Tom – Choir and Barbershop DirectorContact Us

Tom is a wonderful and incredibly talented ensemble leader and member of the  Hartley Voices team, not just for his tenor voice, but his ability to write bespoke music arrangements for us, speak expertly to clients about music and performance choices, and lead the ensemble wherever requested with expert confidence, professionalism and contagious kindness.

Tom is a conductor, singer, organist, and publisher. He founded professional experimental vocal group Ex ore equi (from the horse’s mouth…), touring to France and Ireland. In 2020, the group marked the 500th anniversary of the Field of the Cloth of Gold by producing a film to raise money for refugees in Calais. He is Director of the London-based chamber choir, St Michael’s Chorale (who specialise in plainchant and polyphony), the Walbrook Community Choir (in the City of London), and Director of Music at Christ Church, Echo Square in Gravesend. He is a regular staff member at the Daniel Corkery Summer School, County Cork, Ireland — either as Choral Course Director, or providing music for the midweek concert.

As a singer, Tom sings with professional choirs in London including: St Martin’s Voices (St Martin-in-the-Fields) and St Stephen Voices (St Stephen Walbrook). He was formerly Choral Scholar at St Sepulchre-without-Newgate (the National Musicians’ Church) and Head Chorister at Tewkesbury Abbey. Solo work includes the premiere of Simon Biazeck’s Songs of Soldier Poets for Tenor, Violin, and Cello.

Tom founded choral publishing company Shorter House in 2010 and has published several ground-breaking anthologies working with editors including Dr Andrew Earis, and George Richford. In 2018 Tom produced the highly acclaimed Naxos CD, This Day, for Blossom Street celebrating women composers and performers. In February 2020 Tom worked with Queen’s House, Greenwich to present the music for the launch of the Faces of a Queen exhibition providing music to accompany the Armada paintings of Queen Elizabeth I with Voices, Viols, and Lute.

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