The Scottish baritone, Roderick Bryce, started his musical life as a chorister at St. Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral and went on to study percussion and timpani before graduating in vocal studies from the Ian Tomlin School of Music, Napier University. In addition, he studied singing and conducting at Central Washington University, Seattle.
Roderick Bryce is in much demand as singer, teacher, vocal coach and choral director. He can be heard regularly on BBC Radio 4 with St Andrew Camerata and often sings with the Dunedin Consort, with whom he has recorded Judas and sung live Christus in J.S. Bach’s Mattheus-Passion (BWV 244). Other work with Dunedin Consort has included J.S. Bach’s Mass in B minor (BWV 232) at the Belfast International Festival, J.S. Bach’s Actus Tragicus (BWV 106) and Cantatas by Dietrich Buxtehude; George Frideric Handel’s Messiah in Edinburgh and France; Dixit Dominus and J.S. Bach’s Motets. Past engagements include Bach Cantatas with Masaaki Suzuki’s Bach Collegium Japan at the Edinburgh International Festival, Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem at the Edinburgh Fringe, Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Sea Symphony with Edinburgh Academy and Scottish music by Carver and Macmillan with Cappella Nova.
Roderick Bryce is former Director of Music at St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral; St Michael and All Saints Episcopal Church and Deputy Choirmaster for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. He stepped down as Musical Director of Edinburgh Symphony Baroque to start Sospiro, an ensemble specialising in Baroque music. As well as recently being appointed Musical Director for the Scottish Chamber Choir, he is now Chorusmaster of the Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools Community Choir. He teaches singing for City of Edinburgh Council, Stewart’s Melville College, Strathallan School and Fettes College.