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Tom Appleton (Baritone, Choral Conductor)

Born: England

The English baritone and choral conductor, Tom Appleton, was a choral scholar at St Paulís Cathedral, before gaining a scholarship to Greshamís School, Holt and then went on to read music at the University of York, where he obtained his Bachelor of Music degree. During that time he sang with the Ebor Singers.

As a member of the world famous Monteverdi Choir, Tom Appleton sings in numerous locations and performances in Salzburg, Carnegie Hall, Kingís College Cambridge and Buckingham Palace. He excels as a soloist too with a performance during the 2010 Proms of Monteverdiís 1610 Vespers being a particular highlight.

In 2010, Tom Appleton was apopinted as the new Music Director of King's Lynn Festival Chorus. His informal and engaging style makes rehearsing fun and, as a result, brings out the best in everyone he works with. Highlights of his time with the Chorus have included tours to Belgium and Normandy and a new CD 'Hark!', (produced in conjunction with the group Mardi Brass) and also, performances with Dame Emma Kirkby, the Classical Brit Award winning Blake, The European Union Chamber Orchestra, The English Chamber Orchestra and Norfolk Symphony Orchestra. With him the Chorus has also collaborated with the young members of The Britten course at Greshamís school and with the Swing Band at Springwood High School in Kingís Lynn. He has also encouraged the Chorus to engage more with the community and a carol-a-thon, where the Chorus sang carols in the streets of King's Lynn just before Christmas 2013, demonstrated that. It was repeated the following year. In September 2013, he was appointed Music Outreach Director at Greshamís where his aim is to bring the school in closer contact with other local schools and organisations. He is also guest conductor of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain.

Source: King's Lynn Festival Chorus Website; Bits & pieces from other sources
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2015)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




John Eliot Gardiner


Member of Monteverdi Choir:
BCP Vol. 28 (2012):
BWV 43 [2nd], BWV 37 [2nd], BWV 128 [2nd], BWV 11 [2nd]
V-9 (2011):
BWV 225-230, BWV Anh 159
F-1 (2013):
BWV 249 [1st]
V-13 (2013):
BWV 232 [2nd recording]
V-10 (2015):
BWV 232 [3nd recording]
V-11 (2015, Video)
BWV 232 [4th recording]

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