is currently Director of Music at Washington National Cathedral
. Previously, he was the founding director of the London Oratory School Schola
at the London Oratory
. In addition to liturgical duties, the Schola recorded for the film scores of Sleepy Hollow
, The Lord of the Rings film trilogy
, and the Harry Potter
series. McCarthy also worked with The Sixteen
, the Gabrieli Consort
and the Monteverdi Choir
As a composer/arranger, his music was featured at the funeral of Ronald Reagan, the service for the second inauguration of George W. Bush, and the funeral of Gerald R. Ford, all events held at Washington National Cathedral. The Cathedral choirs have also recorded some of his music, such as "O Love of God" and "Lord of the Dance" on the CD entitled, "America the Beautiful" (2005).
- Director of Music at Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC
- Conductor of the Cathedral Choirs of Men, Boys, and Girls
- Director of the London Oratory School Schola Cantorum
- Choirmaster of St Georges RC Church Choir, Sudbury, Middlesex.