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.
Recent solo highlights include performances of Haydn Missa in tempore belli, Handel Messiah, Bach Christmas Oratorio, Bach St Matthew and St John Passions, Mendelssohn St Paul, Haydn Missa in Angustiis, Monteverdi Vespers of 1610, Handel Israel in Egypt, Vaughan Williams Dona nobis pacem, Rutter Mass of the Children, and the Requiems of Mozart, Duruflé and Fauré, under conductors including David Hill and Malcolm Archer, and for ensembles including the Hanover Band, 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, The Marian Consort, Eric Whitacre Singers, Dunedin Consort, Academy of Ancient Music, John Rutter’s Cambridge Singers, 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.
“Edmund made substantial and very beautiful contributions to the Mass of the Children“
Hampshire Chronicle: Rutter Mass of the Children, Romsey Abbey, May 2018
“The Haydn [was] perfectly delivered”
Hampshire Chronicle: Haydn Missa tempore belli, Romsey Abbey, May 2018
“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
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photo credit: Elisabeth Novick