He is a tenor born in Lichfield, England, who began
his singing career as a boy soprano at Lichfield Cathedral from 1979 to
1984 and made several recording and broadcasts from there.
He was a choral scholar at Wells before accepting a
choral scholarship awarded by New College, Oxford, where he also studied
engineering. He travelled
to Tanglewood in the United States and Banff in Canada to take further
studies and also studied Bach, English Song and French Song at the
Britten-Pears School in Aldeburgh, England. Toward the end of the 1990s he
enrolled in the Opera Course run by London’s Royal Academy of Music.
Regularly singing with ensemble and orchestras he has
sung with the BBC Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Berlin
Philharmonic Wind Quintet, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Minnesota
Orchestra & Chorale, the New London Chamber Choir, London Symphony
Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, Oxford Camerata and Oxford Lieder to name just
His solo work is highly acclaimed and he has recorded
and sung in recitals all over the world at music festivals and venues such
as St. Martin in the Fields and Tanglewood Music Center.
A noted opera singer, he has appeared in many
productions by composers that include Benjamin Britten, Leo Janacek and
Johannes Brahms to name a few.
Likewise, his performances in oratorios by composers
such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Carl Orff, Gioachino Rossini, Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozarth, Ludwig von Beethoven and Georg Frideric Handel have also
brought him much recognition.
His albums are numerous and just a few of them include
his own solo recording Britten:Winter Words, Powder her Face
by Thomas Ades, Who Are These Children? with Christopher Gould, four
volumes of the Hyperion Schubert Edition with Graham Johnson, Beethoven:
Symphony No. 9 with the Minnesota Orchestra, Ramsey: Choral Music
by the Magnificat Players & Chorus, Janacek: Choral Music with
the New London Chamber Choir and Bruckner: Motets with the St.
Bride’s Church Choir.