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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 recently made solo appearances with ensembles including the Hanover Band, London Mozart Players, Southbank Sinfonia, Illyria Consort, Ludus Baroque, Bristol Ensemble, Armonico Consort Baroque Orchestra, Orkiestra Historyczna (Poland) and numerous choral societies across the UK; with recent performances including Handel’s Messiah and Israel in Egypt, Bach’s solo bass cantata Ich habe genug, Christmas Oratorio, Easter Oratorio, St Matthew and St John Passions, Mendelssohn St Paul, Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis and Missa in tempore belli, Monteverdi Vespers of 1610, Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs and Dona nobis pacem, Stanford Songs of the Sea, Rutter Mass of the Children, Wheeler I sing and ever shall, and the Requiems of Mozart, Duruflé and Fauré, for conductors including David Hill, Malcolm Archer and David Gibson. 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.
Edmund continues his vocal studies with Gary Coward.
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[photo credit: Benjamin Durrant]