time as Cathedral Organist,” Marvil says. “The years I spent here as Organ Scholar were highly formative both musically and personally, and I immediately felt sure I wanted to return to this congregation when offered the opportunity. I eagerly anticipate working with Robert Simpson again, as well as the exceptional community of choral singers.”