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“… the bracing vigour of bass Edmund Saddington”
BBC Music Magazine, 2022

“Edmund Saddington revealed a smooth and even tonal quality which never flagged”
Edinburgh Music Review, 2021


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British baritone Edmund Saddington performs as a concert soloist across the UK and Europe with numerous international ensembles.

In the UK he has made solo appearances with Gabrieli Consort and Players, Instruments of Time and Truth, Mahogany Opera, Hanover Band, London Mozart Players, Spiritato, and Illyria Consort, and in Europe with the National Symfonisch Kamerorkest (NL), Het Promenade Orkest (NL), Dudok Koor en Orkest (NL) and Orkiestra Historyczna (Poland). He has recently collaborated with conductors including Paul McCreesh, David Hill, Edward Higginbottom, Malcolm Archer and David Gibson.

Solo concerts in 2022 have included Bach’s St. Matthew and St. John Passion across the Netherlands, Bach’s St. Mark Passion in Ipswich, Handel’s Messiah in Eton College Chapel, the world premiere of Janet Wheeler’s cantata for solo soprano, solo baritone and choir The Measure of a Tree in Saffron Hall, and Fauré Requiem in Sherborne Abbey.

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, London Voices, and Collegium Vocale Gent. He is co-founder of the baroque ensemble Apollo of the Arts.

Edmund began his musical career as a chorister in the cathedral choir of Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire, and studied for an undergraduate degree at Trinity College of Music in London. He continues his vocal studies with Gary Coward.


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