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Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

Grant Doyle joined Wokingham Choral Society at Eton School Hall on 29th March 2008 to perform Carl Orff's Carmina Burana.

February 2008

Grant Doyle       Baritone

Grant Doyle studied at the Elder Conservatorium, University of Adelaide and at the Royal College of Music in London and won the National Mozart Competition for Singers 2000 held in Southport. He was a member of the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden from 2001 to 2003. In 2004 he returned to the Royal Opera as a guest artist to sing Tarquinius The Rape of Lucretia, and he has since sung Harlequin Ariadne auf Naxo s, Schaunard, Bello La Fanciulla del West , Morales Carmen , Demetrius, and the Narrator in Dominique Le Gendre's Bird of Night . Elsewhere he has sung Der Einäugige Die Frau ohne Schatten and Demetrius (Teatro Real, Madrid), Schaunard (Glyndebourne on Tour), Marcello La Bohème at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and the title role in Don Giovanni in Baugé in France.

He has recorded the Forester The Cunning Little Vixen for an animated film for BBC TV, with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin conducted by Kent Nagano, and created the role of Carlo in the television film of Judith Weir's opera Armida for Channel 4 TV. He recently completed filming of the lead role in the film of The Eternity Man a co-production between ABC and Channel 4, and sung King Philip II in Isaac Nathan's ballad opera Don John of Austria with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, also recorded.

Concerts performances include Carmina Burana with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the RPO, the Ulster Orchestra, for Raymond Gubbay at the Royal Albert Hall, and with the Bach Choir, Judas Maccabeus at the King's Lynn Festival, Christus St Matthew Passion with the Kent Chamber Choir and Christus St John Passion with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Fauré Requiem with the Hallé Orchestra, Janacek Glagolitic Mass with the Philharmonia at the Brighton Festival, Brahms German Requiem with the Philharmonia in Cheltenham and Westminster Cathedral, Britten War Requiem with the Hertforshire Chorus and the Huddersfield Choral Society and A Child of Our Time with the Crouch End Festival Chorus at the Barbican.