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James Gilchrist

The tenor James Gilchrist began his working life as a doctor, turning to a full-time music career in 1996. In concert he has performed, among others, Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with the Manchester Camerata and the Northern Sinfonia, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Tippett’s The Knot Garden with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis, Bach’s ‘Christmas’ Oratorio with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra and Ton Koopman, the St Matthew Passion at the Concertgebouw, Pulcinella with the Ensemble orchestral de Paris, and Die Jahreszeiten with the St Louis Symphony Orchestra and with the Handel and Haydn Society at the BBC Proms. A prolific recitalist, he has appeared in many venues in the UK and abroad. His operatic repertoire includes roles in Handel’s Acis and Galatea, Purcell’s King Arthur and Vaughan Williams’s Sir John in Love, as well as Hyllus (Handel’s Hercules), Evandre (Gluck’s Alceste), Gomatz (Mozart’s Zaide), Ferrando, Scaramuccio (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Peter Quint (The Turn of the Screw). His extensive discography includes, for Chandos, the title role in Britten’s Albert Herring, Amaryllus in Vaughan Williams’s The Poisoned Kiss, songs by Grainger and the E flat major Mass by Schubert.



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Essex
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United Kingdom