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Tristram Cooke photograph

Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

2nd April, 2017 at All Saints' Church, Wokingham in Bach St. John Passion

January 2017

Tristram Cooke            Countertenor

Tristram Cooke read Music at King's College, London, where he was a choral scholar with the late David Trendell and his first study was violin. He obtained a postgraduate scholarship to the MA in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Glenville Hargreaves and Michael Chance, graduating in 2016 with Distinction.

At RAM he performed in opera scenes from Handel's Rinaldo in the title role, Jonathan Dove's Flight in the role of Refugee and Lidio in Cavalli's L'Egisto, and was a soloist for the prestigious Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata series.

He also regularly performs Bach cantatas for Lutheran Vespers with the City Bach Collective. A member of several professional ensembles, he was part of the Genesis Sixteen programme 2015-16.

Recent solo performances include Handel's Messiah, Athalia and Israel in Egypt, Vivaldi's Gloria and Magnificat, both Bach Passions and Mass in B minor, Haydn's Nelson Mass and Harmoniemesse, Purcell's The Fairy Queen, and Schumann's Liederkreis Op.39.

Tristram is currently a lay vicar at Westminster Abbey where he has taken part in several broadcasts and recordings, and was a soloist for the St Matthew Passion and Christmas Oratorio in 2016. He will be singing "Von den Stricken" from St John Passion in concert at the Abbey later this month. Other projects this year include two short concert tours to northern France and Catalonia in the summer, and two European tours in December.