Born in West Sussex, Nick Pritchard sang in the choir of New College, Oxford (where he studied Music) and is currently studying singing with Russell Smythe and John Fraser at The Royal College of Music, where he is a Mason Scholar and is supported by an Ian Evans Lombe Award and the Maidment Scholarship (administered by The Musicians Benevolent Fund).
Concert appearances include Messiah (c. Brian Kay, Royal Albert Hall), Israel in Egypt, Acis and Galatea and Ode on St. Cecilia’s Day (c. Neil Jenkins), The Creation (c. Suzi Digby, St. Martin in the Fields) , Beethoven Mass in C, Mozart Requiem, Dvorak Stabat Mater, the Petite Messe Solennelle (c. Robert Dean), Dies Natalis, Oh Fair to See and ‘Til Earth Outwears (Finzi), the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610, On Wenlock Edge and Four Hymns (Vaughan Williams), the St. John Passion, the Christmas Oratorio, the St. Matthew Passion, the Bach Magnificat (English Concert c. Laurence Cummings) and the War Requiem, Canticle 1 and Winter Words (c. Simon Lepper), Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings (c. John Rutter).
Recent opera roles include Lucano L’incoronazione di Poppea at the RCM, Count Almaviva The Barber of Seville, Lysander A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Co-Opera Co.), Mr. Ford Falstaff (Salieri), Prologue/Quint The Turn of the Screw, Alfred Die Fledermaus, Tamino The Magic Flute, Mr. Peachum The Threepenny Opera (Weill), Batille (cover) in Rameau’s Anacreon for the OAE, Ferrando Cosi fan tutte, and Prince Hilarion Princess Ida, for which he won the award for Best Supporting Actor at the Buxton International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival 2010.
Nick appears as a soloist on recordings of Monteverdi’s Vespro Della Beata Vergine (Fiori Musicali and Novum), Nelson Mass, Britten choral works, Couperin Motets Choisis (all for Novum) and Gounod’s Ave Maria (Decca).
Nick has also sung with many of Britain’s leading consorts and choirs, including The Sixteen, The Gabrieli Consort, The Choir of Enlightenment, Enchanted Voices, Ex Cathedra, Magnificat, The Cardinall’s Musick, Alamire, Polyphony and The Monteverdi Choir.
Current season/future plans: Evangelist St. Matthew Passion for the Vaughan-Williams Leith Hill Festival, B minor Mass for both Sir John Eliot Gardiner and The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, and Harry Bicket and the English Concert, Les Illuminations at the Royal Festival Hall, recitals at the Brighton and Oxford Lieder Festivals, and in the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall, and Paulino Il Matrimonio Segreto for British Youth Opera.
He recently won 1st Prize in the Dean and Chadlington Singing Competition
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