Born and brought-up in Canada, Greg Skidmore arrived in England during the summer of 2003 as a transfer student at Royal Holloway College, University of London, from which he graduated in June 2005 with a First Class Honours Bachelor of Music degree. Greg was a post-graduate Choral Scholar at Wells Cathedral in 2005-2006 and a Lay Clerk at Gloucester Cathedral in 2006-2007. He is now a Lay Clerk at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford.
Recent solo engagements have included J.S. Bach's St Matthew Passion (BWV 244) and St John Passions (BWV 245) with Ex Cathedra; Igor Stravinsky's Canticum Sacrum; Johannes Brahms, Gabriel Fauré and Maurice Duruflé Requiems, Monterverdi's 1610 Vespers and Ralph Vaughan Williams's Five Mystical Songs. His professional choral and consort work has included engagements with I Fagiolini, Tenebrae, Gabrieli Consort, Ex Cathedra Consort, Cappella Nova, A Cappella Portuguesa, Chapelle du Roi, Cappella Amsterdam, Currende (Antwerp), the Tafelmusik Baroque Chamber Choir (Toronto), and the Philharmonia Voices among others. Greg Skidmore has also worked with the choirs of Westminster Abbey, St Paul's and Winchester cathedrals, and St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
In Oxford, Greg Skidmore combines his Layclerkship at Christ Church with doctoral research in musicology at Oxford University. A Clarendon Scholar, he studies royal music library formation and printed music distribution in early 17th century Portugal. Since arriving in Europe, he has been a regular participant in Lacock courses in England, Italy and Spain.