Tom Emlyn Williams, Welsh American tenor, born and raised in New York City, he has spent
most of his adult life on this side of the Atlantic, the first twenty years of that in Scotland before mov-
ing to London, then Amsterdam and now back to London. While studying at the University of
Glasgow he held a Choral scholarship, this was followed by further studies at the London Early
Music Centre and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has sung with many opera compa-
nies including Scottish, English National, D’Oyly Carte and Nederlands. in 1989, he gave the premiere
performances of the role of the Imam in Stewart Copeland’s Holy Blood and Crescent Moon; this role had
been written for him. From 1995 to 2004, he sang with the Netherlands Radio Choir. With a long inter-
est in church music, he was a Gentleman of the Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy in London for twelve