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Angus Davidson (Counter-tenor)

Born: England

The English counter-tenor, Angus Davidson, began his musical studies at the age of eight, first on the violin and in his local church choir, and later on the piano and oboe. In 1987 he won a choral scholarship to study music at Magdalen College, Oxford and it was there, with the encouragement of organist John Harper, that he realised his remarkable musicianship and distinctive countertenor voice showed great promise for a solo singing career.

After graduating from Oxford, Angus Davidson went on to the Royal College of Music in London for more intensive vocal training and received his ARCM Diploma in 1986. Almost immediately he joined The Scholars Baroque Ensemble and has enjoyed travelling and working with the ensemble ever since.

Angus Davidson lives in London and, when not on tour with The Scholars Baroque Ensemble, is a permanent professional member of the renowned choir at Westminster (Roman Catholic) Cathedral.

Additionally, Angus Davidson has a busy career as a soloist and as a consort singer with other renowned ensembles. His services are regularly called upon by the Taverner Consort, the English Concert, the Gabrieli Consort and, most recently, as soloist in J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor (BWV 232) with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir.

Angus Davidson has developed a high, strong upper range. One of the favouirite counter-tenors for late-Renaissance Venetian church music, which he records often. Davidson has released numerous recordings with The Scholars Baroque Ensemble on Naxos, including George Frideric Handelís Messiah and the Monteverdiís Vespers.

Source: The Unofficial Countetenor Website; The Scholars Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (June 2001)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Works

John Eliot Gardiner

Alto

Member of Monteverdi Choir:
BCP Vol. 1:
BWV 75, BWV 39, BWV 20
BCP Vol. 3: CD-1:
BWV 71; CD-2: BWV 131, BWV 93, BWV 88
BCP Vol. 4: CD-1:
BWV 9, J. Kuhnau/J.S. Bach: Motet Der Gerechte kömmt um
BCP Vol. 6: CD-1:
BWV 69a, BWV 137; CD-2: BWV 77, BWV 164, BWV 33
BCP Vol. 7: CD-1:
BWV 25, BWV 78, BWV 17
BCP Vol. 10: CD-1:
BWV 48, BWV 5, BWV 90, BWV 56; CD-2: BWV 79, BWV 192, BWV 80

Paul McCreesh

Alto

BWV 180, BWV 233, BWV 238

Paul McCreesh

Alto

Member of Gabrieli Consort:
Epiphany Mass:
BWV 65, BWV 180, BWV 233, BWV 238

Scholars Baroque Ensemble

Alto

BWV 225-230, BWV 245

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