Notre Dame’s Head of Department for history appeared on Look North earlier this week, after the musical job advert for a new priest became an internet sensation. Thomas Dixon helped to compose the advert, which features the Junior Choir of St Paul’s in Shipley and is based on a song from Mary Poppins. The advert has already been viewed on Facebook more than 29,000 times and can be seen here: https://youtu.be/hsy1qWWcRno
Thomas Dixon’s musical talents also extend to running the College choir, which has 15 regular members and often performs for students and staff alike. Today in college they provided Valentine-themed entertainment in the lower common room.
Commenting on his role in church and college, Mr Dixon said: ‘I’m amazed at the reaction we’ve had to the video but it’s been a lot of fun, particularly being interviewed by Look North. I’m a great believer in the importance of music as a way of creating a sense of community. This is something I try to do both in college and at church. New recruits for both choirs would be very welcome!’