Tim sings with many of Europe’s foremost early music groups, orchestras and conductors and is a Professor of Vocal Studies at Trinity College of Music, London.
He began singing as a treble in the choir of Chelmsford Cathedral, and furthered his musical education with studies on the piano, violoncello and organ – he was a cellist in The Essex Youth Orchestra, and Parish Organist for his father. He became a graduate of Colchester Institute School of Music – where he was winner of the Singing Competition – and won an Exhibition Scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music with Charles Brett and Robert Spencer. In The Huddersfield Festival of Arts he won the English Song Class in 1992 and 1994, and the Men’s Oratorio, British Composer and Vocal Recital classes in 1993 and 1995 at. From 1995 – 2003 he was a lay clerk at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle and became a keen exponent in the revival of pre-classical works with period instruments, particularly as a member of The Musicke Companye – including The National Federation of Music Societies UK Tour and at The Wigmore Hall – and with Peter Holman and The Parley of Instruments, performing new editions of works from the Renaissance to the Baroque.
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His career has taken him to many of the major festivals and venues, including Purcell’s Ode for St. Cecilia with The Gabrieli Consort (McCreesh) at The Aldeburgh and Wratislavia Cantans Festival in Poland, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion under Sir John Eliot Gardiner at Cadogan Hall and St. John Passion with Harry Christophers in Porto, John Blow’s Ode on the Death of Henry Purcell with Michael Chance in Stour Music Festival, Handel’s Judas Maccabeus with The London Handel Festival Orchestra under Laurence Cummings, Monteverdi’s Vespers with Barokksolistene at Vestfoldfestspillene, Norway, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at Tel Aviv Christmas Festival (Kraemer), Purcell’s Fairy Queen (Secrecy) and King Arthur at Brighton, Bath and Warwick International Festivals, and Mozart’s Magic Flute (Monostatos) at the Barbican, all for Armonico Touring Opera, Trond Kverno’s St. Matthew Passion at St Olaf Festival Trondheim, Bach’s Actus Tragicus with Dunedin Consort in The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Spanish and Italian Consort Music with Musica Antiqua London at York Christmas Festival, Purcell’s Bonduca at King’s Place with the OAE, Bach’s Cantatas with Bach Collegium Japan in Tokyo Opera City Hall, lead role in Gluck’s Orfeo for Peter Holman, and The Musical&Amicable Society a member of the chorus in the Royal Opera House productions of 1984 (Maazel) and Purcell’s Dido&Aeneas/Handel’s Acis&Galatea (Hogwood).and numerous performances with Peter Holman and The Parley of Instruments at Suffolk Villages Festival and The Wigmore Hall.
TV and Radio appearances include Purcell Verse Anthems, Saul and the Witch of Endor for Radio 3 (Peter Holman), Messiah for BBC Radio 2 and scenes from Handel’s Tamerlano for the German RDS channel, excerpts from Columcille with David Fitzgerald for BBC 1. For details of Tim’s entire discography, please go to the Recordings page.
He has collaborated with lutenists David Miller (International Early Music Network Exhibition), James Akers (Handel House Museum) and Jacob Heringman (BBC Radio 3 ‘Early Music Show’), and with the pianists Jonathan Beatty (Oslo) and Jeremy Filsell (London).
He has also sung regularly with many of Europe’s foremost choirs and ensembles, including The Monteverdi Choir, Tenebrae, The Gabrieli Consort, La Grand Chappelle, The Richard Hickox Singers, European Voices, (Sir Charles Mackerras and Nicoholas McGegan) and Le Concert D’Astree (Emmanuelle Haim).