Paul Mealor (b. 1975) is an accomplished composer whose works, ranging from large, dramatic orchestral scores to small, lyrical choral and vocal miniatures, are performed and heard on radio in Britain and internationally.
Paul Mealor’s music has rapidly entered the repertoire of choirs and singers around the world. His sacred motets, songs and cycles have been performed, broadcast and recorded by artists in the UK, the USA and much further afield. Paul was catapulted to international attention when 2.5 billion people (the largest audience in broadcasting history) heard his motet, Ubi caritas, performed by the choirs of Westminster Abbey and Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal and conducted by James O’Donnell, at the wedding ceremony of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey on 29 April 2011.
Since 2003 he has taught at the University of Aberdeen, where he is Professor of Composition, and has held visiting professorships in composition at institutions in Scandinavia and the United States. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.