About

Ed Barbican


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British 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.

He has made solo appearances with Gabrieli Consort and Players, Hanover Band, London Mozart Players, Southbank Sinfonia, Spiritato, Illyria Consort, Armonico Consort Baroque Orchestra, Orkiestra Historyczna (Poland) and numerous choral societies across the UK, working with conductors including Paul McCreesh, David Hill, Malcolm Archer and David Gibson. He has sung most of the major concert and oratorio works by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Faure, Vaughan-Williams, and Haydn.

At the end of 2020 Edmund worked closely with Mahogany Opera and Dunedin Consort to workshop Dido’s Ghost, a new production to be premiered later in 2021, which is composed by Errollyn Wallen and directed by Frederic Wake-Walker.

An experienced consort singer, Edmund records and performs regularly with many of the UK and Europe’s finest vocal ensembles, including: The Monteverdi Choir, The Sixteen, ORA Singers, Gabrieli Consort, Marian Consort, BBC Singers, Eric Whitacre Singers, Dunedin Consort, Academy of Ancient Music, and Collegium Vocale Gent.

He is co-founder of the baroque ensemble Apollo of the Arts.

Edmund continues his vocal studies with Gary Coward.


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