ABOUT OXFORD BACH SOLOISTS
The Oxford Bach Soloists (OBS) exists to perform the complete vocal works of J. S. Bach in Oxford. Drawing from an abundance of Oxford talent, OBS provides the next generation of young soloists, many of whom are choral scholars from the University’s college chapels, with the opportunity to collaborate with a professional baroque orchestra.
OBS also exists to provide a laboratory for current research, working together with Professors from the University of Oxford’s Faculties of Music, Theology, and Modern Languages.
Musical impresario, artistic director and choral conductor
One of the most versatile conductors of his generation, Tom Hammond-Davies is a multiple award-winning choral director based in Oxford.
Educated at Oxford and the Birmingham Conservatoire, Tom was Organ Scholar at Hertford College and a countertenor lay clerk with the Gramophone Award-winning Choir of New College; from October 2017 he will be the Director of Music at St John’s College.
Tom has for 12 years held the position of Director of Music at the City Church of St Michael at the North Gate and is the Musical Director of the Wooburn Singers, founded by Richard Hickox. His wide-ranging portfolio also includes positions as the Founder and Artistic Director of the Blenheim Singers and of the Oxford Bach Soloists, whose mission is to perform the complete vocal works of JS Bach over the next 12 years in Oxford.
Amongst his many accolades, Tom was awarded 1st prize in the Birmingham Conservatoire Sir Michael Beech Conducting Award, 1st prize in the Three Choirs Festival Conducting Award, and has been nominated for the Arts Foundation Fellowship.