SINGING AS LIFE

Singing has been part of my life since childhood. I sang in a local church Oxford as a boy chorister.

I was a Choral Scholar at Cambridge University.

I then studied at the Royal Northern College of Music followed by the Royal Scottish Conservatoire.

You never stop learning with singing which  makes it such fun.

My professional singing career has taken me throughout the UK and abroad to such places as New York, Milan, Monaco, Madrid, Germany, Eastern Europe.

Above, as Guillot in Massenet‘s Manon Act 1 Scene 1 as a student in 1987 at the RNCM, going on as understudy at short notice.

Some great friends and voices were in that show. Sir Simon Keenlyside, Sally Harrison, Kate Witney.

 A private recording of me singing as a child in early January 1970 (click on the picture). I had no formal training, but was a member of the local Co-op Choir.

 

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An inscription to me in a book for my singing on the sound tracks of Star Wars The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.

‘‘To Barry. With thanks and every good wish.‘‘

John Williams. Composer of the film music for Star Wars

Inscribed music from Howard Shore the composer, to me for my singing in the chorus for the Lord of the Rings films recordings, at Abbey Road.

It says...

FOR BARRY,

THANKS FOR THE WONDERFUL PERFORMANCE

HOWARD SHORE

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RECORDINGS. Play below.

1. E Lucevan le Stelle. Tosca. Puccini. Live performance 2017, with me also playing the piano.

2. Nessun dorma. Turandot. Puccini. Live performance with Bloomsbury Opera Concerts in 1998. Bath Pump Room. The recording was made on a cassette tape and so is not as clear as today`s digital methods.

 

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