Tom Whittemore, Director
Tom Whittemore has been Director of Music at Trinity Church, Princeton, New Jersey since 2004. He began his music career in the choir of Trinity Church (New Haven, CT). As a youth he performed in numerous opera roles at Yale University and was the treble soloist in the European premier of Leonard Bernstein’s MASS, at the composer’s request, at the famed Konzerthaus in Vienna, Austria. As a young adult, Tom took up organ studies at Choate Rosemary Hall and the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University. He previously served as Director of Music at All Saints Church (Wynnewood, PA) and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, PA). Tom has been active for more than 30 years as a guest conductor for the Royal School of Church Music which honored him as an Associate in 2008. He is also a frequent guest conductor at Episcopal Dioceses and parishes around the U.S., as well as a frequent lecturer at leading music colleges in the U.S.
Daryl Robinson, Organist
Daryl Robinson, Assistant Professor and Head of the Organ Program at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, NJ, has earned critical acclaim as a solo and collaborative artist. Described as a performer with “…a driving muscular poetry underpinned by nimble technique and nuanced sense of style…” by London-based Choir and Organ Magazine, Mr. Robinson received First Prize and the Audience Prize in the 2012 American Guild of Organists National Competition in Organ Performance.
Notable recital venues include The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Philadelphia, PA), The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.), The Oriental Art Center (Shanghai, China), Cathédrale Saint-Pierre (Poitiers, France), Baylor University (Waco, TX), Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA), and the 2013 and 2016 Spreckels International Summer Organ Festival (San Diego, California). Mr. Robinson has also been a featured artist for recent national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists, including those in Boston (2014), St. Louis (2015), and Houston (2016). During the summer of 2016, he will be serving as Organist-in-Residence for the Choral Institute at the University of Oxford in England.
A native of Houston, Daryl holds a Master of Music from The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, studying with Ken Cowan; a Bachelor of Music from The Moores School of Music at The University of Houston, studying with Robert Bates; and has studied privately with David Higgs of the Eastman School of Music. From 2003-2015, he served as Organist and Artist-in-Residence for South Main Baptist Church in Houston, where he was instrumental in the selection and design of the new Nichols and Simpson pipe organ to be completed in 2017. Mr. Robinson also frequently performed with the Houston Symphony and Chorus, Mercury Baroque, The Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival®, and served as Collaborative Keyboard Artist for Houston’s two internationally-acclaimed choral ensembles: the Houston Chamber Choir and University of Houston Moores School of Music Concert Chorale.