We are delighted to welcome four young soloists to join us to sing Mozart’s Requiem.
Lucy Cronin, Soprano
Lucy was a Choral Scholar under Stephen Layton at Trinity College, Cambridge. Lucy has sung with consort groups including Chapelle du Roi, The Locrian Singers, and The Blenheim Singers, and with ensembles including The English Concert and Les Inventions. She has performed as soloist in Bach’s St John Passion, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Poulenc’s Gloria and Mozart’s Requiem, at venues such as St Martin-in-the-Fields, St John’s Smith Square, and Chichester Cathedral.
Lucy enjoys singing contemporary song and has performed at jazz festivals in England and Germany. With the Cambridge University Jazz Quintet, she represented the UK in a Shenzhen Universiade World Beach Concert in China. Lucy teaches singing at The Portsmouth Grammar School and coaches the Junior Choristers of Portsmouth Cathedral.
Edward Edgcumbe, Counter-Tenor
Edward studies with Michael Chance and James Baillieu at the Royal Academy of Music, generously supported by The Clemence Trust and The Winship Foundation. Previously he read Classics at Magdalen College, Oxford before singing as a Lay Clerk in the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. Recent engagements include Ottone (cover) in Royal Academy Opera’s production of Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea at Shoreditch Town Hall, Spirit in Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas at Grange Park, and Bach’s St. John Passion in Ely Cathedral.
Richard Thesiger-Pratt, Tenor
Richard is a Lay Clerk at Winchester Cathedral. His musical career began as a chorister at Westminster Abbey and has sung in Exeter, Southwell and Glasgow Cathedral Choirs. Richard studied singing under Stephen Robertson at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, completing his Masters in Vocal Performance in 2013. He has performed as a concert soloist in the UK, Europe and the USA, including an acclaimed performance of Brittenʼs St Nicolas in Bari, Italy. On the operatic stage, he has performed works by Monteverdi, Mozart, Puccini and Poulenc.
Richard is an accomplished choral conductor and trumpet player. In 2012 he was appointed Director of Music at Glasgow Cathedral, establishing a professional consort choir, recording ‘Christmas from Glasgow Cathedral’ (Priory), and overseeing music for two BBC TV broadcasts.
Jack Comerford, Bass
Jack began his musical training as a chorister at Ealing Abbey before reading Music at The University of York, where he sang as a Choral Scholar then taking over duties as a Songman at York Minster. Currently a lay clerk at Winchester Cathedral, Jack has worked with conductors including Robert Hollingworth, Peter Seymour and Harry Christophers.
Recent engagements include a Dowland recital with Dame Emma Kirkby and Jacob Herringman, Bach Motets at the BBC Proms with The Sixteen, Bach’s Matthäus-Passion and Purcell’s Fairy Queen with Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers at St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Holy Week festival for Siglo de Oro at St John Smith’s Square and a Striggio concert in Florence with I Fagiolini. Recordings include discs with the Choir of York Minster, the Belgravia Chamber Orchestra, the Hilliard Ensemble and the gramophone nominated Amuse Bouche with I Fagiolini.