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Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

Andrew Staples joined Wokingham Choral Society at The Hexagon, Reading on Sunday November 20th 2005 to perform Mozart's Requiemand Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man, a Mass for Peace, (Concert suite).

October 2005

Andrew Staples       Tenor

Andrew Staples was a chorister at St Paul's Cathedral, a Music Scholar at Eton, a Choral Scholar at King's and John's Colleges, Cambridge. He currently studies with Ryland Davies at the Benjamin Britten International Opera School at the Royal College of Music, where he was the inaugural Peter Pears Scholar. He holds a Wingate Scholarship and enjoys the support of the Countess of Munster Trust and The Musicians Benevolent Fund.

This year he won the Song prizes in the Kathleen Ferrier and the Richard Tauber singing competitions, and is a finalist in this year's Neue Stimmen competition in Germany. His roles include Ferrando in Mozart's Cosí fan tutte and Male Chorus in Britten's Rape of Lucretia both for the Benjamin Britten International Opera School and Aret Haydn's puppet opera Philemon und Baucis for the Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria. Future engagements include the role of Eisenstein in Johannn Strauss' Die Fledermaus at the Royal College and Ferrando with the Classical Opera Company in Italy.