Raised in Manchester and having sung in Hallé Youth Choir as a teenager, Sam graduated with a degree in Music from University of York in 2018 with first-class honours and is building a career as a freelance singer and conductor. Whilst at university, he regularly sang with chamber choir The 24 (directed by Robert Hollingworth) which has led to various collaborations with I Fagiolini in performance and recording on their 2017 album ‘Monteverdi: The Other Vespers’. He was also a baritone and musical director/arranger for the university a cappella ensemble Vox.
Sam has taken part in the choral singing training programme Genesis Sixteen and was a member of the 2018/19 National Youth Choir of Great Britain Fellowship Octet. He is also the current musical director for Chapel-en-le-Frith Ladies Choir, Manchester Glee and the Change Grow Live Manchester branch service user choir Phoenix Rising and has recently joined the musical team working with Barnsley Youth Choir.