The Come and Sing Company boasts some of the most exciting, dynamic and driven musicians of their generation. Our exceptional team shares decades of musical experience as performers, conductors, workshop leaders, singing teachers and as educators.
We also employ many of the UK's top freelance international musicians. This ensures that we bring together the highest quality professionals to work with you, whatever the project.
The leadership team are:
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & WORKSHOP LEADER
Tom Appleton’s life in choral music began in his local Parish Church Choir at the age of 5. From there he joined St. Paul’s Cathedral as a chorister under John Scott. As well as taking part in the daily services at the Cathedral, Tom sang in many recordings, external concerts, and toured to Brazil and Europe.
Whilst a treble Tom played ‘Miles’ in Broomhill Opera’s 1996 production of Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw with one review stating: ‘Tom Appleton has a voice that any Cathedral Choirmaster would die for!’.
After joining The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, Tom then read Music at The University of York and following his graduation in 2007 he joined The Monteverdi Choir under Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Tom spent 10 years with The Monteverdi Choir as a singer, soloist, workshop leader, rehearsal conductor and choir manager.
Alongside his work with The Monteverdi Choir, Tom has been Musical Director of The Ipswich Chamber Choir, The Southend Festival Chorus, The Milton Keynes Chorale, and is currently MD of The King’s Lynn Festival Chorus www.kingslynnfestivalchorus.co.uk
Tom has vast experience of leading Continuing Professional Development sessions, Outreach Events, Workshops, Come and Sing Days, Presenting, and Conducting Concerts for a wide range of organisations including The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, The Choir of the Year Competition, Snape Maltings, The Hallé Youth Choir, Gabrielli Roar, and The Southend Boys and Girls Choirs.
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR & VOCAL COACH
Elenor Bowers-Jolley is a professional light lyric soprano hailing from Norfolk.
Ellie is a sought after soloist both in the UK and abroad. Operatic roles include Adele (Die Fledermaus – Strauss), Suzanna (Le Nozze di Figaro – Mozart), Elizetta (The Secret Marriage - Cimarosa), Nanetta (Falstaff - Verdi), Belinda (Dido and Aeneas – Purcell) and Zerlina (Don Giovanni – Mozart).
Alongside operatic engagements, Ellie has performed as a soloist for The Monteverdi Choir and The King's Consort. She also performs with La Nuova Musica and Capilla Cayrasco, Metro Voices, London Voices, Ex Cathedra, and is a founder member of the Arkell Ensemble.
Ellie is also the Chorus Manager for Wexford Festival Opera and fixes choirs and singers for recordings and performances.
Ellie studied at Royal Holloway University of London, The University of East Anglia and The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and holds a Bachelors Degree in Music, a Masters Degree in Music Performance Studies and a Post Graduate Diploma in Voice and Opera Studies.
Ellie also has over 15 years experience as a teacher and vocal coach.
Please visit www.elenorbowers-jolley.com to find out more about her recent and forthcoming engagements.
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