John McMunn

You can hear John McMunn sing Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, and Mozart Requiem on Saturday 6th October at Stoke by Nayland.

I was blown away by hearing John a few months ago at the Barbican Centre in London, and I'm thrilled that he is free to join us for this concert. He recently graduated from the opera school of the Royal College in London, and has already sung at the Proms with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, at the Royal Festival Hall with the Philharmonia, at L’Opéra National de Paris, with Peter Maxwell Davies and the Hebrides Ensemble, and with the Nationale Reisopera, Netherlands.

Next year John will sing the title role in Britten's The Prodigal Son at the Aldeburgh Festival, the title role in the world première a new opera for the Liverpool Philharmonic, and Monteverdi, Bach and Beethoven in Germany, Norway and Denmark.

He was born in America and studied at Harvard and Boston, and came to the UK to be part of the choir of King's College Cambridge. A former Paine Traveling Fellow of Harvard University, he is generously supported by the Josephine Baker Trust, won the 2009 National English Song Prize, and was a Park Lane Group Young Artist for 2010.

John has sung a huge range of oratorio and recital works, from Schubert, Schumann Britten to contemporary composers, in London, festivals and European venues. He has premiered operas by Anthony Cheung, Christoper Hossfeld, Nicolas Shardlow, and has twice been awarded vocal fellowships to Tanglewood.