Roy Rashbrook

Roy Rashbrook read music at Goldsmith's College, London, before going on to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to study singing under Alexander Oliver, William McAlpine and Rudolf Piernay. Since then he has performed as a tenor soloist with some of Britain's leading orchestras and choirs including The King's Consort, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the City of London Sinfonia, the London Mozart Players and the London Philharmonic Choir.  Roy has a particular affinity with German music and is a fluent speaker of the language.  He has appeared on many CD recordings, film soundtracks and radio and television broadcasts, both at home and abroad. 

Roy has a wide repertoire and is equally at home with the stylistic requirements of early, classical, romantic and contemporary music. Previous engagements range from Monteverdi's Vespers to Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius.  Roy is a member of the choirs of Saint Paul's Cathedral and The King's Consort, as well as occasionally singing with Exaudi Vocal Ensemble, combining their schedules with his work as a soloist, teacher and conductor.  He has conducted several choirs and ensembles, including the Goldsmiths' Chorus, The University of London Union Chorus, The Hanover Singers, Hart Voices (Fleet), The Chantry Singers (Guildford) and Candlelight Opera, with whom he has performed at the Bath Festival and at Hever Castle. 

Recent performances include Britten's Saint Nicolas, Handel's Odes for Saint Cecilia's Day and for Queen Anne's Birthday, the rôle of Jason in a concert of Charpentier's opera Medée, Zelenka's Lamentations, Mozart's C minor Mass with the English Baroque Choir conducted by Jeremy Jackman at London's St John's, Smith Square, and the rôle of Evangelist in Bach's St John Passion with the London Mozart Players under Malcolm Archer at Saint Paul's Cathedral.  More recently, he appeared alongside Sir Willard White in a performance of Mendelssohn's Elijah, with the Bath Philharmonia Orchestra and Minerva Choir under Jason Thornton.

Roy Rashbrook

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  • “Most impressive was the tenor Roy Rashbrook . . . both pleading and powerful . . . a name to watch. His thrilling singing brought out every facet of the Boy’s character.”
    Petersfield Post & Herald - Tippett A Child of Our Time
  • “. . . Roy Rashbrook (to whose lyrical voice one could not tire of listening) . . .”
    Peterborough News
  • “. . . a splendid account . . . vibrant and clear.”
    Bath Chronicle - Mendelssohn Elijah