Meet our new tenor: Josh Cooter

We are delighted to have appointed Josh Cooter as our new Tenor II. Josh began his musical studies as a chorister at Chichester Cathedral before accepting a music scholarship to Eton College. Having finished his degree at King’s College London, where he sang in the chapel choir under the late David Trendell, he began work as a freelance singer and now pursues a busy ensemble career, enjoying singing for some of the UK’s most prestigious consorts such as The Sixteen, Tenebrae and Britten Sinfonia Voices. Recent soloist highlights include singing the role of Evangelist in Bach’s ‘St. John Passion’, Jupiter in Handel’s ‘Semele’ and solos in Schutz’s ‘Christmas Story’ and Handel’s ‘Israel in Egypt’. Not just content with singing, Josh also teaches the trombone and aims to teach himself the harmonica in order to ultimately become the one man band he’s always dreamed of…

Josh will begin working with us next month, before taking the reins from August. Josh gave an outstanding audition in a field of very strong candidates, and we offer him our warmest congratulations. Here are a few words from him:

“I have been interested in joining the group ever since hearing their electrifying recording of Byrd’s ‘Vigilate’, so when the tenor vacancy came up I leapt at the opportunity! I’m delighted to be joining at what is an exciting time for the group as it rapidly progresses.”

Josh Cooter - The Gesualdo Six

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