Thomas Gaynor

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Thomas Gaynor

Organ Series
Adult standing by an organ

Date & Time

Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 3:00 PM



Free with Gardens Admission

Timed Admission Tickets required

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis

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Recently, he started as an assistant organist at the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ in Macy’s, and regularly performs at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City—both of which are homes to the two largest pipe organs in the world.

Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Gaynor recently moved to Philadelphia to take up the position of Assistant Organist & Choirmaster at Saint Mark’s Church, Locust Street. In this role, he directs the Saint Mark’s Singers and works with Organist and Choirmaster Robert McCormick to assist in direction of the Parish Choir and the Boy & Girl Choristers, and in leading all aspects of the busy music program. 

Gaynor earned his undergraduate degree from the New Zealand School of Music, while holding organ scholarships at the Wellington Anglican Cathedral of St. Paul as well as St. Mary of the Angels Roman Catholic Church. He recently graduated from David Higgs’s studio at the Eastman School of Music with a Doctor of Musical Arts and the school’s highest honor, the Artist’s Certificate. In 2017, Gaynor was presented with the Gold Medal and Audience Prize at the St. Albans International Organ Competition.