“The soloists caught the lyrical style of their arias well… and bass Edmund Saddington was particularly effecting in the duet For so hath the Lord”
Hampshire Chronicle: Mendelssohn St Paul, Winchester Cathedral, May 2017
“[one] of the brightest young soloists…”
Leamington Courier: Mozart Requiem, March 2017
“… the solid bass foundation built by Edmund Saddington”
Rheinische Post, Germany: Marian Consort, September 2016
“Reflective, measured and emotional”
thisiswiltshire.co.uk: Handel Messiah, Calne, April 2016
“Edmund Saddington found lyricism even in the profoundest depths of the bass part…”
Portsmouth News: Handel Messiah at Portsmouth Cathedral, March 2015
Baritone Edmund Saddington began his musical career as a chorister in the cathedral choir of Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire and as a gap-year choral scholar in the choir of Portsmouth Cathedral before embarking on undergraduate study at London’s Trinity College of Music.
Recent solo highlights include performances of Handel Messiah, Bach Christmas Oratorio, Mendelssohn St Paul, Mozart Requiem, Haydn Missa in Angustiis, Duruflé Requiem, Monteverdi Vespers of 1610, Handel Israel in Egypt, and Fauré Requiem under conductors including David Hill and Malcolm Archer, and for ensembles including the London Mozart Players, Southbank Sinfonia, Ludus Baroque, Bristol Ensemble, Armonico Consort & Players, plus numerous choral societies across the UK.
An experienced consort singer, Edmund records and performs regularly with many of the UK and Europe’s finest vocal ensembles, including The Monteverdi Choir, ORA, Gabrieli Consort, BBC Singers, Academy of Ancient Music, Eric Whitacre Singers, John Rutter’s Cambridge Singers, The Marian Consort, and Collegium Vocale Gent. He has held numerous positions in church choirs, including Winchester Cathedral, Royal Hospital Chelsea and Chapels Royal, HM Tower of London, and is also a frequent deputy singer in many of London’s most famous church choirs, including Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Temple Church, the London Oratory, and St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
Edmund continues his vocal studies with Gary Coward.
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photo credit: Elisabeth Novick