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Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

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

February 2008

Robin Tyson       Counter tenor

Robin Tyson was a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral, and choral scholar at King's College Cambridge before joining the Royal College of Music for post-graduate study. Since 2001 he has been a member of the King's Singers, the world's most sought-after a cappella ensemble, performing concerts all over the world, recording and teaching.

As a soloist he has performed throughout Europe, USA and the Far East, with conductors such as Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Richard Hickox, Paul McCreesh, Rene Jacobs, Emmanuel Haďm, Robert King and Joshua Rifkin, most recently appearing at the Lincoln Center New York, Edinburgh International Festival, Spitalfields Festival, Barbican Centre and the BBC Proms. He has enjoyed concerts with the viol consort Fretwork and has recorded for Channel 4's 'Elizabeth' with Concordia.

Robin Tyson was heavily involved in Sir John Eliot Gardiner's year long Bach Cantata project in 2000. A live recording of one concert is available on the Deutsche Grammophon label, with the others being released on the 'Soli Deo Gloria' label, which in time will release the whole year's concerts. In the world of contemporary music he has appeared at the BBC Proms in György Kurtág's What is the Word, and in the world premiere of Giles Swayne's Havoc. In 2006 he gave the premiere of Francis Grier's The Passion of Jesus of Nazareth, with the BBC Singers and Endymion Ensemble. As an opera performer, Robin Tyson has worked at La Monnaie Brussels, Festspielhaus Salzburg, and in the opera houses of Barcelona, Lyon, Montpellier, Antwerp and Ghent.