Simon Ponsford (countertenor) graduated with an MA Distinction from the Royal Academy of Music, where he was also awarded a Diploma for outstanding performance. He is a Lay Vicar in the choir of Westminster Abbey, alongside which he regularly appears as a recitalist and soloist. Simon began his musical training as a chorister in Gloucester Cathedral Choir, before taking up a Choral Scholarship at King’s College, Cambridge, where he read English Literature. Simon has sung with many professional choirs including Polyphony, the Monteverdi Choir and Tenebrae, and is a founder member of the Platinum Consort. Recent solo engagements include Handel’s Jephtha (Whitehall Choir, St John’s Smith Square), Bach’s Weihnachts-Oratorium (Platinum Consort, King’s Place) and Handel’s Messiah (English Symphony Orchestra). He has also had a CD of Elizabethan and Jacobean songs released by Nimbus Records.
Simon's Website: www.sjhponsford.com
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