Thomas Hemsley (Baritone)
Born: 12th April 1927, Coalville, Leicestershire
Died: 11th April 2013
Artist's website: https://www.thomashemsley.org/
Thomas Jeffrey Hemsley, CBE was an English baritone.
Hemsley was born in Coalville, Leicestershire, and attended Ashby de la Zouch Grammar School. He took a degree in natural sciences from Brasenose College, Oxford. He moved to London and became a pupil of Lucie Manén, and also served as a Vicar Choral at St Paul's Cathedral. He made his debut in 1951 as Aeneas in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas at the Mermaid Theatre, London, alongside Kirsten Flagstad as Dido.