Tom is a freelance pianist, organist, and musical director based in Manchester. He studied Music at the University of Manchester whilst holding the Pilling Trust Organ Scholarship at St. Ann’s Church, studying organ under the Director of Music, Simon Passmore. Whilst at St. Ann’s, Tom was the organist for several television and radio broadcasts. Before starting university, Tom was also the Organ Scholar at Chichester Cathedral.
As a musical director, Tom is currently working with South Manchester AOS on their upcoming production of Grease, and will also be joining them as musical director for Little Women this summer. As a rehearsal pianist, Tom has worked on a number of musicals and operas, including Gypsy for the Royal Exchange Theatre, Sweet Charity for the RNCM Young Company, Fire of Olympus for Radius Opera, and both Die Zauberflöte and La Bohème for Flat Pack Music.
Tom has enjoyed a varied career as a pianist, working with choirs and orchestras, schools and universities across the North West, supporting music-making with professionals and amateurs alike. He is the accompanist for Gatley Choir, the RNCM Chamber Choir and Symphony Chorus, and the National Children’s Choir of Great Britain. He is delighted to be taking on the accompanist position with The Barnby Choir.