The Australian tenor, Paul Bentley-Angell, graduated with first-class honours from the University of Melbourne in 2008 before moving to Europe in 2010 to take up a place in the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) program at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Switzerland. There he specialised in Advanced Vocal Ensemble Studies (AVES) under the direction of renowned musician and director Anthony Rooley (lutenist & director Consort of Musicke). Paul has had extensive training in many aspects of vocal performance, particularly in the area of early music, studying with some of the world's leading experts and musicians in their repective fields, including Anthony Rooley, Jeremy Summerley, Evelyn Tubb, Nicholas Clapton, Greg Dikmans, Ruth Wilkinson, Emma Kirkby, Jessica Cash, Robert Hollingworth, Gary Ekkel, Miriam Morris and Vivien Hamilton.
Paul Bentley-Angell is in increasing demand as a concert soloist and consort singer throughout the UK and Europe. He has performed with a number of the world's leading choirs and ensembles and is a member of three-time Grammy Award Winning Danish ensemble Ars Nova Copenhagen (director Paul Hillier) who specialise in both Renaissance and Contemporary music. He can also be found singing with Polyphony, The Gabrieli Consort, Collegium Vocale Gent, Ensemble Gombert, Musica Beata, Contrapuctus, Ex Cathedra, Siglo de Oro and Bach-consort of Moscow. He is a founding member of The Consort of Melbourne, and of London-based madrigal group, Convictus. Paul also served as a lay-clerk at Winchester Cathedral for 2 years. In London, he sings periodically at Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral, St James' Sussex Gardens, The London Oratory, St Paul's Knightbridge and St Margaret's Westminster.
Paul Bentley-Angell is most passionate about early music and historical performance practice, and has a particular affinity for consort and ensemble singing in both sacred and secular contexts.