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Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

Wyn Pencarreg joined Wokingham Choral Society at Reading University Great Hall on 22nd November 2008 to perform Mozart's Mass in C Minor KV 427.

September 2008

Wyn Pencarreg       Baritone

Winner of the Erich Vietheer Memorial Award from Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Wyn Pencarreg was born in West Wales. He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, gaining many prizes and scholarships, including awards from the Countess of Munster Trust, the Peter Moores Foundation and the Wolfson Foundation. He continues his studies with David Pollard.

Wyn Pencarreg's operatic engagements have included Don Belfiore Le Toréador at the Batignano Festival, Papin Babette's Feast for the Royal Opera, Moralès Carmen and Schaunard La bohème for Raymond Gubbay Ltd, Belcore L'elisir d'amore for Lyric Opera, Dublin, Father Hansel and Gretel, de Brétigny Manon, both Leporello and Masetto Don Giovanniand Figaro Le nozze di Figaro for Opera North, Lescaut Manon for English Touring Opera, Kuligin Katya Kabanova for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Badger / Parson The Cunning Little Vixen for Longborough Festival Opera, The King Cendrillonv for Chelsea Opera Group, Leporello Don Giovanni for Diva Opera, Masetto Don Giovanni for Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Count Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro for Mid Wales Opera, Figaro Le nozze di Figaro for English Touring Opera and OTC, Dublin, Co Limerick, Ensemble L'Orfeo for English National Opera, Leandro The Love For Three Oranges for English Pocket Opera Company,, Don Inigo Gomez L'heure espagnole for Opera Project, Alidoro La cenerentola for Grange Park Opera, Balthasar Genoveva, King Die liebe der Danaë and Morbio Die schweigsame Fraufor Garsington Opera and Luka The Bear at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo.

His interest in contemporary music has led to performances including Malcontent in Jonathan Dove's In Search of Angels and Francis in Grant's Jump into my Sack for Mecklenburgh Opera. His concert engagements have included the C.P.E. Bach Magnificat with the Ten Tors Orchestra, The Snowman (21st Birthday Concert) at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, Messiah with the Ulster Orchestra, Voice of Neptune Idomeneo for the Hallé Orchestra, Truly Madly Mozart at the Royal Festival Hall, Ortel Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg for the BBC Philharmonic and a series of Opera Galas with Diva Opera in France. His broadcasts include Friday Night is Music Night for BBC Radio 2.

Current engagements include Valens Theodora for Opéra de Baugé, Lindorf / Coppélius / Dappertutto / Dr Miracle The Tales of Hoffmann for Mid Wales Opera, Marcello La bohème for Lyric Opera, Dublin, Messiah for Nottingham Harmonic Society and Theodora with the Hanover Band.

"Soloist, Katherine Allen (mezzo-soprano), demonstrated the most well-rounded and expressive vocal quality, as did baritone, Wyn Pencarreg, in his one aria." C. P. E. Bach: Magnificat / Ten Tors Orchestra / Plymouth Evening Herald

"Wyn Pencarreg was an able Don Belfiore, using his fine tone with a nice sense of light and shade." Don Belfiore: Le Toréador / Batignano Festival / Opera

"The tenor Ian Milne was also totally captivating, as was the baritone Wyn Pencarreg who performed with impression passion and power, cutting a clean line through the ensemble." Messiah / Aberdeen Choral Society / Press and Journal

"Wyn Pencarreg catches the mood with verve and high artistic skill." Father: Handel and Gretel / Opera North / The Guardian

"Wyn Pencarreg's firm baritone made for a friendly, happy-go-lucky Father..." Father: Hansel and Gretel / Opera North / Opera

"Wyn Pencarreg's robust Father set standards that all the others should match." Father: Hansel and Gretel / Opera North / The Times

"Wyn Pencarreg is an excellent Masetto..." Masetto: Don Giovanni / Opera North / Sunday Timesv "...Pencarreg hardly makes a wrong move from beginning to end." Figaro: Le nozze di Figaro / OTC, Dublin / Irish Times

"But the suitors were a joy, especially Wyn Pencarreg's richly sung Don Inigo." Don Inigo Gomez: L'heure espagnole / Opera Project / Opera Now