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Roy Rasbrook (Tenor)

Born: England

The Englisg tenor, Roy Rashbrook, read music at Goldsmith's College, London, before going on to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to study singing under Alexander Oliver, William McAlpine and Rudolf Piernay.

Since then Roy Rashbrook has performed as a tenor soloist with some of Britain's leading orchestras and choirs including The King's Consort, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, City of London Sinfonia, London Mozart Players and London Philharmonic Choir. He has a particular affinity with German music and is a fluent speaker of the language. He has appeared on many CD recordings, film soundtracks and radio and television broadcasts, both at home and abroad.

Roy Rashbrook has a wide repertoire and is equally at home with the stylistic requirements of early, classical, romantic and contemporary music. Previous engagements range from Monteverdi's Vespers to Edward Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius. Roy is a member of the choirs of Saint Paul's Cathedral and The King's Consort, as well as occasionally singing with Exaudi Vocal Ensemble, combining their schedules with his work as a soloist, teacher and conductor. He has conducted several choirs and ensembles, including the Goldsmiths' Chorus, The University of London Union Chorus, The Hanover Singers, Hart Voices (Fleet), The Chantry Singers (Guildford) and Candlelight Opera, with whom he has performed at the Bath Festival and at Hever Castle.

Recent performances include Benjamin Britten's Saint Nicolas, George Frideric Handel's Odes for Saint Cecilia's Day and for Queen Anne's Birthday, the role of Jason in a concert of Charpentier's opera Medée, Jan Dismas Zelenka's Lamentations, W.A. Mozart's C minor Mass with the English Baroque Choir conducted by Jeremy Jackman at London's St John's, Smith Square, and the role of Evangelist in J.S. Bach's St John Passion (BWV 245) with the London Mozart Players under Malcolm Archer at Saint Paul's Cathedral. More recently, he appeared alongside Sir Willard White in a performance of Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah, with the Bath Philharmonia Orchestra and Minerva Choir under Jason Thornton.

Source: Chameleon Arts Orchestra & Soloists Website; Hart Voices Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2015)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Matthew Halls


Member of Retrospect Ensemble:
C-1 (2010):
BWV 249, BWV 11

Links to other Sites

Roy Rashbrook - Tenor (Chameleon Arts Orchestra & Soloists)

Hart Voices: Musical Director - Roy Rasshbrook

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