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Robert Rice photograph

Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

Robert Rice sang with Wokingham Choral Society at Eton College Chapel on 21 March 1998 performing Bach's St John Passion.

He joined the Society again at Eton College School Hall on 24 November 2002 to perform Haydn's Creation.

October 2002

Robert Rice       Bass

Robert Rice was a choral scholar at King's College, Cambridge and a postgraduate at the Royal Academy of Music in London, under Mark Wildman. He now studies with Richard Smart.

Robert is in great demand as a concert artist throughout the British Isles and abroad. Notable recent performances have included The Creation at the Three Choirs Festival in Hereford and Carmina Burana at the Windsor Festival, in Cambridge and in Oxford. He has recently added The Dream of Gerontius and Vaughan Williams' A Sea Symphony to his performing repertoire. He continues to appear regularly at St John's Smith Square, singing Bach's B Minor Mass and Passion settings amongst a wide selection of oratorio.

On stage Robert has a growing reputation for demanding twentieth-century roles; he has appeared in Maxwell Davies' Eight Songs for a Mad King, at the South Bank, his The Martyrdom of Saint Magnus for the Opera Group, and Ligeti's Aventures/Nouvelles Aventures at the Bonn Chance Festival. Further credits include the Vicar in Albert Herring for Opera East Productions and the Sailor in Dido and Aeneas for the Gabrieli Consort at the Théatre du Chatelet, Paris.

Robert has been featured regularly on television and radio, most recently singing music by Richard Terry live on Christmas Day on BBC1, and appearing on BBC Masterclass with Barbara Bonney. He is also increasingly in demand as an arranger of vocal music, and is published by Novello.