British tenor Kieran White continues to enjoy success in the UK and is also establishing himself as a sought-after artist in mainland Europe. Recent engagements include work with many of the leading ensembles in the UK and Europe including Amsterdam Baroque, Netherlands and Edvard Grieg Kor, Norway. He also performs regularly with the Monteverdi Choir under John Eliot Gardiner and with Denmark’s Copenhagen Soloists. He is particularly associated with repertoire from 16th, 17th and 18th Century.
Operatic engagements include Arnalta L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA at the Cockpit Theatre, Acis ACIS AND GALATEA for Ensemble OrQuesta, Pastore in Gagliano’s LA DAFNE for the Brighton Early Music Festival and the Sailor DIDO AND AENEAS at the Grange Festival.
Possessing an extended range allowing him to perform the specialised haute-contre roles of the French Baroque repertoire, Kieran’s roles have included Castor CASTOR ET POLLUX with Opera Warsaw Kamerlana, Valére and Tacmas LES INDES GALANTES, Hippolyte HIPPOLYTE ET ARICIE and Renaud ARMIDE.
On the recital platform he has performed with Elizabeth Kenny (lute/theorbo) and Zita Silva (Harp), performing with both at the Sherborne Music Festival. Recent and future engagements include Bach Weihnachtsoratorium (Evangelist and tenor solo) with Collegium Musicum, Bergen, Bach Matthäus-Passion (Evangelist) with Iain Ledingham, Bach Johannes-Passion (tenor solo) with Bristol Bach Choir, Bach Matthäus-Passion (tenor solo) with Copenhagen Soloists, Stainer Crucifixion with Edvard Grieg Kor, Bach Cantatas with Amsterdam Baroque under Ton Koopman, Monteverdi Vespro della Beata Vergine with Edvard Grieg Kor, Bach’s B-Minor Mass with Bristol Bach Choir and at the Thuringer Bachwochen at the Erfurt Dom, Bach Johannes-Passion (Evangelist) at the Aberdeen Cathedral.
Kieran graduated from The Royal Academy of Music achieving a Masters with distinction. Whilst at the Academy he held a Kohn foundation scholarship as a soloist in the Bach Cantata Series. He is presently a student of renowned haut-contre Jean Paul Fouchecourt.
William Knight started his musical career as a chorister of St Paul’s Cathedral, London. He read Music at the University of York, where he was the Tenor Choral Scholar at York Minster, and is now in demand as a soloist and ensemble singer in Europe. He is a founding member of The Windsor Consort and a core member of Het Nederlands Kamerkoor.
Some of the many groups that he sings as a soloist and ensemble singer include Collegium Vocale Gent, Het Nederlands Kamerkoor, Capella Amsterdam, Egidius Kwartet, and Capilla Cayrasco. Recent performances include: soloist in Monteverdi’s Vespers conducted by Philippe Herreweghe in a tour and CD recording with Collegium Vocale Gent, tenor soloist in Carmina Burana for the Brabant Koor accompanied by Lucas & Arthur Jussen, Evangelist and tenor soloist for Bach’s Johannes Passie for the Nieuw Bach Ensemble, and Handel’s Israel in Egypt conducted by Richard Egarr for the Nederlands Kamerkoor.
As a soloist he has performed in many of the most renowned concert halls in the World, including Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, Marrinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, and Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona.