Get to know Thomas
What are you doing in school?
"I'm studying vocal performance at Towson University."
How long have you been singing in choirs?
"Just about eight years or so."
What is your favorite musical memory?
“Either the first time I made All-State in high school or singing Sainte-Chapelle in the Summer of 2016."
Do you have any special talents or interests outside of music?
“I play computer games but other than that not really… OH the cluck noise, that’s a pretty special talent.”
Can you describe the “cluck noise”?
"Imagine a clap but two or three times louder and it comes out of my mouth."
Who is your favorite composer?
"It'd have to be [Eric] Whitacre. His music is what got me into choir and he'll always have a soft spot in my heart for that."
Who's your favorite non-classical musical artist?
"New Found Glory. They're a sort of Pop Punk band that was popular in the early 2000s."
What song have you not been able to stop listening to?
"Well classical is the Durufle Ubi Caritas. Non-classical is the song About Today by The National."
If you were a cupcake what flavor would you be?
"Red velvet because I'm smooth like chocolate but also not at all."
Velvet or flannel?
What's your favorite sports team?
“Washington Football Team."
Who’s cooler: John Lennon or Mick Jagger?
“John Lennon, because I don't really know much about either of those people."
What's your favorite thing about singing in Lux?
"Well we sort of all have that common problem where in our school choirs we give a ton of effort while half the kids don't care. We sorta realized 'wait lets get people who have this problem together in a choir and it'll be awesome’."
What's your favorite song you've sung with Lux?
“Sainte-Chapelle [by Eric Whitacre]!"
Thomas Rust has been with Lux from the very beginning. He’s a Vocal Performance major at Towson University where he studies with Jason Widney. There he has been a part of solo and ensemble performances including the University Chorale, Men’s Chamber Singers and prepared roles like The Pirates of Penzance’s “Pirate King”. He has sung with various choirs in the Baltimore/DC area including Quorus, Baltimore’s premier men’s ensemble, and the Maryland State Boychoir under the direction of Stephen Holmes. He regularly sings at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Cockeysville and subs at various churches in DC including Christ Church Georgetown and The Ascension of St. Agnes.
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