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Malcolm Bennett (Tenor)

Born: Cardiff, Wales, UK

The Welsh tenor, Malcolm Bennett, was brought up in Brecon, where he sang as a chorister and lay-clerk at the cathedral. Having no expectations of becoming a professional singer he began his musical studies as a clarinettist, graduating from Trinity College of Music in 1992. After a PGCE course at The University of Wales, Aberystwyth, he became a peripatetic woodwind teacher for Pembrokeshire County Council Music Service. During this time he started to take his singing more seriously and began to study with Brian Parsons. He left teaching in 1999 to become a professional, freelance singer.

Since then Malcolm Bennett has been in great demand as a consort singer and soloist and has performed with some of the worlds leading ensembles including The Amsterdam Baroque Choir, Collegium Vocale Gent, The Sixteen, The Choir of the Enlightenment & Collegium Musicum 90. His repertoire ranges from the standard great works of the 17th, 18th & 19th centuries through to contemporary works. Although he has had little operatic experience he is very keen to explore this area, especially the operas of the high baroque and classical periods. Roles have included Sailor (Dido & Aeneas), Shepherd (Venus & Adonis) & Abdallo (Nabucco).

Future concert engagements include: J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor ( BWV 232), St. John Passion (BWV 245) & Cantata recordings; Haydn's Creation at The Proms; Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Matthew Passion & Magnificat; George Frideric Handel's Messiah; Gabrielli's Motets; Mozart's Mass in C minor & Requiem; Benjamin Britten's St. Nicholas; & Monteverdi's Vespers 1610.

Malcolm Bennett has also been involved in numerous recordings. These include several volumes of the complete cantatas of J.S. Bach with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Haydn & Ralph Vaughan Williams Mass recordings with Richard Hickox & Collegium Musicum 90, J.S. Bach's St. John Passion (BWV 245) with Collegium Vocale Gent & Monteverdi’s Orfeo with Le Concert d'Astrée (Emmanuelle Haïm). He is also a founder member of the period instrument ensemble Concerto Gallese Baroque Orchestra & Soloists, with whom he sings and plays historical winds.

Source: Galesse Website (photo by Brian Tarr); The Artist (Photo, February 2008)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (October 2004)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

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Works

John Butt

Tenor

BWV 244, BWV 245

Philippe Herreweghe

Tenor

BWV 245 [2nd]

Philippe Herreweghe

Tenor

Memberr of Collegium Vocale Gent:
BWV 2, BWV 20, BWV 176

Ton Koopman

Tenor

Member of Amsterdam Baroque Choir:
Cantatas Vol. 11: CD-1:
BWV 127, BWV 5, BWV 94; CD-2: BWV 41, BWV 7, BWV 139; CD-3: BWV 115, BWV 113, BWV 10
Cantatas Vol. 12: CD-1:
BWV 135, BWV 124, BWV 121, BWV 111; CD-2: BWV 99, BWV 78, BWV 114; CD-3: BWV 91, BWV 107, BWV 116, BWV 8
Cantatas Vol. 13: CD-1:
BWV 1, BWV 62, BWV 96, BWV 62: Appendix; CD-2: BWV 38, BWV 93, BWV 33; CD-3: BWV 133, BWV 122, BWV 92
Cantatas Vol. 14: CD-1:
BWV 126; CD-3: BWV 123
Cantatas Vol. 18: CD-1:
BWV 55; CD-2: BWV 187; CD3: BWV 36
Cantatas Vol. 20: CD-1:
BWV 120a, BWV 156; CD-2: BWV 149, BWV 29, BWV 192; CD-3: BWV 11, BWV 9
Cantatas Vol. 21: CD-1:
BWV 177; CD-2: BWV 140; CD-3: BWV 97, BWV 118

Links to other Sites

Malcolm Bennett - tenor (Galesse)
Malcolm Bennett (Dunedin Consort)

Aberdeen Vach Choir: March 2011 Soloists

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