Nick Pritchard

Tenor

Biography
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Born in West Sussex, Nick Pritchard read music as a choral scholar at New College, Oxford and studied with Russell Smythe at the Royal College of Music International Opera School (RCMIOS) where he was the recipient of the Eric Joseph Shilling Prize. He was awarded the London Bach Society Singer’s Prize in 2013 and is currently a Samling Artist.

Recent opera roles include Prologue The Turn of the Screw for Opera Holland Park, Telemaco for Iford Arts under Christian Curnyn, Paulino The Secret Marriage for British Youth Opera (for which he won the Dame Hilda Bracket award from Sadler’s Wells), Ruggiero in Caccini’s La Liberazione di Ruggierio for the Brighton Early Music Festival, Tamino Die Zauberflöte, the title role in Albert Herring, Matthew in the world premiere of Mark Simpson’s Pleasure for Opera North, Aldeburgh and The Royal Opera, Acis Acis and Galatea for Handel House with La Nuova Musica under Laurence Cummings, and Aquilio in J.C. Bach’s Adriano in Siria for the Classical Opera Company.

Current and future engagements include Haydn’s Paukenmesse with Stephen Cleobury, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Mozart’s Requiem for The Three Choirs Festival with Simon Halsey and the Philharmonia Orchestra, Coridon Acis and Galatea with John Butt and the Dunedin Consort, Telemaco The Return of Ulysses and Mercurio La Calisto, both for English Touring Opera, Britten’s Les Illuminations and Serenade with L’Orchestre de Chambre de Paris with Adrien Perruchon, Bach’s St John Passion with both the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under John Butt (arias) and Polyphony and the OAE under Stephen Layton (Evangelist), and the role of Lysander A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Aldeburgh Festival.

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Born in West Sussex, Nick Pritchard read music as a choral scholar at New College, Oxford and studied with Russell Smythe at the Royal College of Music International Opera School (RCMIOS) where he was the recipient of the Eric Joseph Shilling Prize. He was awarded the London Bach Society Singer’s Prize in 2013 and is currently a Samling Artist.

Previous concert work includes King Arthur for the Early Opera Company under Christian Curnyn, Bach’s Mass in B minor with the Monteverdi Choir and Sir John Eliot Gardiner, performances of Handel’s Messiah with the English Festival Orchestra under Brian Kay at the Royal Albert Hall and the Nieuwe Philharmonie, Bach Cantatas with Ensemble Pygmalion and Raphael Pichon, Bach’s Magnificat with the English Concert and Laurence Cummings, Monteverdi’s Vespers under Daniel Hyde, Bach’s St. John Passion with the Choir of New College, Oxford and Robert Quinney, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion at the Leith Hill Music Festival, Vaughan-Williams’ On Wenlock Edge for BBC Radio 3, Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin with Gary Matthewman at the Elgar Room, The Royal Albert Hall, Britten’s Spring Symphony under David Hill, Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings under John Rutter, Britten’s Winter Words with Simon Lepper as part of the Brighton Festival, and the world premiere of Gabriel Jackson’s Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ with the choir of Merton College, Oxford.

Recent opera roles include Prologue The Turn of the Screw for Opera Holland Park, Telemaco for Iford Arts under Christian Curnyn, Paulino The Secret Marriage for British Youth Opera (for which he won the Dame Hilda Bracket award from Sadler’s Wells), Tamino Die Zauberflöte, the title role in Albert Herring, Lucano L’incorazione di Poppea, Torquemada L’heure Espagnole for the RCMIOS, Acis Acis and Galatea for Handel House with La Nuova Musica under Laurence Cummings, and Aquilio in J.C. Bach’s Adriano in Siria for the Classical Opera Company.

Current and future engagements include Matthew in Mark Simpson’s Pleasure for Opera North, Ruggiero in Caccini’s La Liberazione di Ruggierio for the Brighton Early Music Festival, Britten’s Winter Words for the Oxford Lieder Festival, Britten’s St Nicolas with the London Choral Sinfonia at St John’s, Smith Square, Handel’s Messiah for The Instruments of Time and Truth under Edward Higginbottom, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the St. Paul’s Chamber Orchestra under Paul McCreesh, Beethoven’s Missa Solemenis under Stephen Cleobury, and Telemaco The Return of Ulysses and Mercurio La Calisto both for English Touring Opera.



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“Nick Pritchard was a revelation as Paris. His voice is soft and supple, yet strong enough to cope with some seriously demanding music... with seeming ease. As we moved through the opera, I only found myself increasingly impressed by Pritchard, particularly by his control over his voice.”
˜ Bachtrack / St. John's Smith Square - The Judgment of Paris ˜

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“Nick Pritchard’s outstanding Telemachus.”
˜ The Spectator/English Touring Opera, Ulysses' Homecoming ˜

Events

Bach's St. John Passion
17th March 2017 - The Orlando Chamber Choir and Musica Poetica, Will Dawes

St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate, London

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Haydn's Theresienmesse
23rd March 2017 - City of London Choir and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Hilary Davan Wetton

Cadogan Hall, London

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Bach's Matthew Passion
25th and 26th March 2017 - Ensemble Vocal du Conservatoire du Nord, Chorformation Grenzgänger, cantoLX, Ensemble de la Chapelle Saint-Marc, Frank Agsteribbe

Martinuskirche, Hermeskeil, Germany and Centre des Arts Pluriel, Ettelbruck, Luxembourg

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Bach's St. John Passion
28th March 2017 - The Choir of New College, Oxford and The English Concert, Robert Quinney

St. Bartholemew's Episcopal Church, New York

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Bach's St. Matthew Passion
1st April, 2017 - Cheltenham Bach Choir, David Crown

Cheltenham Town Hall

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Bach's St. John Passion
8th April 2017 - Crowborough Choral Society, Colin Moore

All Saints Church, Crowborough

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Bach's St. John Passion
12th April 2017 - BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, John Butt

St. David's Hall, Cardiff

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Bach's St. John Passion
14th April 2017 - Polyphony and The OAE, Stephen Layton

St John's Smith Square, London

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Haydn's The Creation
29th April 2017 - East Sussex Bach Choir and The Baroque Collective, John Hancorn

Lewes Town Hall

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Handel's Jephtha
20th May 2017 - London Festival of Baroque Music, Holst Singers and The Academy of Ancient Music, Stephen Layton

St. John's Smith Square, London

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Lysander in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream
9th, 11th, 12th and 14th June 2017 - Aldeburgh Music Festival, Netia Jones and Ryan Wigglesworth

Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh

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Haydn's Creation
17th June 2017 - Festival O/modernt, Voces8, OModernt Chamber Orchestra and Swedish Wind Ensemble, Hugo Ticciati

Ulriksdals Castle Theatre, Confidencen, Sweden

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A Serenade to Music
29th July 2017 - Final Concert of Schubert: The Complete Songs, with Graham Johnson and Eugene Asti

Wigmore Hall, London

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Henry Crawford in Dove's Mansfield Park
16th and 17th September 2017 - The Grange Festival, Martin Lloyd-Evans and David Parry

The Grange, Hampshire

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“Of the young voices among the soloists – all required to move around the stage a good deal – tenor Nick Pritchard was the most impressive: the clarity of words, his full but sweet tone, together with the ability to inject an urgency into his sound without undue effort, stood out.”
˜ The Guardian/English Touring Opera, St. John Passion ˜

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