The sololists for Alexander's Feast on November 19, were Gabriela Di Laccio (Soprano), Nick Madden (Tenor), Simon Whiteley (Bass) and Ryan Leonard (Organist)
Simon Whiteley (Bass)
Simon is currently a Bass Lay Clerk at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
From here he
forges a solo and consort singing career.
musical life as a chorister at York Minster, and has since held Choral Scholarships at Lichfield Cathedral
and Royal Holloway, University of London
It was at Royal Holloway that Simon
gained a First Class mark for the Performance part of his Music degree, and an Upper Second Class degree overall.
was also awarded the Pompilia Legge Scholarship, and the Driver Prize for excellence in the Performing Arts.
From Royal Holloway, Simon
moved to Christ Church Cathedral
, Oxford as a Lay Clerk, and then on to St George's
, Windsor in March 2007.
has performed a large number of major oratorio and operatic roles, including Handel's Messiah
, Bach's St John Passion
(Christus and Pilatus), Haydn's Creation and Purcell's Dido and Aeneas (Aeneas).
also sings with a number of choirs in and around London, the BBC Singers (with whom he
has sung as a soloist) and Polyphony being perhaps the most notable.
is the Bass in the six-piece a capella group The Queen's Six, and a member of the baroque group The Rococo Consort.