Tom Mitchell (Music Director)
Tom studied voice at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and, following a 12 year on stage career, focused primarily on the role of Music Director after coming to Canada in 1976.
Tom’s conducting career includes 15 years as resident Music Director for Scarborough Choral Society, in Toronto, where he conducted highly acclaimed productions of both operettas and Broadway musicals and developed an extremely successful annual Christmas Concert entitled SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS which has just celebrated its 32nd anniversary. Tom has also conducted productions for Scarborough Music Theatre; Brampton Musical Society; Victoria Operatic Society and both the Toronto and Victoria Gilbert and Sullivan Societies. He has also appeared as guest conductor with The Cathedral Bluffs Symphony in Toronto and the Civic Orchestra of Victoria.
Tom was first introduced to the works of Gilbert and Sullivan when he sang in the chorus of his High School production of HMS Pinafore. His time “on stage” was primarily with the Orpheus Club in Glasgow, Scotland (where he was born) and with the Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan Society. By the time he arrived in Victoria, in 1996, he was well established in the role of Music Director and has enjoyed continuing in that role for The Victoria Gilbert and Sullivan Society and the Victoria Operatic Society.