Born in Liverpool, Nicholas was a chorister at the city’s Metropolitan Cathedral, read Modern Languages at Cambridge, and completed postgraduate vocal studies at the RAM in London, where he was recently nominated an Associate.
He has sung at many of the world’s leading concert halls, opera houses, and festivals – New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Salzburg Festival, the BBC Proms, and Boston’s Symphony Hall – and has particularly enjoyed prolonged collaborations with conductors including Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Jordi Savall, John Butt OBE, Lars-Ulrik Mortensen, Paul McCreesh, Richard Tognetti, and Laurence Cummings, and ensembles such as BBC Philharmonic, the OAE, Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra, Concerto Copenhagen, and Britten Sinfonia.
Recent highlights include Bach’s St John Passion at the BBC Proms and in the Thomaskirche, Monteverdi Vespersthroughout the USA and Europe, Christmas Oratorio with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and Bach’s St Matthew Passion live on BBC Radio 3. He sings often at Wigmore Hall, including performances of the Purcell, Stephen Hough, Schubert, and the complete Britten Canticles.
Highlights this season include concerts with Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé, the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, recitals with Elizabeth Kenny, and a return to the Britten Sinfonia to co-direct their St Matthew Passion.