The English tenor and music teacher, Nicholas Todd, began his musical career as a chorister at Salisbury Cathedral and continued as a music award holder at Uppingham School (Class of 1994). In 1991, he was awarded a choral scholarship to King’s College Cambridge (1991-1994).
Following his studies, Nicholas Todd moved to London, building a career as a freelance tenor, singing with groups such as Polyphony (Director: Stephen Layton), The King's Consort (Director: Robert King), The Sixteen (Director: Harry Christophers), Cambridge Singers (Director: John Rutter) and The Cardinall’s Musick. In 1997, he began singing and recording with The Huelgas Ensemble, performing all over Europe as a consort singer and soloist. Poliziano’s Orfeo was one of his most prominent roles, which he performed on Dutch national radio. In 2002, he joined The Tallis Scholars (Director: Peter Phillips) as a regular member, recording and performing regularly in the USA, the Far East and all over Europe. He continues to work with a select group of vocal ensembles such as Alamiré and Tenebrae (Director: Nigel Short), performing 2-3 concerts per month as well as several recordings annually.
In 2002, Nicholas Todd had his first venture into singing teaching, which has recently transformed into a full-time position in the music department of The King’s School Canterbury, where he is now Assistant Director of Music (since September 2008). As a teacher, Nicholas is frequently conducting choral and orchestral ensembles, including a recent performance of George Frideric Handel’s Saul in Chelmsford Cathedral.