Singer (baritone)

Christian Goursaud

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Singer (baritone)
London
Public liability insurance of £1 million
London-based baritone.

Christian performs with numerous professional choirs including London Voices, Philharmonia Voices, Armonico Consort, Maida Vale Singers and Oxford Voices. He is also co-founder and director of the vocal ensemble Il Suono, recently having given performances at King's Place, The State Hermitage St Petersburg, and other venues across the UK, France and Spain. In addition to singing in the ensemble, he prepares fresh editions of a wide range of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century music for its performances. He is a member of the choir of St Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Soho Square, the Roman Catholic Church of St Anselm and St Cæcilia, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, and Gentleman-in-Ordinary of HM Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, in addition to enjoying freelance work with numerous other professional church choirs including St Pancras Church, St Etheldreda's Ely Place, The Queen's Chapel of the Savoy, St Margaret's Westminster, Southwark Cathedral, Guildford Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral, Hampstead Parish Church and St Bartholomew the Great. Recent solo engagements include Monteverdi Vespers (Collegium Musicum of London / The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble), Mozart Great Mass in C minor K. 427 (Brighton College Choral Society), Charpentier Te Deum (Sandbach Voices), Bloch Sacred Service (Roehampton University) and Bach St Matthew Passion (Oxford Spezzati Soloists). Other concert repertory includes Bach St John Passion and Christmas Oratorio, Handel Messiah, and the Duruflé and Fauré requiems. Opera roles include Father Philippe in Holst's The Wandering Scholar (Waistcoat Opera Company, Grimeborn Festival 2011, Arcola Theatre) and Publio in Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito (cover, Opus Opera). Opera chorus work includes Rigoletto, Nabucco, La traviata, Un ballo in maschera, La forza del destino and Il trovatore (Verdi), Carmen (Bizet), La Wally (Catalani), Pelléas et Mélisande (Debussy), Don Pasquale, La Fille du régiment (Donizetti), L'amore dei tre re (Montemezzi), Kat'a Kabanova (Janácek), L'amico Fritz (Mascagni), La Gioconda (Ponchielli), Iolanta (Tchaikovsky) and Francesca da Rimini (Z andonai) with Opera Holland Park, and Carmen with the chorus of Chisinau National Opera. Christian pursued vocal training at the Royal Academy of Music with David Lowe while a choral scholar at King's College London. He currently studies singing with Robert Rice and Leandros Taliotis.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Early music, Opera, Baroque, Film / TV music, Renaissance, Contemporary classical, Medieval music
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Instruments:
Singer (baritone), Singer (bass)
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Event types:
Recording session, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Musicologist
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Richard D, 3 years ago

Christian sang for a service I was conducting in Brighton. Christian sang brilliantly, and it was a real pleasure to work with him.