B i o g r a p h y
I am a classical tenor from Yorkshire, currently studying a Master of Music in vocal performance at the Royal Northern College of Music under the tuition of Andrew Heggie, where I am generously supported by the Hargreaves and Ball Scholarship.
I am a Fellow with the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, a choral scholar with the Oxford Bach Soloists and I am in demand as a soloist with choral societies and opera companies.
My professional solo work includes Handel's Messiah, Stainer's The Crucifixion, Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb, Bach's St John Passion, Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor and Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings.
I was scheduled to perform in the chorus in Eugene Onegin and Rigoletto with Opera Holland Park in Summer 2020. In Summer 2019 I toured the UK with the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company performing the roles of Leonard Meryll in The Yeomen of the Guard and Luiz in The Gondoliers.
I have performed many roles professionally including the Gingerbread Witch in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, Mr Upfold in Britten's Albert Herring, Monostatos in Mozart's The Magic Flute, Harry Benn in Ethel Smyth's The Boatswain's Mate, Camille in Lehár's The Merry Widow and Frederic in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance.
From 2018-2019 I was a choral scholar at St Martin-In-The-Fields and I am a regular on the London deputy singer circuit, having sung at many major churches.
I studied music at the University of Birmingham, graduating in 2016 and afterwards I taught classroom music for two years before becoming a freelance singer.
Photo Ben Tomlin 2019
“One of the most important parts, the Gingerbread Witch, was excellently sung by tenor David Woods. ”