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Nicholas Mulroy (Tenor)

Born: Liverpool, England

The English tenor, Nicholas Mulroy, was a chorister at the city's Metropolitan Cathedral and a Choral Scholar at Clare College, Cambridge, where he read Modern Languages, and a Lay Clerk at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. He is now a postgraduate scholar at Royal Academy Opera, studying with Philip Doghan and Jonathan Papp. Ian Fleming Charitable Trust and the Josephine Baker Trust supported his studies. He was a runner-up in the Elena Gerhardt Lieder Prize at the RAM, and in 2005 won the The Philip & Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists.

Nicholas Mulroy is a member of I Fagiolini and the Dunedin Consort, with whom he performs and records regularly throughout Europe. Highlights include J.S. Bach's St Matthew Passion (BWV 244) in Scotland and Monteverdi Vespers in Paris. Recent solo appearances on the concert platform have included most of the mainstream oratorios: Evangelist in J.S. Bach's Johannes-Passion (BWV 245) (The Hanover Band), George Frideric Handel's Messiah in Edinburgh's Usher Hall, Berlioz L'Enfance du Christ (King’s Chapel, Cambridge Festival), and a BBC Proms debut in Monteverdi's Vespers 1610 (The King’s Consort), J.S. Bach’s Weihnachts Oratorium (BWV 248) (Portugal, Wells Cathedral), Rautavaara’s Vigilia (Stephen Layton), Messiah (Hamburg), Petite Messe Solenelle (Edinburgh), Charpentier cantatas (Aldeburgh Festival, Emmanuelle Haïm), Janacek Otcenas (Oxford), Purcell anthems (France), W.A. Mozart's Requiem (London Mozart Players), Purcell Odes (The King’s Consort), and J.S. Bach's B Minor Mass (BWV 232) (Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment).

Nicholas Mulroy's recital repertoire features Benjamin Britten'S Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings (Edinburgh Fringe, Ashover Festival), Robert Schumann’s Liederkreis Op. 39, Dvorak’s Biblical Songs, L.v. Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte, B. Britten's Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, L.v. Beethoven, Wolf, Leonard Bernstein, Strauss and Bellini songs, as well as Finzi’s A Young Man’s Exhortation (Windsor Fringe).

Operatic credits include Chronos in Boyce’s The Secular Masque (London Handel Festival) and Tamino in The Magic Flute (with Sir Colin Davis for the RAM), Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte (Opera Works), the title role in Milhaud’s Le Pauvre Matelot (New Professionals), and Peleus in Boyce’s Peleus and Thetis (Opera Restor’d). In staged excerpts he has performed Francis Poulenc’s Les Dialogues des Carmelites (le Chevalier) and Eugene Onegin (Lensky) and the title roles in Rossini’s Aureliano in Palmira and Mascagni’s L’Amico Fritz.

Recent solo recordings include Monteverdi for the The King’s Consort and Charpentier and Peerson sacred music for Ex Cathedra, and the recording premiere of Michael Finissy’s Anima Christi.

Source: Making Music Website (2005), Dunedin Consort Website (2005)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2005)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




The Bach Players


BWV 61, BWV 78, BWV 84, BWV 97, BWV 99, BWV 150

John Butt


BWV 63, BWV 243a, BWV 244 [Evangelist], BWV 245 [Evangelist & Tenor Concertist], BWV 248/1, 3 & 6

John Eliot Gardiner


BWV 11 [3rd, Video], BWV 106 [2nd], BWV 245 [3rd, DVD], BWV 249 [1st], BWV 249 [2nd, Video]

John Eliot Gardiner


Member of Monteverdi Choir:
F-1 (2013):
BWV 106 [2nd], BWV 249 [1st]

Stephen Layton


BWV 245

Graham Ross


C-1 (2017): BWV 80

Jos van Veldhoven


C-3 Video (2013): BWV 36 [1st], BWV 61 [1st], BWV 62 [1st]
AOB Video:
BWV 36 [2nd], BWV 61 [2nd], BWV 62 [2nd]

Stephen Wilkinson


BWV 245: Excerpts

Links to other Sites

Nicholas Mulroy, Tenor - Winner 2005 (AYCA - Making Music)
Nicholas Mulroy (Dunedin Consort)

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