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Nicholas Pritchard (Tenor)

Born: West Sussex, England

The English tenor, Nicholas (Nick) Pritchard, studied music at Oxford University, where he sung with the world-renowned Choir of New College for three years under Professor Edward Higginbottom. Since September 2012, he is currently studying singing with Russell Smythe and John Fraser at The Royal College of Music, where he is a Mason Scholar and is supported by an Ian Evans Lombe Award and the Maidment Scholarship (administered by The Musicians Benevolent Fund).

Concert appearances include George Frideric Handelís Messiah, Israel in Egypt, Acis and Galatea and Ode on St. Ceciliaís Day (for Neil Jenkins), L.v. Beethovenís Mass in C, W.A. Mozart's Requiem, Dvorak's Stabat Mater, Rossiniís Petite Messe Solennelle (for Robert Dean), Finziís Dies Natalis, Oh Fair to See and ĎTil Earth Outwears, Monteverdiís Vespers of 1610, Ralph Vaughan Williamsí On Wenlock Edge and Four Hymns, J.S. Bach's St. John Passion (BWV 245) (arias), Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) (Evangelist and arias), St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244) (Evangelist and arias), and Benjamin BrittenĎs War Requiem, Canticle 1 and Winter Words (with Simon Lepper).

Recent opera roles include Count Almaviva in Rossiniís The Barber of Seville, Lysander in A Midsummer Nightís Dream (Co-Opera Co.), Mr. Ford in Salieriís Falstaff (both for New Chamber Opera), Prologue/Quint in B. Britten's The Turn of the Screw (Oxford Opera), Alfred in Strauss' Die Fledermaus (St. Peterís College Opera), Tamino in W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Mr. Peachum in Weillís The Threepenny Opera (both for Christís Hospital Theatre), Batille (cover) in Rameauís Anacreon for the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte, and Prince Hilarion in Gilbert and Sullivanís Princess Ida, for which he won the award for Best Supporting Actor at the Buxton International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival 2010.

Nick Pritchard appears as a soloist on recordings of Monteverdiís Vespro Della Beata Vergine (Fiori Musicali and Novum), Haydnís Nelson Mass, B. Britten's choral works, François Couperin's Motets Choisis (all for Novum label) and Charles Gounodís Ave Maria (Decca label).

Since graduating, Nick Pritchard has also sung with many of Britainís leading consorts and choirs, including The Sixteen (Director: Harry Christophers), Gabrieli Consort (Director: Paul McCreesh), The Choir of Enlightenment, Enchanted Voices, Ex Cathedra (Director: Jeffrey Skidmore), Magnificat, The Cardinallís Musick, Alamire, Polyphony (Director: Stephen Layton) and Monteverdi Choir (Director: John Eliot Gardiner).

Current season/future plans: Lucano in Líincoronazione di Poppea at the RCM, Messiah in the Royal Albert Hall for Brian Kay, Oedipus Rex with the London Symphony Orchestra, B minor Mass (BWV 232) for Sir John Eliot Gardiner and J.S. Bach's Magnificat (BWV 243) for The English Concert conducted by Laurence Cummings.

Source: Nick Pritchard Website; Musicmakers Website (November 2012)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (January 2013)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Laurence Cummings


BWV 243

John Eliot Gardiner


V-13 (2013): BWV 232 [2nd recording]
V-10 (2015):
BWV 232 [3nd recording]
V-11 (2015, Video)
BWV 232 [4th recording]

John Eliot Gardiner


Member of Monteverdi Choir:
BCP Vol. 28 (2012):
BWV 43 [2nd], BWV 37 [2nd], BWV 128 [2nd], BWV 11 [2nd]
F-1 (2013):
BWV 249 [1st]
V-13 (2013):
BWV 232 [2nd recording]
V-10 (2015):
BWV 232 [3nd recording]
V-11 (2015, Video)
BWV 232 [4th recording]

Stephen Layton


Member of Polyphony:
V-1 (2012):
BWV 245

Links to other Sites

Nick Pritchard (Official Website)

Nick Pritchard (Musicmakers)

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