So, it looks like my updates will be in the form of a monthly digest, with smaller posts in between.
The day-to-day work at the cathedral is exciting, and there are plenty of concerts coming up as well as a big recording project! More details as they come...
Yesterday I went to Oxford to take part in a performance of Mozart's Requiem alongside Berkshire Youth Choir and the Amadeus Orchestra under Philip Mackenzie. I had an absolutely wonderful time, and it was a great pleasure singing with them, and with my fellow soloists (Lucy Cox, Tim Coleman and Tomos Watkins). All in all, a massively successful concert. I also managed to go to a rather lengthy gaudy after-party at Worcester College, which I enjoyed thoroughly. It was great to catch up with some good friends face-to-face and to tie up some loose ends from my last undergraduate term. The trip was well worth it, and I would happily deal with 11.5 hours of train journeys in a 36 hour period to do all of it again. A good job really, as I'll be back in Oxford for a masterclass with James Bowman in a couple of weeks!
My move into music reviewing is also progressing very well. I'm now on the staff of MusicWeb International and Audiophile Audition, as well as Classical.net, and I'm currently digging into my first set of reviews - do keep an eye out as my reviews start being published! I'm also starting up a new, independent blog for CD reviews,
I'm exhausted, so I think I'm going to tuck myself in with a cup of tea and some ER (I'm a bit of a sucker for American medical dramas).
Thanks for reading, and I hope you'll come back for the next instalment!
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!