He is an English baritone who began singing in the choir of Westminster Abbey were he served as Head Chorister and sang a solo at the wedding of HRH Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.
He accepted a choral scholarship at Trinity College, Cambridge and co-founded and directed a male voice ensemble named Henry’s Eight who he toured with and recorded music of the Flemish Renaissance.
From 1996 until 2004 he was a member of the King’s Singers and gave over 900 performances with them. In that time he also made several recordings and received a Grammy Nomination. He has also worked in collaboration with artists that included Evelyn Glennie, George Shearing and Bruce Johnston . In 2002 he and the poet laureate, Andrew Motion, arranged a jubilee concert in the Royal Albert Hall which featured seven new works by British composers and poets and all were performed by the King’s Singers .
After he left the group he gave choral workshops in the USA and worked with the Harlem Boys Choir, a festival of 10 Dallas choirs, and he also prepared New Jersey ensembles for a performance for Bill Clinton. He has been part of the Ensemble in Residence at the Royal College of Music which regularly coaches across Europe and has been a member of the six-member group Gallicantus.
He has been a teacher at DePauwUniversity in Indiana and more recently has been Director of Choral Activities and Senior Lecturer at Princeton University.
Here he is with the King’s Singers (second from the right) singing “There Is a Flower”…