Nick Pritchard

Tenor

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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), 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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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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“The day climaxed with an unforgettable performance of Bach’s crowning masterpiece, the Mass in B minor. Three soloists shone – Meg Bragle, Esther Brazil, and Nick Pritchard”
˜ The Independent/Sir John-Eliot Gardiner - B Minor Mass ˜

Events

Monteverdi's Ulysses' Homecoming - Telemacus and Cavalli's La Calisto - Mercurio
Autumn 2016 - English Touring Opera

UK Tour

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Haydn's Nelson Mass and Mozart's Requiem
4th November 2016 - Goldsmiths Choral Union, Brian Wright

Cadogan Hall, London

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Beethoven's Missa Solemnis
19th November 2016 - Gloucester Choral Society, Adrian Partington

Gloucester Cathedral

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Handel's Messiah
December 10th 2016 - Nederlandse Reisopera, Nicolas Mansfield

Koninklijk Theater Carré, Amsterdam

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Handel's Messiah
December 17th, 19th, 20th and 21st 2016 - Nieuwe Philharmonie, Utrecht, Johannes Leertouwer

Utrecht, Zwolle, Leiden and Rhenen

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Schubert's Die Schöne Müllerin
13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st January 2017 - with Ian Tindale

Derby, Wakefield, Keswick, Ripon and Sidmouth

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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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Britten's Les Illuminations and Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
2nd, 3rd and 4th February 2017 - L'orchestre de chambre de Paris, Adrien Perruchon

Le Centquatre, Paris

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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
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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“Nick Pritchard stood out amongst the soloists as the evangelist, with a versatile and flexible voice, which he used with great expressivity.”
˜ Saarbrücker Zeitung/Joachim Fontaine – Matthäus Passion ˜

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