“[There were] a number of pithy arias heightening the drama with a particularly memorable one right at the end, powerfully sung by bass-baritone Jamie W. Hall.”
CPE Bach St John Passion. BSO/Karabits – Peter Reed. Classicalsource.com
Possessed of an unusually rich and mellifluous bass baritone voice which is as comfortable with Renaissance polyphony as it is with the contemporary and avant-garde, Jamie is in demand as a concert soloist, performing with choirs, choral societies and orchestras across the country.
Recent performances include broadcasting CPE Bach’s newly discovered St John Passion (aria) with Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light with the composer and Southern Sinfonia, Bach’s St John Passion (Christus) with Paul Leddington Wright and the English Chamber Orchestra, and also with Guildford Cathedral Choir; Verdi’s Requiem with Stephen Cleobury (CUMS) and again at Sherborne Abbey as part of the Sherborne festival.
He has broadcast as a soloist on BBC Radio 3 most notably singing Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle under David Hill, Handel’s Dixit Dominus with James O’Donnell and St James’ Baroque, and Eric Zeisl’s Requiem Ebraico with the BBC Concert Orchestra under Johannes Wildner.
Other highlights include Tippett’s A Child of Our Time at Chichester Cathedral, Handel’s Messiah with Charivari Agreable, Mozart’s Requiem with the London Concertante, Bach’s B Minor Mass with the 18th Century Concert Orchestra and Mendelssohn’s Elijah at the Yehudi Menuhin School.
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Consort and Ensemble
For the past six years, Jamie has been a member of the BBC Singers with whom he has performed and broadcast an astonishing array of music from the medieval to the cutting-edge, in languages ranging from Maori and Inuit to Sanskrit with most of the European languages in between. He has visited iconic concert venues across the world and performed countless premieres in the presence of many of our leading composers.
Jamie also performs and records with other ensembles and has made numerous recordings for film and TV including the premiere recording, performance and TV broadcast of the late Robin Gibb’s Titanic Requiem.
Jamie has a passion for liturgical choral music and regularly dons a cassock to sing with the choirs of HM Chapel Royal, Tower of London, Temple Church, Westminster Abbey, Winchester Cathedral and St. George’s, Windsor.