Young, Thomas



English musician; born at Canterbury, received his musical education there and from 1831 to 1836 was the first alto singer at the cathedral. He then was made deputy and later vicar at Westminster Abbey and in , 1848 first alto at the Temple, which position he held until his death. Young was a very popular singer, and was the last distinguished male alto. He sang with a number of societies, among them the Ancient and Sacred Harmonic Concerts, being associated with the latter for ten years. His first appearance was in 1837 in the Dettingen Te Deum, Mozart's Twelfth Mass and others. He took the parts of Hamor in Jephthah and Joab in Athalia, and also appeared at the revival of Purcell's Jubilate.