“... sang like an angel, very expressively and with a very present voice, …”
“… the extraordinary David Allsopp, a countertenor with a magnetic voice and phrasing, …”
“...dramatic and awe-inspiring.” Birmingham Post
David Allsopp was a choral scholar at King’s College, Cambridge, where he studied computer science, and subsequently a lay clerk in Westminster Cathedral Choir, before pursuing a freelance career. In addition to solo engagements, he continues to perform and record with both English and continental consort groups and is also a member of the early music ensemble Gallicantus.
David’s performances have included many of Handel’s oratorio works and Bach’s major choral works and cantatas in venues all over Europe. He has recorded Israel in Egypt, Joshua and Jephtha on K&K Verlangsanstalt Maulbronn Monastery Edition. While much of the countertenor’s repertoire is baroque, David makes occasional forays into more modern repertoire with performances of Arvo Pärt’s Passio, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. His consort performances have encompassed a wide repertoire ranging from the fourteenth century right through to contemporary music, including many premières.
Concerts this season include a tour with recording of Israel in Egypt with Le Concert Lorrain, Messiah performances and recording with the New Philharmonie Utrecht, Bach Magnificat and Cantata 36 with the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge and Handel’s Dixit Dominus with the Gabrieli Consort and Players.
More information may be found at www.davidallsopp.com
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