Director of Choral Music
conducts the adult Kirk Choir and the Kirk Choristers
was in Barcelona, Spain, countertenor/conductor Ricard Bordas
graduated from the Royal Academy of Music
Since the age of seventeen, Ricard
has conducted various choirs and chamber groups in Spain and Britain, and at nineteen he
served as assistant to conductor Simon Johnson with the National Catalan choir, Orfeo Català of Barcelona, preparing major oratorio works and traveling extensively in Europe.
Since arriving in the USA, Ricard
has conducted Bizet's Carmen, Bach's St. John Passion, Händel's Messiah, Vivaldi's Gloria and Magnificat, Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio, and many other major choral works.
In London Mr. Bordas was conductor/singer with the Camerata Hispánica
has performed in both opera and concert with conductors such as Muti, Frühbeck de Burgos, Jacobs, Christophers, and Stahl, and has performed at La Scala
in Milan, Netherlands Opera, Royal Albert Hall, and Spanish National Concert Hall.
has performed in international music festivals in fourteen countries in Europe and America such as Boston, The London Proms, Dresden, and Amsterdam.
has recorded for the labels DHS, United, Verany, Discantus, and CPO.
last recording, the opera Psyche by Lully, was nominated for a 2009 Grammy.
Ricard also serves as Assistant Professor of Music at Charleston Southern University, and voice faculty at the International Baroque Institute in Cambridge, MA. Ricard has offered master classes at the Royal Academy of Music and the Trinity College of Music in London, and at the Barcelona Conservatory.
recently adjudicated the David Adams Art Song competition in New York.
is married to soprano Margaret Cook, and they have a son, Mateu.
enjoys watching and playing soccer, train modelism, architecture, and playing with his