Tom Etheridge


 

Tom Etheridge

Tom Etheridge is in his third year at King’s College, Cambridge, where he is reading for a degree in history. As one of the College’s Organ Scholars, his duties including accompanying King’s Choir in its weekly schedule of chapel services (as well as in concerts, broadcasts and recordings at home and abroad) under the direction of Stephen Cleobury; assisting with the training of the choristers and probationers; and conducting rehearsals and services with the full choir as required.

Tom began his musical life as a chorister at King’s, where he started learning the organ with Christopher Hughes, before moving on to Eton College as a music and academic scholar, studying the organ with David Goode. Before returning to King’s, he spent a year as Organ Scholar of Gloucester Cathedral, where he worked under the guidance of Adrian Partington. As part of that year, he was lucky enough to have the opportunity to take part in the Gloucester Three Choirs Festival, giving one of the Young Artists series recitals and playing alongside section leaders of the Philharmonia Orchestra in the premier of The Bargee’s Wife, an opera commissioned to support the work of the dementia charity, Mindsong.