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Phil’s most recent engagements include singing in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of King Lear at the Barbican Theatre; recitals for Leeds Lieder + and the RAM Song Circle; a recital of Liebeslieder Walzer (Brahms) for Oxford Lieder; a masterclass with Dame Felicity Lott for the London Song Festival; and performing Scarpia in Opera on Location’s production of Tosca. He was a member of the Chorus of Buxton Opera Festival and covered the role of Banco in Macbeth (1847, Verdi) for their 2017 season.

 

Phil was born in Dorset and attended the Thomas Hardye School where he began his vocal training and sang with the Chapel Choir. He obtained a BA (hons) Degree in Music Studies at Leeds College of Music where he studied singing with Christian Immler and Jane Anthony. He graduated with the Douglas Robinson Memorial Prize for Opera and continued to study with Paul Nilon at the start of his professional career.

 

Phil has recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music where he studied with Alex Ashworth and Audrey Hyland. During his time at the Academy he appeared as Kalenik in the RAOpera production of May Night (Rimsky-Korsakov), Polyphemus in Acis and Galatea (Handel, Semi-staged) Liberto (cover) in L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi), Rambaldo in La Rondine (Puccini, scenes), Minskman in Flight (Dove, scenes), Demetrius in Midsummer Night’s Dream (Britten, scenes) and Jonathan in Siren Song (Dove, scenes). He has been a soloist and chorister for the RAM/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series and has given recitals at The Wigmore Hall and Marylebone Parish Church; performed in a public masterclass with Dennis O’Neill; and delivered education projects at Hackney Empire, RAM Museum and Glyndebourne. He is proud to be a member of the Academy’s prestigious Song Circle and grateful to be supported by the Josephine Baker Trust.

 

Phil has appeared regularly as an oratorio soloist, recitalist and professional chorister throughout the country performing as soloist for works such as: Messiah (Handel); St Matthew, John and Luke Passions (Bach); Elijah (Mendelssohn); Carmina Burana (Orff); Stabat Mater (Dvořák) and Songs of Milarepa (Glass). He has performed several roles with 'Young Opera Venture' including The Count in The Marriage of Figaro and Papageno in The Magic Flute (Mozart). Phil has been a Lay Clerk for the cathedrals of Bradford and Manchester and performed with the BBC Singers. He has delivered education programmes for Opera North, Hull University, Leeds Lieder + and NHS training Academy and has directed choirs for Leeds Beckett University, Music in Offices and Bradford Academy.

 

Phil also enjoys playing the piano accordion in ceilidh bands and at sessions and folk festivals throughout the UK and finds inspiration and refreshment through long walks in the country.

 

 

Oratorio repertoire

Matthew Passion (Jesus)

John Passion (Pilate, Jesus and arias)

St Luke Passion

Christmas Oratorio

Jesu meine freude

Cantata 140

Symphony no. 9

Chichester Psalms

Ein Deutsches Requiem

Mass in five parts

Vespers

Messe de Minuit

In a strange land

Te Deum

Requiem

Songs of Milarepa

Requiem

Messiah

Samson (Manoah and Harapha)

Dixit Dominus

Passion of Christ (Christus)

Coronation Anthems

Israel in Egypt

Creation (Raphael, Adam)

Nelson Mass

Requiem

The Armed Man: A mass for peace

Via Crucis

The Saviour

Olivet to Calvary

Lauda Sion

Vespers 1610

Requiem

Vesperae solennes de confessore

Carmina Burana

Magnificat

Messa di Gloria

Come ye sons of art

Petite messe solennelle

Stabat Mater

Mass in G

The Crucifixion

Dona nobis pacem

Fantasia on Christmas carols

Gloria

The Twelve

Beatus Vir

Laudate Pueri

Bach

Bach

Bach

Bach

Bach

Bach

Beethoven

Bernstein

Brahms

Byrd

Cavalli

Charpentier

Coatman

Dvorak

Faure

Glass

Goodall

Handel

Handel

Handel

Handel

Handel

Handel

Haydn

Haydn

Howells

Jenkins

Liszt

W. Lloyd Webber

Maunder

Mendelssohn

Monteverdi

Mozart

Mozart

Orff

Pergolesi

Puccini

Purcell

Rossini

Scarlatti

Schubert

Stainer

Vaughan-Williams

Vaughan-Williams

Vivaldi

Walton

Zelenka

Zelenka