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Doug Cleveland

Director of Music and Organist

Doug has been the Director of Music and Liturgical Arts at St. Thomas since 2016 and has built a multi-generational choral program involving over eighty participants. Under his leadership, the St. Thomas Choir sang a week-long choir residency in the summer of 2019 at Gloucester Cathedral -- singing daily Evensongs and leading Sunday morning Eucharist. The choir and choristers have also sung in Benaroya Hall in Seattle with the Canadian ensemble “The Three Tenors”. Doug is an internationally known organist, having performed recitals in 49 of the United States, as well as concert halls in China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore and Australia. He has performed at many music festivals, including those in Vancouver, Canada, Reykjavik, Iceland, Bergen, Norway, Copenhagen, Denmark, Moscow, Russia and Wiesbaden, Germany. He has also performed at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris and Westminster Abbey. In Seattle, he has performed several recitals for the Seattle Symphony Organ Series at Benaroya Hall, and with Seattle Pro Musica, Choral Arts Northwest, and The Seattle Men’s Chorus. Doug has held several posts in the Episcopal Church including Church of St. Michael and St. George in St. Louis, MO; Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis, IN; St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Evanston, ILL. He has taught on the organ faculties of St. Olaf College, Northwestern University and the University of Washington in Seattle. He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Indiana University and the Graduate Theological Foundation, where he studied at the University of Oxford School of Theology.

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