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Gareth John Baritone

Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

Monteverdi Vespers (1610) in the Great Hall, University of Reading on March 31st, 2012.

Gareth John            Baritone

Gareth Brynmor John (baritone) has performed widely around the UK, with performances including the St John and St Matthew Passions, the Mozart, Haydn, Stanford and Faure Requiems, Schubert Masses, the Messiah in St Martin in the Fields, and Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on Christmas Carols in St John's, Smith Square and Philharmonic Hall, Ljubljana. Gareth has a keen interest in song repertoire and is part of the RAM Song Circle. Recent performances include Brahms Op. 71 in the Duke's Hall and Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch in the David Josefowitz Recital Hall at the Royal Academy of Music. A forthcoming recital at King's Place will feature works of Brahms.

In addition to concert work, Gareth's opera roles have included the Gendarme in the CUOS production of Poulenc's Les Mamelles de Tiresias; Eliab in Samuel Hogarth's modern chamber opera, David and Goliath; the title role in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi as part of the Cambridge Summer Music Festival; the title role in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin with CUOS in West Road Concert Hall; Papageno in Mozart's The Magic Flute with Shadwell Opera; Sid in Britten's Albert Herring with Shadwell Opera; The Ferryman in Britten's Curlew River (RAO) and Claudio in Berlioz's Beatrice and Benedict with Sir Colin Davis and John Copley (RAO). Forthcoming roles include Speaker in Mozart's The Magic Flute (RAO) and The Count in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro as part of the Amersham Festival.

Gareth graduated in 2007 from St John's College, Cambridge, where he was a Choral Scholar and subsequently a Lay Clerk under David Hill and Andrew Nethsingha. He is now continuing his studies on the Royal Academy of Music Opera Course with Mark Wildman. Gareth is kindly supported by the Josephine Baker Trust and is the Reizenstein Scholar.

February, 2012