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Tom Appleton


Tom’s versatility sees him regularly perform with some of the world’s finest ensembles, community groups and also children with special educational needs.

From Carnegie Hall to East Anglia

Tom has conducted at Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Tomaskirche in Leipzig. In East Anglia Tom helped lead a choir of 1800 people on Southend seafront as the Olympic Torch came through the town in 2012.

He has led Come and Sing workshops for the BBC Proms with the help of the BBC Singers. He is the Music Director of Cohere Arts’ WitchFinder project, and led the Waltham Forest – London Borough of Culture’s Giant: A Tree Climbing Concert with professionals, children and community choirs all singing from the trees of Epping Forest. Tom is the Director of Music at Aldeburgh Music Club and has worked with the English Chamber Orchestra, the European Union Chamber Orchestra, First Light Festival, and Britten Pears Arts on a number of high profile performances and projects.

Tom Appleton conducting
Tom Appleton Black and white photo of Tom, standing on the stage in silhouetted light

First rate training

None of this would have been possible without the first-rate training Tom achieved as a chorister at St. Paul’s Cathedral, as a member of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, and when reading Music at the University of York.

Always interested in the capabilities of the human voice, Tom makes all of the sounds you can hear in this recording of Charlotte Harding’s Turn Me As A Mirror To Myself.