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BCS - Christopher Sheldrake
BCS Next Concert

Christopher
Sheldrake

Christopher Sheldrake, Bass

Christopher Sheldrake, Bass-Baritone was born in Leicester. He was a Junior Exhibitioner at the Royal Academy of Music and a prize-winning graduate of the Royal College of Music where he studied with Edward Brooks and Robert Sutherland. Christopher was a Lay Clark at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle and is currently a Vicar Choral at Wells Cathedral. He also teaches piano at Downside School, Somerset.

Christopher has sung with the Musicke Company, with whom he made his Wigmore Hall debut in 1999, the Monteverdi Choir, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Gabrieli Consort under Paul McCreesh.

Highlights include Mozart C Minor Mass in Athens, Madrid and Innsbruck, Handel Belshazzar in Paris, Lyon and Zurich, and The Creation in Monte Carlo, Darmstadt and the Barbican.

Recent solo performances include most of the mainstream oratorios, such as Bach Weihnachts Oratorium (Wells Cathedral), Messiah (St Patrick's, Armagh, The Waterfront, Belfast) and St Matthew Passion (conducted by Sir David Willcocks for the memorial concert for Sir Keith Faulkner at the Royal College of Music).

Operatic credits include Mars, God of War in Boyce The Secular Masque (London Handel Festival), Voice of God in Benjamin Britten Noye's Fludde (Royal Albert Hall) and il Commendatore, Don Giovanni with Prior Park Opera, Bath.

Future engagements include Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem (Armagh, Northern Ireland), Handel Athalia with the Orquesta Nacional de Espana (Madrid), Handel Jeptha at the Wroclaw festival in Poland, Handel Samson in London and Oslo with the London Handel Festival and a performance of The Creation in this year's Prom at the Royal Albert Hall with the Gabrieli Consort.

March 2017


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