Music at St. Bartholomew's
Timothy Piper - Director of Music
Timothy Piper has a Bachelor of Music, an ARCT in Organ Performance and has been directing choirs since he was sixteen years old. In 2001, he went to work at Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa where he founded and directed the Cathedral Girls’ Choir. He also served as Music Associate, accompanying the Men and Boys’ choir and sharing organist duties with his colleague Matthew Larkin. Under his tenure, the Girls’ choir grew into a first-rate performing ensemble singing at all manner of Cathedral liturgies as well as concerts throughout the Ottawa region. They sang for many high-profile events including the Induction Ceremonies for our Governor General David Johnston, and in a private performance for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, upon her visit to Ottawa in 2010. The choir toured to Kingston, Montreal, Quebec City, Washington DC, and in August 2012, they took their music over the pond and sang at Westminster Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral in England as well as at the Menin Gate in Belgium.
As well as directing choirs, Tim has a passion for writing music of all kinds. He has written a number of musicals, including Bye Bye Bytown, which enjoyed successful runs at both Centrepointe Theatre and the Ottawa Little Theatre. He also loves to write for choirs, and occasionally to sing with his choristers during performances. Many of his choral pieces can be heard on the CDs recorded by the Cathedral Girls’ Choir.