Sam Barton (he/him) is a conductor, pianist, tenor and double bassist based in Brighton. Sam began his professional career in Canada, studying conducting with Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt at the University of Toronto (2010-12). Sam continued his career in Toronto until 2015 working with the Cathedral Choir of St. James, Toronto Estonia Choir, and That Choir.
Sam returned to the UK in 2015. In addition to his role at Worthing Choral Society, is the Musical Director of Resound Male Voices in Brighton, Ashdown Singers in Uckfield, and West Norwood Community Choir in London. He was the Assistant MD of Brighton Festival Youth Choir from 2017-2020.
Sam’s credits as a tenor soloist include Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Creation, and Puccini’s Messe di Gloria with Worthing Choral Society; and Bach’s Magnificat with Laughton Village Choir in East Sussex. He has also performed numerous opera roles in workshops including Mime in Wagner’s Das Rheinghold, Hot Biscuit Slim in Britten’s Paul Bunyan, Beppe in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, Der Junge Diener in Strauss’ Elektra, and Harry in Puccini’s Fanciulla del West.