He is a singer born in England who was a baritone for the choirs at the Kings and Trinity Colleges, Cambridge before moving to the Royal Academy of Music in London on a scholarship and becoming a tenor.
He has appeared as a soloist singing works such as Bach’s Coffee Cantata, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Verdi’s Requiem, drinking songs by Henry Purcell and other solos he has performed are pieces by the composers Lully and Dumont.
As a tenor singing with opera companies and several ensembles such as the Martin Best Consort , the Tallis Scholars, the Cambridge Singers and the University Chamber Choir of Edinburgh, he has performed parts such as Count Almaviva by Rossini, the title role in Zampa by Herold, Sandy in The Lighthouse by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and in the cast of Tamino by Mozart.
Making several recordings he has appeared on Forgotten Provence with the Martin Best Consort , Hunt Cantata with the Parley of Instruments, Fancies and Banquet of Voices by The Cambridge Singers, Christmas Carols and Motets by The Tallis Scholars, Christmas Collection and Festive Baroque Christmas by the Academy of Ancient Music, the soundtrack of The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover and in the opera production of Cheryomushki by Shostakovich.
Martin Best Consort recordings
Alle Psallite (Anonymous 13th Century French)
Nimbus NI 5445 (CD: Forgotten Provence)
Here is Philip Pickett’s recording of Matthew Locke’s Psyche on which Simon performs…