1733-1796

November 5, 1730, London, England.

July 17, 1796, King’s Row, Park Lane, London, England.

West cloister, Westminster Abbey, London, England.

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Thomas was the third son of John Dupuis, a Huguenot refugee said to have held an appointment at court. Thomas was brought up as a chorister in the Chapel Royal under Bernard Gates and John Travers. In 1758, he was elected a member of the Royal Society of Musicians. By 1773, he was organist of the Charlotte Street Chapel (now St. Peter’s Chapel), near Buckingham Palace. In 1779, on the death of William Boyce he was elected organist and composer to the Chapel Royal. In 1790 he earned Mus. Bac. and Mus. Doc. degrees at Oxford University. In the same year he originated a sort of musical club, known as the Graduates’ Meeting.

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