|A native of England, Gerald Wheeler studied piano, organ, theory, and composition at the Royal College of Music, London, where his teachers included Harold Darke and Herbert Howells, and received a Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Theology by the Diocesan Theological College in Montreal.Music Director at Blue Hill Congregational Church, he oversaw the installation of the tracker organ built by Karl Wilhelm, Inc. at St. Francis Episcopal Church.
He has also served as organist at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London and St. Matthew’s in Ottawa, Ontario; and as director of music at Christ Church Anglican Cathedral in Montreal, Quebec. Performances include recitals in Oxford, Trinity College, Cambridge; the Portsmouth Cathedral; Brecon Cathedral, Wales, and at Carnegie Hall with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
|Douglas Haldane trained as a nautical archaeologist and lived in Egypt for ten years where he directed the Institute for Nautical Archaeology’s branch there. He, his wife Jane, and daughter Nellie moved to Blue Hill in 2004. Doug worked as a carpenter at Brooklin Boatyard from 2004-2009 and other boatyards since. His special interests include antique motorcycles and Highland bagpipe music.