Recent and upcoming highlights include concerts with Academy of Ancient Music, Covent Garden Sinfonia, British Sinfonietta; assisting Gregory Batsleer and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus (in a five-star staged-adaption of Parry’s Songs of Farewell); appearances at festivals in St Andrews and Edinburgh; workshops and affiliated performances with Rundfunkchor Berlin, Sonoro Choir and Turkish State Choir. He has received critical acclaim for creative programming and innovative staging of choral works with the Reid Consort: projects have included world and national premieres; PATCHWORK REQUIEM; Nordic Landscapes and an upcoming virtual choir version of the Fauré Requiem.
In demand as a workshop leader and tutor for youth groups, university students and adults, Cole has delivered seminars for groups in the UK, USA and mainland Europe. In 2017, he received the Andrew Potter Bursary for emerging conductors from the Association of British Choral Directors; in 2018, he participated in the Dima Choral Conducting Competition in Romania (Top 16) and was a recipient of the Help Musicians UK TRANSMISSION fund.
Cole is a Visiting Teaching Fellow in Music at the Centre for Open Learning at the University of Edinburgh. His PhD thesis on the choral music of the Estonian composer, Veljo Tormis, is nearing completion. He studies with Neil Ferris and Ben Palmer.
Tom Horn - Orchestra Leader
Tom began learning the violin from a very early age and has played with various youth orchestras in Kent, the Channel Islands and London. Most notably Tom was leader of the London Schools Symphony Orchestra, which enabled him to work with world-renowned artists such as Thomas Sanderling, Alexandre Markov and Robbie Coltrane.
Whilst studying Music and Acoustics at Southampton University he became heavily involved in the music scene around the city. He played with every orchestra in Southampton and led and conducted both of the university orchestras, as well as setting up and directing the Concerto Ensemble.
As a soloist Tom performed a number of works with various orchestras including all the Vivaldi Seasons, The Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams, Shindler’s List by John Williams, Tzigane by Ravel and both the Mendelssohn and Bruch violin concerti.
Tom now has a career as a violin teacher and freelance, playing in and around London. He teaches for the Buckinghamshire music service and conducts the Aylesbury Youth Orchestra, with whom he was invited to play at the Music for Youth festival in Birmingham two years running. After the success of the Haydnathon where Tom performed all 104 symphonies, he is in the planning stages of a similar challenge with the Mozart Symphonies next year. He continues playing and conducting with various orchestras and ensembles across the South East and is now enjoying experimenting as a jazz violinist.
Clive Osgood - Rehearsal Pianist
After completing his undergraduate studies at Bangor University, Clive Osgood undertook an MA in Musicology at the University of Cardiff. He was then awarded an organ scholarship at Salisbury Cathedral before training to be a teacher in London. He is currently completing a doctorate in composition at the University of Surrey. He is the Director of Music at St Bartholomew’s Church, Haslemere.
His compositions include instrumental, chamber and choral music as well as musicals. In 2006 his anthem Do not Fear was performed on the Sunday Worship programme on Radio 4. His other recent compositions include a setting of the Stabat Mater and a piano quintet. He has had music performed in several Cathedrals including St Paul’s and Westminster Abbey and is currently working on a string quartet. Clive is currently working on a commission for HMS.