Sam EvansSam Evans is a conductor, baritone and teacher. As a conductor, he specialises in vocal music of all kinds: from community choirs, to opera, to professional chamber choirs. He is currently Music Director of Battersea Choral Society, Battersea Power Station Community Choir, Barcarolle Choir, and the Kew Gardens Choir. In 2018 he was invited by the Royal Botanic Gardens to form a brand-new choir for the re-opening of the Temperate House at Kew Gardens. This choir ended up being 100 strong, performing to great acclaim in the presence of Sir David Attenborough.

In September 2021, Sam conducted Battersea Power Station Community Choir in a live performance at the opening of the new Northern Line extension to Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station, in the presence of the Secretary of State for Transport, and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. The following year, he took up the appointment of Music Director to the Harrow Choral Society.

Sam Evans is an also an experienced conductor of opera. He was formerly Artistic Director of Riverside Opera in south west London, for which he conducted fully-staged productions of Bizet’s Carmen and Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet. In 2018, he conducted a fully-staged production of Verdi’s La traviata for Hampstead Garden Opera, which then toured to Sicily. Having sung for 20 years with the Monteverdi Choir, Sam is admired for his knowledge of the music of Bach. He directs the annual Bach Choral Course at the University of St Andrews.

As a chorus master, Sam is much in demand. In April 2018 he was guest Chorus Master for the Swedish Radio Choir for performances of Mozart’s C Minor Mass with the Berlin Philharmonic, conducted by Daniel Harding. Return invitations followed in October 2019 to work on performances of Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius in Stockholm, and again in 2020 to conduct the Choir at the Berwaldhallen in Stockholm. For the Monteverdi Choir, Sam Evans was Chorus Master for performances of Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, followed by a staged production of Benvenuto Cellini at Le Festival Berlioz in La Côte-Saint-André and at the BBC Proms. He also acted as chorus master for performances of L’Enfance du Christ under Sir John Eliot Gardiner in November 2021.