The English baritone, Stephen Alder, has extensive experience in oratorio and recital, and has sung in most European countries, as well as China, Japan, USA, Isreal, Brazil and Argentina. He has sung frequently with the BBC Singers, and also with most of the period instrument groups in the UK.
He has recorded J.S. Bach's Coffee (BWV 211) and Peasant (BWV 212) cantatas with his own group 'The Friends of Apollo', and he also appears on a Hyperion disc of Verse Anthems by John Blow with Winchester Cathedral Choir. He has appeared many times o ntelevision, and on both Radio 3 and Classic FM.
Recent engagements have included concerts in Rome and Singapore; J.S. Bach's St Matthew Passion (BWV 244) (in London's Barbican concert hall) and St John Passion (BWV 245) in Holland. He has also taken the part of narrator in Arthur Honegger's King David in King's College, Cambridge under Stephen Cleobury, with whom he also sang the Johannes Brahms' German Requiem in Ely Cathedral. He sings regularly at Westminster Cathedral, frequently as a soloist, in the choir's many and varied recordings, concerts, television and radio broadcasts. In 2001 he performed Ralph Vaughan Williams' Sea Symphony in the Blackheath Concert Halls.