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Andrew MacKenzie-Wicks (Tenor)

Born: England

The English tenor, Andrew Wicks, was a chorister at Chichester Cathedral and a choral scholar at Durham. He graduated in music from Durham University and then studied singing and performance at the Royal Northern College of Music. The Countess of Munster Musical Trust assisted his studies.

Andrew Wicks' operatic roles include Ferrando in Così fan Tutte and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni for the Glyndebourne Festival; Jacquino in Fidelio for Welsh National Opera; Ferrando in Così fan Tutte for Welsh National Opera and Scottish Opera-Go-Round; Tom Rakewell (The Rake's Progress) and Count Almaviva (Barber of Seville) for English Touring Opera; Luiz (Gondoliers) for Covent Garden Festival; Peter Quint (Turn of the Screw), Simpleton (Boris Godunov) and Hérault (Danton’s Death) for Brighton Festival; Ernesto (Don Pasquale) for Opera Northern Ireland and Crystal Clear Opera; Tamino (Magic Flute) for the Opera Company; Soundbites contemporary operas for English National Opera; Rodolfo (La Boheme) for Crystal Clear Opera; Nemorino (L’Elisir d’Amore) for Kent University; and roles in Pelléas, Ariadne auf Naxos, Sir John in Love, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Finta Giardiniera, Ariodante, Alcina, Rodelinda, L'Allegro, Il Tabarro, Orfeo, Katya Kabanova, From the House of the Dead, Iolanthe and Mikado.

Andrew Wicks' concert work has included J.S. Bach's Magnificat (BWV 243) in the Concertgebouw with the Monteverdi Choir under John Eliot Gardiner, the Coryn Missa da Pacem and Benjamin Britten's St Nicolas with the Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Bruckner Te Deum with the Bruckner Orchestra of Linz, Mendelssohn Lobgesang with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Purcell's King Arthur on tour with the Gabrieli Consort; and Acis and Galatea on tour with the King’s Consort, with whom he has also sung Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) and J.S. Bach's Cantatas; Messiah in Glyndebourne, Hanover, Singapore and Royal Festival Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and in the Royal Albert Hall under Sir David Willcocks; Samson and L’Enfance du Christ in Snape Maltings, Apostles under Vernon Handley, and A Child of Our Time in the presence of Sir Michael Tippett.

Source: Wokingham Choral Society Website (March 2001)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2003)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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As

Works

Stephen Cleobury

Tenor

BWV 63

John Eliot Gardiner

Alto

Member of Monteverdi Choir:
BCP Vol. 5: CD-1:
BWV 178, BWV 136, BWV 45
BCP Trinity I:
BWV 94, BWV 105, BWV 168

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Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks (Wokingham Choral Society)

BCSD: Andrew Wicks

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