Samuel Hancock graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2011 with a degree in Music, specialising in performance. Before this he was a chorister at Westminster Abbey - where he sang for a number of national events including the funeral of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother - and then a Choral Scholar at Lancing College. In 'real life' Samuel has held various logistics-related positions in UK companies, helping to co-ordinate customers across the globe.
Musically, Samuel appears regularly as a solo performer, and past engagements have included Bach Cantatas BWV36 Schwingt freudig euch empor and BWV62 Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland, Beethoven Mass in C, Faure Requiem, Handel Messiah, Haydn Seven Last Words, Mozart Requiem, Pergolesi Magnificat, Saint-Saëns Oratorio de Noël, Schubert Mass in G, Stanford Songs of the Fleet, Stainer The Crucifixion, and Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols and Five Mystical Songs. Stage roles have included Baron Douphol La Traviata (Park Opera and West London Opera), Pinellino Gianni Schicci (Fulham Opera), Harapha Samson (Opera Holloway), Ford Falstaff (Opera Holloway Opera Scenes), Mandarin Turandot (Windsor and Eton Opera), Prince Yamadori Madame Butterfly (Park Opera) and Poo-Bah The Mikado (Park Opera).
Away from the stage, Samuel sings regularly with the choir of Arundel Cathedral and does an alarmingly good impression of Tom Lehrer.