The English tenor, Graham Neal, read music at the University of Surrey where he was awarded the Robert Naylor prize for the most meritorious degree recital. During this time he held a choral scholarship at Guildford Cathedral. He subsequently studied on the Knack opera course at the English National Opera and as a postgraduate at Trinity College of Music. He now studies with Jenevora Williams and Nicholas Powell.
Graham Neal has a wide repertoire as an oratorio soloist. This year he has sung Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8, Verdi's Requiem, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle and J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor (BWV 232).
On the operatic stage, Graham Neal has performed the roles of Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola for Brent Opera and Opera Loki, Ferrando in W.A. Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte at Greenwich Theatre, Belmonte in W.A. Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail in Camden, Sextus in George Frideric Handel's Julius Caesar at Blackheath Halls, Don José in Georges Bizet's Carmen at Greenwich Theatre, and Worldly Glory in Ralph Vaughan Williams' Pilgrim's Progress for the Philharmonia Orchestra at Sadler's Wells, as well as being a chorus member for English National Opera, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Opéra Comique, l'Orchestre des Champs-Elysées and Stanley Hall Opera.
Graham Neal is adept at choral singing, appearing frequently in concert and on recordings. He sings with the Monteverdi Choir under John Eliot Gardiner, Polyphony under Stephen Layton, Philharmonia Voices, English Voices, the NDR Chor, Cappella Nova and The King's Consort under Robert King. Recent television appearances have included John Eliot Gardiner's Bach Marathon and "Bach: A Passionate Life" for the BBC with the Monteverdi Choir.