Sam Barton is a conductor, pianist, tenor, and double bassist based in Brighton.
Sam began his professional career in Canada, studying conducting at the University of Toronto (2010-12). After his degree, he developed a great reputation as a musician. He was Music Director of the Scarborough Choralaires (2012–15). He was also a regular guest conductor for That Choir, the St James’s Cathedral Choir and the All Saints Kingsway Choir. His other engagements have included extensive work with the Estonian community in Toronto, where he was guest conductor of the Toronto Estonia Choir. He was also Assistant Music Director of the University of Toronto’s Master Chorale, and Men’s Chorus.
Since moving back to the UK, he has been Music Director of Wimbledon Light Opera Society’s autumn 2015 production; has conducted i Maestri Orchestra in London; and was music director of the 2016 Summer Music on the Shannon festival in Limerick, Ireland. From 2017-2020 Sam worked as the Assistant MD for Brighton Festival Youth Choir. In addition to his role at Resound, Sam is also the Musical Director of Ashdown Singers in Uckfield, and of West Norwood Community Choir in London, Associate Conductor of Worthing Choral Society, organist at First Church of Christ, Scientist (Brighton), and accompanist for the Clockhouse Singers of East Sussex.