So, it has been a while since I last updated, and some big things have been happening!
I did a BBC Broadcast with the Worcester Chapel Choirs which sounded brilliant, as well as filming some music for the next BBC documentary on composer Benjamin Britten - gorgeous music, and I can't wait for the documentary to appear on TV!
I also made a recital appearance at Somerville College in Oxford, accompanied by guitarist Giles Masters - it was an intimate affair and the audience were very pleased with the performance, judging by the feedback I received. It was recorded, and may be found here.
J.S.Bach's Mass in B Minor with Illumina - with a very strong soloist line-up including Trinity graduate and member of the Monteverdi Choir Emily Armour, Trinity student Charlotte Richardson and Royal College of Music graduate William Morgan, and a strong chorus of excellent singers from Oxford and London, Illumina delivered in its debut appearance (the picture above is me singing "Qui Sedes") and many of the audience wanted to know when the next concert would be - we're doing a concert of renaissance sacred and secular motets and madrigals interspersed with a host of première performances of new works by local composers - more details to follow, so keep a watch out!
I'm doing a recital at Hertford College next week - the prep is going well, and I'm looking forward to rehearsing! Details here.
I'll be appearing in the Matthew Passion with St.Peter's College Chapel Choir soon, and the rehearsal last night was brilliant - the sound is fantastic, and I can't wait for the performance!
I've also secured a professional performance in London - on Sunday 17th March, there will be a performance of Bach's Matthew Passion (in English) in memory of the harpsichordist Helena Brown. The solo work will be shared, and I will be singing the aria "Ach nun ist mein Jesus hin" ("Now is my Jesus gone") as well as in the ensemble. More details can be found here. Seeing as some of the other soloists are music college graduates (including Will Morgan, the tenor from the B Minor Mass), I think I've done quite well for myself there!
Exciting times - watch this space...
Freelance countertenor, recently graduated from the University of Oxford and a Choral Scholar at Truro Cathedral. Here, there are updates on various projects and my musings on music, philosophy, and on life in general, all laid bare for your perusal, reading pleasure and comment. Enjoy!