Christian Goursaud

Christian Goursaud

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, 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 Etheldreda's Ely Place, The Queen's Chapel of the Savoy, St Margaret's Westminster, Southwark Cathedral, Guildford 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 (Janáček), 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 Chisinău 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.

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