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Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

Paul Carey Jones joined Wokingham Choral Society at Reading University Great Hall on 21st March 2009 to sing Christus in Bach's St John Passion BWV 245.

February 2009

Paul Carey Jones           Baritone

Born in Cardiff, Irish-Welsh baritone Paul Carey Jones studied at Ysgol Glantaf, Queen's College Oxford, the Royal Academy of Music, and at the National Opera Studio, where he was the recipient of the Welsh National Opera Bryan Davies Award. His operatic roles have included Marcello La bohème (Scottish Opera on Tour), Figaro The Barber of Seville (Opera East), Sam Trouble in Tahiti (Second Movement), Escamillo Carmen (Lyric Opera, Dublin, Stowe Opera), Gaspar Rita , Eurymaque Pénélope , Martino L'occasione fa il ladro and First Comrade Der Silbersee (Wexford Festival Opera), Osmin Zaïde (Aldeburgh Festival), Malatesta Don Pasquale (Bel Canto Opera), The Forester The Cunning Little Vixen (Surrey Opera), Blazes The Lighthouse (Montepulciano Festival), Figaro Le nozze di Figaro (Diva Opera), Papageno Die Zauberflöte (Opera by Definition), Bartolo in Paisiello's Il barbiere di Sivigli a (Bampton Classical Opera & Buxton Festival) and Fiorello Il barbiere di Siviglia (Scottish Opera).

Paul Carey Jones sang in the UK premiere of Galuppi's Confitebor Tibi Domin e and has performed in concert and recital across the UK, at venues including Cardiff's St David's Hall, The Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room on the South Bank, the Royal Albert Hall, at the Edinburgh Festival and in 2002 at Buckingham Palace with the LSO under Seiji Ozawa at Mstislav Rostropovich's 75th birthday concert. In 2001 he was awarded the National Eisteddfod of Wales' most prestigious award for young singers, the W. Towyn Roberts Scholarship. His broadcast performances include Media Man Man on the Moon for Tiger Aspect / Channel 4, Pénélope for lyric fM, The Lighthouse for RAI, The Little Prince for BBC television, BBC Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night, BBC Radio 3's In Tune, Opera Nigh t for RTÉ Lyric FM, Eisteddfod 2001 for BBC2, and Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol, Croma and Musicale for S4C.

Engagements in 2008 / 2009 include Andy Warhol Jackie O at the Teatro Rossini, Lugo, and the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Guglielmo Così fan tutt e for opera by definition, Masetto Don Giovanni and the Nelson Mass for the Oxford Philomusica, Haly L'Italiana in Alger i and Marchese d'Obigny La traviata for Scottish Opera, a Gala Evening with Diva Opera and a recording of Edward German's Tom Jones for Naxos. His début CD recording, ENAID - Songs of the Soul - is now available on SAIN.