Full refund guarantee - risk-free bookings with our COVID-19 protection

Tom Hammond-Davies

Full refund
booking protection
Full refund if your event can’t go ahead due to Covid
Reduced up-front deposit
Free date changes
after booking
Like Tom?
Watch & Listen

About Tom

Conductor and Artistic Director of the Oxford Bach Soloists
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Tom Hammond-Davies is an award-winning choral conductor living in Oxford. He graduated from the University of Oxford where he read music as an Organ Scholar at Hertford College. He later attended the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where he studied choral conducting with Paul Spicer, director of the Finzi Singers and the Bach Choir in Birmingham. It was at the Conservatoire where he was awarded the Sir Michael Beech Conducting prize and the Three Choirs Festival award. Since then, Tom has carved out a unique space in choral conducting. He founded the Blenheim Singers in 2006 and led the ensemble in the annual performance of Handel’s Messiah at Blenheim Palace between 2006 and 2010. Since then, this peripatetic ensemble has performed annually in Bavaria and Alsace, emphasising the importance of cultural dialogue within Blenheim Palace’s UNESCO World Heritage status, cultivating international relationships for over a decade. In 2013, Tom joined the Wooburn Singers as Musical Director, following in the footsteps of Stephen Jackson and founder Richard Hickox. Based in Beaconsfield, the Wooburn Singers is an auditioned chamber choir of about 50 singers performing five concerts each year, ranging from a cappella works to large choral pieces with orchestra. They recently performed Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins, and J. S. Bach’s B Minor Mass. Tom went on to found the Oxford Bach Soloists in 2017, the year of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. This pioneering project has set out to perform the complete vocal works of J. S. Bach in chronological sequence, programmed in real-time, and in the context in which they were received. Tom is the Artistic Director leading the Baroque ensemble and singers in performances that have captured the imagination of all who witness their their monthly concerts. This has led to a committed supporter base that recently funded twelve Choral Scholarships. Tom is also a Trustee of the Sir George Dyson Trust, and has appeared in the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, the Three Choirs Festival, the Oxford Lieder Festival, and has guest-conducted the New Mozart Orchestra, International Baroque Players, and Oxford Bach Choir. Tom is also currently the Director of Music at the City Church of St Michael at the North Gate, Oxford, and was recently appointed as a member of Faculty for the Oxford Cultural Leaders programme.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
Encore awards
5th Encoreversary
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Industrial, Jungle, Techno, Triphop, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceillidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Marching, Noise music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music
See all genres
See all instruments
Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
See all event types
Other skills:
Arranger, Fluent sight-reader, Perfect pitch, Accompanist
See all skills


From customers:

Oxford T, 5 years ago

Superlative group of singers and musicians. Absolutely perfect in every way.

Frankfurter A, 5 years ago

Impressive and powerful. Handel's ‘Dettingen’ Te Deum was performed with lavish colours and radiant climaxes.

Read all 8 reviews