“... 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 has established himself as one of the most versatile counter-tenors of his generation. A choral scholar at King’s College, Cambridge and a former member of Westminster Cathedral Choir, he has since performed and recorded extensively with Tenebrae, Polyphony and the Gabrieli Consort & Players. He continues to work closely with the Gramophone Award nominated early music consort Gallicantus, of which he is a founding member.
David is increasingly in demand as a soloist in the UK and internationally in repertoire ranging from the medieval to the modern. Notable credits include Arvo Pärt’s Passio (BBC Proms), Carmina Burana (in Milan and Malta), and Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, which he will record with Tenebrae in 2016.
But it is the music of Bach and Handel in which he has been most acclaimed. Oratorio credits include the St John and St Matthew Passions (Ex Cathedra, Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht, Nederlandse Bach Vereningen), Christmas Oratorio (BBC Singers) and Messiah (RLPO, Bournemouth Symphony, Huddersfield Choral Society). His ever-expanding solo discography includes Israel in Egypt, Joshua and Jephtha, and performances of Saul at the Liederhalle Stuttgart were described as “angelic, expressive ... he beguiled the audience from his first aria with tender phrasing, melting perfectly in duet” (Stuttgarter Zeitung).
David made his operatic debut in a concert performance of Susanna at the Karlsruhe Handel Festival with Christian Curnyn; subsequently he has collaborated with conductors Helmut Rilling, Jonathan Cohen and Martyn Brabbins.
Highlights of the 2015/16 season include Messiah in the Netherlands, Germany and Spain; Passio with Stephen Cleobury and the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge; and the North American and European premières of works by Dmitri Tymoczko and Dan Trueman with Gallicantus.
More information may be found at www.davidallsopp.com
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