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Peter Harris (Tenor)

Born: Northern Ireland

Originally from Northern Ireland, Peter Harris studied Music at the University of Oxford where he held a choral scholarship at The Queen's College (20092011), and went on to gain a place on the Monteverdi Choir Apprenticeship Scheme, and is a lay clerk at Winchester Cathedral.

Recent and regular consort work includes Arcangelo, Florilegium, Contrapunctus, The Eric Whitacre Singers, The Dunedin Consort, The Monteverdi Choir, the chorus of the Mariinsky Opera under Valery Gergiev, Le Concert d'Astrée under Emmanuelle Haïm and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under Sir Simon Rattle. 2015 will include singing chorus in Gluck Orphée at the Royal Opera House, Monteverdi's Vespers and Orfeo across the USA, and J.S. Bach's B Minor Mass (BWV 232) across Europe.

Peter Harris sings as a soloist frequently with choral societies across the UK, repertoire including Haydn's Creation, George Frideric Handel's Messiah, Esther, Acis and Galatea and J.S. Bach's St John Passion (BWV 245). Recent solo highlights include Debussy's Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien under Thierry Fischer and Francis Poulenc's Gloria under Thomas Søndergård both with the BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales, the role of the Evangelist in Heinrich Schütz' Christmas Story for Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Street Singer in Leonard Bernstein's Mass at the 2012 BBC Proms under Kristjan Järvi.

Earlier in the year Peter Harris performed as part of a quartet for the 2014 film Boxtrolls, working closely with Oscar award winning composer Dario Marianelli. He has also performed sections of Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe as part of a recital by the Monteverdi Choir at the Cadogan Hall and solos for HRH The Price of Wales in a Monteverdi Choir concert. Other solo work with the group includes G.F. Handel's Dixit Dominus and Alessandro Scarlatti's Stabat Mater at Princeton University, The Duomo in Pisa and the Palace of Versailles which was broadcast live on French television.

Source: Leominster Choral Society Website; Bits & pieces from other sources
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (January 2015)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Jonathan Cohen


Member of Arcangelo:
BWV 232

William Dawes


Video (2014): BWV 4

John Eliot Gardiner


Member of Monteverdi Choir:
F-7 (2016):
BWV 233, BWV 151 [2nd recording], BWV 243a
BWV 232 [2nd , 2015], BWV 232 [3rd , 2015, Video]

Links to other Sites

Peter Harris - Tenor (Leominster Choral Society)

Peter Harris on Twitter

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