Last Concert 1st December 2018

Conductor – Richard Howarth
Leader – Pamela Redman
with Baritone – Christopher Faulkner

A Shropshire Lad Butterworth
Songs of Travel Vaughan Williams
Wythorne’s Shadow Moeran
Jamaican Rumba Benjamin
Symphony No. 6, Op. 68: Pastoral Beethoven

Baritone Christopher Faulkner moved from Barrow-in-Furness to London to study singing at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.  He studied with Ian Kennedy and graduated in 2011.  Recent roles include Antonio/Figaro (cover) – The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart), Bartolo-The Barber of Seville (Rossini), Baritone Soloist – Staged Messiah (Handel) Merry Opera, Sam-Trouble in Tahiti (Bernstein) Green Girl Opera, Harry Blansack – The Silken Ladder (Rossini) and Graham Ramsbottom – Rita (Donizetti) for Opera Allegria.  Other roles include Il Conte – Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart) and Don Giovanni – Don Giovanni (Mozart) for Dulwich Opera and Adonis – Venus and Adonis (Blow) for Ad Parnassum.  Upcoming roles include a revival tour of Merry Opera’s Staged Messiah and Samuel/ Major General Stanley(cover), The Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert and Sullivan) also with Merry Opera.

As well as being a soloist Christopher also sang with the Opera Holland Park Chorus for five seasons between 2010 and 2015 and is part of the Vocal Quartet ffourtissimo.  With ffourtissimo he performed on Harry Hills TV Burp and The Matt Lucas awards.

Christopher teaches music in schools across Lambeth as part of the Lambeth Music service and, once a year, conducts for the singing festival on the main stage of the Royal Festival hall.

Christopher also calls and plays guitar for Ceilidh bands such as the Ceilidh Tree, A1 Ceilidh Band and the Ceilidh Factor.  He has even called and played on The Only Way Is Essex.

Concert tickets are available from The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal and Orchestra members.