QUENTIN BROWN

Bass-baritone

Quentin Brown began his musical life as a chorister at Rochester Cathedral and continued to sing while at school and University. Following a period as Principal Bass in the choir of Leeds Parish Church he began a solo career that has taken him all over the UK and abroad.

Quentin is known for his thoughtful and musical concert performances of music from a wide repertoire: this starts with Handelís Messiah and J.S.Bachís great masterpieces:the B-Minor Mass, St John Passion, St Matthew Passion as well as some of the Cantatas, and continues through the oratorios and Masses of Haydn, Mozart and Rossini to works as varied as Mendelssohnís Elijah, Verdiís Requiem, Herod in Berliozí Líenfance du Christ, Elgarís Dream of Gerontius and Vaughan Williamsí Five Mystical Songs.

Formerly a member of the Britten Singers and the BBC Northern Singers, Quentin retains a keen enthusiasm for choral and ensemble singing. He is principal Bass soloist for the St Peters Singers of Leeds, and recorded all of the diverse bass roles in the choirís CD recording of Francis Jacksonís A Time of Fire.

When time allows Quentin enjoys opportunities for operatic work, and took the title role in a Leeds College of Musicís production of Mozartís Marriage of Figaro. He has given a number of recitals of both operatic and English 20th Century Song repertoire in conjunction with other artists such as Simon Lindley, Darius Battiwalla, Jonathan Lilley, David Jones, Hazel Turner, Kathryn Woodruff and Joyce Tindsley.

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