7.30 pm Wednesday 18 April 2018
Town Hall, King’s Lynn
Michael Bell, tenor, and Hugh Cutting, countertenor from St John’s Choir Cambridge
will sing from solo repertoire and Britten’s canticle “Abraham and Isaac”.
Described by BBC Music Magazine as “an immaculately blended, responsive, interactive
consort”, The Gentlemen of St John’s are famed for their “pure tone and controlled
excellence” (Counterpoint Music). Formed of the Choral Scholars of the world-renowned,
Gramophone award-winning Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, they have enjoyed
a remarkably busy schedule of concerts and recordings for over forty years. Aged
between 18 and 23, The Gents are noted for their versatility with a repertoire ranging
from early sacred music to folksongs to more modern close- harmony, making them equally
at home in churches, on the concert platform or in the dining hall.
Michael is the only Gent to hail from across the Irish Sea, a fact he suspects may
be responsible for his having been christened ‘Irish Mark’ upon arrival in 2014.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys growing comedy facial hair, speaking with a funny
accent and remaining affairs current. He also dabbles in a Music degree, though strictly
on a fortnightly basis.
Hugh was born in 1996. Having been to Abingdon, Hugh justifiably feels wildly superior
to other gents. His chocolatey countertenor has been described by Helen of Troy as
‘being kinda like that chick who launched a thousand boats, but less hot’. Outside
of choir, Hugh enjoys foutons, exotic bathing and becoming intimately acquainted
with Jesus (Green).