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Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

Thomas Walker sang with Wokingham Choral Society at Leighton Park School, Reading on Saturday 27th March 2004 performing Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle. He joined the Society again at Reading University Great Hall on Saturday 19th March 2005 when we performed Handel's Messiah.

Thomas Walker       Tenor

Thomas was born in Glasgow and studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama as an undergraduate student. During this time Thomas was a member of the Brass Faculty, playing the tuba and only took up singing during his last year at the RSAMD. He then continued his studies as a singer at the Royal College of Music where he currently studies with Ryland Davies.

Recent engagements include Haydn Creation with the Northern Sinfonia, Bach Weihnachts Oratorium with the English Chamber Orchestra, Jan?ek Otcenas at the BBC Proms 2004, Bach Cantata 147, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben in Leipzig with the Choir of King's College, Cambridge and the Academy of Ancient Music, Bach Cantata 55 in Turin with Concensus Musicalis, Bach Weihnachts Oratorium at the Royal Albert Hall with the Choir of King's College, Cambridge and the LPO, his Proms debut in Mendelssohn Elijah, with Kurt Masur and the LPO, Bach Magnificat for the Northern Sinfonia with Thomas Zehetmair, Handel Messiah for the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union, a gala concert at St. John's, Smiths Square for the Samling Foundation.

Thomas' operatic experience includes Britten The Rape of Lucretia (Male Chorus), Poulenc Les Dialogues des Carmelites (Le Chevalier), Britten The Turn of the Screw (Peter Quint), Puccini Gianni Schicchi (Gherardo) for the Benjamin Britten International Opera school at the RCM, Mozart Die Zauberflote (Tamino ) for BYO, Verdi Stiffelio (Federico) for Opera Holland Park. Future operatic engagements include cover Don Ottavio for Opera North, and Ferrando in Mozart Cosi fan tutte for BBIOS.

   February 2005