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Timothy Kenworthy-Brown (Counter-tenor)

Born: England

The English counter-tenor, Timothy (Tim) Kenworthy-Brown (professional surname: Travers-Brown), was a chorister and alto at Chelmsford Cathedral and studied for a BA in music at Colchester. Whilst at Colchester he performed in Antonio Vivaldiís Gloria and Nisi Dominus in his concert debut, and by 1994 had become an established soloist in works ranging from Lullyís Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme to J.S. Bachís St John Passion (BWV 245) and Leonard Bernsteinís Chicester Psalms, and in operas by George Frideric Handel and Purcell. In the Huddersfield Festival of Arts 93-95, he won the English Song Prize, the Oratorio, British Composer and Vocal Recital prizes. After graduating, he studied singing at the Royal Academy of Music, taking part in a series of concerts of music by Purcell with Christopher Hogwood and Robert Specer, later receiving a Countess of Munster Trust Award to continue further study.

Timothy Kenworthy-Brown continues as a professional singer, notably with period instrument, The Monteverdi Choir, Collegium Musicum 90 and The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Performances have included Blowís Venus and Adonis in Sweden, G.F. Handelís Israel in Egypt in Wales and Messiah in Norway, in G.F. Handelís Italian Cantatas at The Wigmore Hall, Bach Cantatas in Japan with the Bach Collegium Japan, J.S. Bachís Magnificat (BWV 243) at The Proms and his Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) in Tel Aviv. In June 2005 he participated in performances of J.S. Bachís Johannes-Passion (BWV 245) with the New London Consort conducted by Philip Pickett at the Israel Festival Jerusalem.

Recordings have included G.F. Handelís Italian Cantatas, Haydn and his English Friends with The Parley of Instruments, columcille, singing plainchant with saxophone, and a CD of J.S. Bach Cantataís with Bach Collegium Japan.

Timothy Kenworthy-Brown was a Lay-Clerk at St Georgeís Chapel, Windsor Castle and Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. He is now a Vicar-Choral of St Paulís Cathedral and professor of singing ans early music at Trinity College of Music.

Source: Trinity College of Music Website; New London Consort (June 2005)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (December 2004, June 2005), Gilli Alon-Bitton (Israel Festival Jerusalem, June 2005)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Laurence Cummings


BWV 36, BWV 243

John Eliot Gardiner


Member of Monteverdi Choir:
BCP Vol. 3:
BWV 24, BWV 185, BWV 177

Masaaki Suzuki


BWV 96, BWV 122, BWV 180

Masaaki Suzuki


Member of Bach Collegium Japan:
Sacred Cantatas Vol. 26:
BWV 96, BWV 122, BWV 180

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