Wokingham Choral Society
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Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:
10th November, 2018 at Great Hall, University of Reading in Mozart Requiem
James Geidt Bass
Born in Northampton, James Geidt was a choral scholar at New College, Oxford and studies on the Opera Course at the Royal Academy of Music with Glenville Hargreaves and Jonathan Papp.
Operatic roles to date include Count Almaviva (cover) in Le Nozze di Figaro for Longborough Festival Opera; Jupiter in Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld for New Chamber Opera. Opera scenes at the RAM include the title role in Don Giovanni, Guglielmo Cosė fan tutte, Sid Albert Herring and Malatesta Don Pasquale. James sang at the Aix-en-Provence Opera Festival in 2017.
Recent concert appearances include Pilate and arias in J.S. Bach's St John Passion, Requiem settings by Brahms, Fauré and Mozart, solos in J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio alongside Sir Willard White, Mozart's Requiem in Dorchester Abbey and the Baritone solos in Philip Lancaster's War Passion, a festival commission at the Three Choirs Festival.
Current and future engagements include Monterverdi Vespers at St John's Smith Square, Pilate in J.S. Bach's St Matthew Passion in Birmingham Symphony Hall with the CBSO, Mendelssohn's Elijah for the 1885 Singers and Pilate and arias in J.S. Bach's St John Passion for Edward Higginbottom at the Palau de la Música, Barcelona and the Auditorio Nacional, Madrid.
James' studies are generously supported by the St John's College Choir Association Trust, the King's School Educational Trust and the Josephine Baker Trust.