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Jack Apperley

Musical Director - Jack Apperley

Jack is currently studying for a Masters in Choral Conducting at the Royal Academy
of Music under Patrick Russill after graduating from the University of Birmingham
where he was mentored by Simon Halsey CBE.

In addition to his studies at the Royal Academy of Music, Jack is an assistant to
Simon Halsey and the London Symphony Chorus. This culminated in Jack standing
in as Chorus Master for a performance of John Adam’s oratorio El Nino in Paris
with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer.

Whilst at Birmingham, Jack was the Conductor of the University of Birmingham
Music Society Chamber Choir between 2014 -2016, performing repertoire from
Thomas Tallis to Jonathan Harvey. The group now has a strong reputation within
the University and perform more regular concerts at prestigious events. As part of
the University of Birmingham Summer Festival of Music, Jack conducted the
Summer Festival Voices in a performance of Purcell’s The Tempest. He was also
the conductor of Summer Festival Sinfonia and was appointed Assistant Conductor
of the Summer Festival Opera, Britten’s Albert Herring.

Jack has participated in several masterclasses, including a workshop with the BBC
Singers and their Principal Guest Conductor, Paul Brough. Last autumn he took
part in a workshop with the Clarion Choir, a professional ensemble from New York
focusing on the music of Rachmaninov and Steinberg. Last summer, Jack
participated in the Sarteano Choral Conducting Workshop in Tuscany, Italy with
Simon Carrington. He has also received tuition from several visiting professors at
the Royal Academy of Music including, David Hill, Paul Spicer and Amy Bebbington.
In 2015 Jack was awarded a Sing for Pleasure Young Conductor’s Scholarship. This
entitled him to a year of tuition from Manvinder Rattan, participating in weekend
courses and summer schools.