Singer (tenor)

William Rowland

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About William

Singer (tenor)
Currently a tenor choral scholar at New College Oxford. Ex choral scholar at Gloucester cathedral, and ex chorister at Westminster Abbey

My classical musical education began at the age of 8 when I joined Westminster Abbey Choir School as a chorister, where I studied the piano and French Horn alongside my daily obligation with the choir. I was exposed to highly pressurised musical situations, such as important television and radio broadcasts, in which I performed solos. Later, I sung with Gloucester Cathedral choir during my gap year as a tenor choral scholar, and am currently singing with the choir of New College, Oxford- a professional and highly prestigious ensemble. Alongside my choral scholarship, I read Music at the University. I'm also interested in genres outside of Classical music, and have recently set up a four-piece cross-genre band with fellow students in which I am the vocalist and keyboardist, and one of the main song-writers. We have recently recorded at Abbey Road.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Indie, Progressive rock, Synth rock, Pop, Covers, Funk, Soul, Jazz, Swing, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Easy listening, Light music, Rock, Pop rock
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Singer (tenor), Piano
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private 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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Other skills:
Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching
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Lauren D, 1 year ago

Hi Will A huge thank you to you for making the afternoon very memorable; it was very special to hear so many of my long-term favourite songs in one session. I hope that you received the compliments from my guests which I overheard as I chatted to everyone. I thought that you may be interested to know that my two absolute favourites were 'Every Little Thing' and 'You're the Best Thing' - both were fantastic. I should have made a request for you to play them again! Also I really enjoyed your own compositions and it was great that you were able to include them. I may not make a booking right now for my 70th, but perhaps you need to keep the date in mind!