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Connolly, Stephen (13th February 1966-Present)

He is an English bass singer who was born in Yorkshire. He was a chorister at Leeds Parish Church and later a lay clerk.

He moved to London after leaving school and accepted a scholarship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he studied singing with Rudolf Piernay. He joined the King’s Singers in 1987 before completing his studies and later became a co-director.

He left the King’s Singers in 2010 to concentrate on teaching although still carries out singing engagements.  He is a director of the International A Capella School

The King’s Singers recordings
The Ash Grove (Traditional/ Thomas Oliphant )
EMI 54904 (CD: Annie Laurie)
Countertenor – David Hurley
Countertenor – Alistair Hume
Tenor –Bob Chilcott
Baritone – Bruce Russell
Baritone – Simon Carrington
Bass – Stephen Connolly

Patapan & Farandole (George Bizet/Bernard de la Monnoye/Jeremy Jackson)
EMI 49909 (CD: A Little Christmas Music)
Jeremy Jackson – Countertenor and composer
Alastair Hume – Countertenor
Bob Chilcott – Tenor and Arranger
Bruce Russell – Baritone
Simon Carrington – Baritone
Stephen Connolly – Bass

Here he is with the King’s Singers singing “Il Est Bel Et Bon”.  He’s the one on the right….