Berkshire Choral International

Tom Stapleton

Tenor

Born in Sussex, Tom was educated at Hurstpierpoint College and was made the Head Chorister in his final year. He completed his music degree in Colchester in 2002.

He has performed at many of the UK's main concert venues, including O2 Arena, Royal Albert Hall, and Usher Hall, and has also recorded at most of the major London studios.

He is a regular soloist for the Suffolk Villages Festival , which performs a range of Early Music in many concerts across Suffolk and Essex throughout the year.

In 2012 Tom played the title role in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester.

As well as his classical solo work, he is co-founder, keyboard player, backing singer and vocal coach for Soul Collective, a nine-piece band that travels the UK playing for high-end corporate functions, private parties, and weddings.

In September 2014, he took on the role of director of music for Songbirds, a female voice choir based in Dedham that sings a range of repertoire from Pergolesi  to Pitch Perfect.

Tom teaches singing at Orwell Park Preparatory School as well as at his home studio in Dedham , where he also writes and records music for TV and film. He comes to BCI's Newcastle-Durham faculty for the first time.