Nicholas Pritchard


Born in West Sussex, Nick Pritchard sang in the choir of New College, Oxford, and studied singing at The Royal College of Music International Opera School, London.

Concert appearances include Bach’s St. Matthew Passion for St Paul’s Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota conducted by Paul McCreesh; Purcell’s King Arthur (conducted by Christian Curnyn at the Wigmore Hall); Bach’s Mass in B minor with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir on European tour and recorded; performances of Handel’s Messiah with Brian Kay at the Royal Albert Hall and with the Nieuwe Philharmonie in Utrecht; Bach Cantatas for Ensemble Pygmalion and Raphaël Pichon; the Bach Magnificat with Laurence Cummings and The English Concert, and Vaughan Williams’ song cycle On Wenlock Edge for BBC Radio 3.

Recent opera roles include Aquilio in J.C. Bach’s Adriano in Siria (for Classical Opera Company), Ruggiero in Caccini’s La Liberazione di Ruggierio at the Brighton Early Music Festival, Prologue in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw for Opera Holland Park, and Telemaco in Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses for Iford Arts.

His current season and future plans include the roles of Mercurio in Cavalli’s La Calisto and Telemachus in Ulysses’ Homecoming for English Touring Opera; Matthew in Pleasure by Mark Simpson for Opera North (house début/world première), and the première of Through these pale cold days, a song cycle for tenor, viola and piano by Ian Venables to commemorate the Great War.

London Concert Choir concerts:

San Marco Cathedral, Venice
(17 March 2016)