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Steven Goulden

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Tenor - Opera, Classical & Musical Theatre. Graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. Versatile, rich voice.
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Yorkshire-born Steven Goulden studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with John Mitchinson and Gerald Wragg. He was awarded the Dolan Evans Memorial Award for Most Promising Male Singer in his first year; further awards soon followed including the Laura Ashley Foundation Award, the Heber-Percy Scholarship, the BT Scholarship, the William Appleby Prize and a Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Bursary. Steven graduated with distinction and later received further vocal coaching from noted tenors Nicolai Gedda and Dennis O’Neill. He also studied with ENO principal baritone Michael de Costa. Steven has appeared as a soloist at venues including Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, St David’s Hall (Cardiff), the Royal Concert Hall (Nottingham), the Brangwyn Hall (Swanswea), the Royal Festival Hall (London), the Birmingham Symphony Hall, Llandaff and Wells Cathedrals and Die Doelen (Netherlands). He has sung under the baton of some of the nation’s finest conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Mark Elder, Ivor Bolton, Richard Hickox and Anthony Negus, including a performance of L’enfant et les sortilèges (Ravel) under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. His operatic roles include Luigi (Il tabarro – Puccini), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore – Donizetti), Captain Macheath (Britten’s realisation of The Beggar’s Opera), the title role in Britten’s Peter Grimes, Tamino (The Magic Flute – Mozart) and Vašek (The Bartered Bride – Smetana) for the Cardiff Festival. He also created the role of Sergeant Forbes in the premier of children’s opera Sam the Sparrow and the Coca-Cola Well written by Mervyn Burtch. Steven regularly guests as a soloist with choral and musical societies nationwide, including appearances with Hereford Choral Society, the Sheffield Chorale, Churchdown Choral Society, Peterborough Choral Society and Hull Choral Union, and has performed with groups including Welsh Sinfonia, Hallé Orchestra and the English Camerata. He has appeared at Llandaff, St David’s, St Chad’s and Wells Cathedrals in works such as Bach’s Magnificat with John Lubbock, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Hymn of Praise, Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music, Handel’s Messiah, Judas Maccabaeus, Israel in Egypt and Samson, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Haydn’s Creation and Nelson Mass. In addition to oratorio work, Steven is a regular on the recital platform with repertoire ranging from lieder, art song, opera and operetta to jazz and musical theatre. He has given a critically-acclaimed series of recitals with pianists Antony Saunders and Keith Swallow, and has performed at the Cheltenham, Lakeland, Jersey and Southwark Festivals. Other performances have included an operatic evening at London’s renowned Carlton Club and a series of open-air opera galas and Proms in the Park concerts.

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Ian S
6 years ago, for a Corporate event in East Riding of Yorkshire
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5 out of 5

Thank you for your wonderful singing this evening. Your professionalism and sense of fun created an enjoyable and memorable dinner for the Rotarians who were able to join us tonight. I am grateful for the thought you put in to building a varied programme that met our requirements. I am indebted to the time and effort you devoted to our evening of music.

Judith E
7 years ago, for a Concert in Boston Spa
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5 out of 5

Simply outstanding! So many people have praised your performance. You gave us a wonderful concert and I certainly hope that you will come again.

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Steven's Song list

Nessun dorma - Giacomo Puccini
La donna e mobile - Giuseppe Verdi
Celeste Aida - Giuseppe Verdi
Recondita armonia - Giacomo Puccini
Prize Song - Richard Wagner
E lucevan le stelle - Giacomo Puccini
The Flower Song - Georges Bizet
Che gelida manina - Giacomo Puccini
You are my heart's delight - Franz Lehar
O sole mio - Eduardo Di Capua
Torna a Surriento (Come Back to Sorrento) - Ernesto De Curtis
Funiculi, funicula - Luigi Denza
Mattinata - Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Non ti scordar di me - Ernesto De Curtis
Ideale - Francesco Paolo Tosti
Vaga luna - Vincenzo Bellini
Music of the Night - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Bring Him Home (Les Miserables) - Claude-Michel Schönberg
Love Changes Everything - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Some Enchanted Evening - Richard Rodgers
On The Street Where You Live - Frederick Loewe
Stranger In Paradise - Robert Wright & George Forrest
The Surrey with the Fringe on Top - Richard Rodgers
Younger Than Springtime - Richard Rodgers
All The Things You Are - Jerome Kern
I Got Rhythm - George Gershwin
Embraceable You - George Gershwin
Lady Be Good - George Gershwin
You'll Never Walk Alone - Richard Rodgers
Ave Maria - Franz Schubert
Panis Angelicus - César Franck
The Trout - Franz Schubert (+ much additional Lieder repertoire)
Linden Lea - Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Lincolnshire Poacher - Traditional (arr. Benjamin Britten)
Tom Bowling - Charles Dibdin (arr. Benjamin Britten)
Silent Noon - Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Lost Chord - Arthur Sullivan
You Raise Me Up
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Harold Arlen
The Floral Dance - Katie Moss
Moon River
We'll Meet Again
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - Manning Sherwin
Keep the Home Fires Burning
Pack up your Troubles / It's A Long Way to Tipperary
Danny Boy - Traditional
Tea for Two - Vincent Youmans
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
If You Were the Only Girl in the World
That's Amore - Harry Warren
Song of Songs - Moya
O Holy Night - Adolphe Adam
White Christmas - Irving Berlin
The Christmas Song - Bob Wells & Mel Torme
Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson
Winter Wonderland - Felix Bernard
The Little Road to Bethlehem - Michael Head
The Holy Boy - John Ireland
The Three Kings - Peter Cornelius
And many more! Steven honours specific song requests whenever possible. Please get in touch to discuss your particular requirements.
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Opera, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Musical theatre, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, Military, Film / TV music, 1950s era music, Light music, Baroque, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Folk, Traditional English folk, Swing, German music, Italian music, Scottish music, Easy listening
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Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Singing teaching, Community music worker
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