The English counter-tenor, Timothy (Tim) Kenworthy-Brown (professional surname: Travers-Brown), was a chorister and alto at Chelmsford Cathedral and studied for a BA in music at Colchester. Whilst at Colchester he performed in Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria and Nisi Dominus in his concert debut, and by 1994 had become an established soloist in works ranging from Lully’s Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme to J.S. Bach’s St John Passion (BWV 245) and Bernstein’s Chicester Psalms, and in operas by George Frideric Handel and Purcell. In the Huddersfield Festival of Arts 93-95, he won the English Song Prize, the Oratorio, British Composer and Vocal Recital prizes. After graduating, he studied singing at the Royal Academy of Music, taking part in a series of concerts of music by Purcell with Christopher Hogwood and Robert Specer, later receiving a Countess of Munster Trust Award to continue further study.
Timothy Kenworthy-Brown continues as a professional singer, notably with period instrument, The Monteverdi Choir, Collegium Musicum 90 and The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Performances have included Blow’s Venus and Adonis in Sweden, G.F. Handel’s Israel in Egypt in Wales and Messiah in Norway, in G.F. Handel’s Italian Cantatas at The Wigmore Hall, Bach Cantatas in Japan with the Bach Collegium Japan, J.S. Bach’s Magnificat (BWV 243) at The Proms and his Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) in Tel Aviv. In June 2005 he participated in performances of J.S. Bach’s Johannes-Passion (BWV 245) with the New London Consort conducted by Philip Pickett at the Israel Festival Jerusalem.
Recordings have included G.F. Handel’s Italian Cantatas, Haydn and his English Friends with The Parley of Instruments, columcille, singing plainchant with saxophone, and a CD of J.S. Bach Cantata’s with Bach Collegium Japan.
Timothy Kenworthy-Brown was a Lay-Clerk at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle and Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. He is now a Vicar-Choral of St Paul’s Cathedral and professor of singing ans early music at Trinity College of Music.