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Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

Colin Campbell will join Wokingham Choral Society at Eton School Hall on 31 March 2001 performing Szymanowski's Stabat Mater and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 (Choral).

March 2001

Colin Campbell       Bass

Colin Campbell was born in London and studied at the Royal Northern College of Music.

He has appeared as a concert soloist throughout the UK, including London's South Bank, the Royal Albert Hall, St John's Smith Square, the Barbican Hall, Snape Maltings, Symphony Hall Birmingham, and also in numerous festivals on the Continent, in the USA and the Far East. He has broadcast on RTE Television, BBC Television, Radios 2 and 3, and Classic FM.

His discography is growing, having recorded on the Hyperion, Decca, Naxos, Philips and Deutsche Gramaphon labels. Under the baton of Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Colin has sung the bass solos in Monteverdi's Vespers in Cremona and Milan and the Voice of Christ in John Tavener's The World is Burning, recorded by Philips Classics. His most recent recordings include the award-winning Grainger collection entitled The Londonderry Air, again with Gardiner and Philips, and Howells' A Spotless Rose with Stephen Layton and Polyphony for Hyperion.

Concert engagements have included several appearances with the Gabrieli Consort and Players as Cold Genius in Purcell's King Arthur; in Tavener's Apocalypse in Athens with the City of London Sinfonia; the arias in Bach's St John Passion with Trevor Pinnock and The English Concert; John Eccles' Semele with Collegium Musicum '90 under Richard Hickox; Messiah with Christopher Hogwood and the Academy of Ancient Music; Thea Musgrave's Wild Winter with the viol consort Fretwork; and appearances with the King's Consort in Purcell programmes at the Wigmore Hall and at the BBC Proms.

Recent performances include Messiah in Israel and Poland; appearances in Beethoven's Leonore at the Lincoln Center New York, the Salzburg Festival and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw; Mozart's Requiem in Santiago de Compostela; Handel's Atalanta at the Halle Festival; Christus in Bach's St Matthew Passion in Tampere, Finland; Mendelssohn's Elijah at the Trondheim Festival, Norway; Brahms' Requiem at the St Endellion Easter Festival; Bach's B Minor Mass in Japan and Korea with the English Baroque Soloists under Gardiner; and Handel's Judas Maccabaeus in Vilnius, Lithuania with Nicholas McGegan.

Colin has appeared at the Royal Albert Hall with the Philharmonia Orchestra and King's College Choir in Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on Christmas Carols, and with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in Telemann's Die Grossmut in Magdeburg, Germany.