Jack Apperley is a London based freelance conductor. Under the tutelage of Patrick Russill, he graduated from the Royal Academy of Music where he obtained a Masters in Choral Conducting. He was awarded a Distinction and received the Sir Thomas Armstrong Choral Leadership Prize. Prior to this, Jack read Music at the University of Birmingham where he was mentored by Simon Halsey CBE. In 2019 Jack competed in the Jazep Vitols International Choral Conducting Competition and the World Choral Conducting Competition in Hong Kong, reaching the semi-finals on both occasions. Jack was awarded Second Prize at the inaugural London International Choral Conducting Competition 2018.
Jack is the conductor of University Upper Voices at the University of Birmingham and Music Director of the Imperial College Chamber Choir. He is the Music Director of Concordia Voices and also directs workplace choirs for the Royal College of Physicians, Silicon Valley Bank and the Workplace Choir Company. He is the Interim Musical Director of Goldsmith’s Choral Union.
Jack is an Assistant Chorus Master of London Symphony Chorus. This role has seen Jack prepare the chorus for performances of Liszt's Faust Symphony, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Britten's Spring Symphony, Mahler's Eighth Symphony, Orff's Carmina Burana and Luther Adams' In the Name of the Earth. In Spring 2019 Jack conducted the London Symphony Orchestra Community Choir in David Lang's The Public Domain in the Barbican Centre.
Whilst at the Royal Academy of Music, Jack participated in several masterclasses with ensembles such as the BBC Singers and the Clarion Choir as well as receiving tuition from Paul Brough, Jamie Burton, David Hill, Amy Bebbington and Roland Börger. Jack has also attended several summer schools hosted by Sing for Pleasure and the Yale School of Music where he was tutored by Manvinder Rattan, Sarah Tennant-Flowers and Simon Carrington respectively.
Highlights for 2021 - 2022 include engagements with the Gothenberg Symphony Chorus, the Hungarian National Choir, conducting the Sopranos and Altos of the London Symphony Chorus in the world premiere of Thomas Ades’ ballet, “The Dante Project” at the Royal Opera House.