Guy Cutting tenor
As a chorister and later a choral scholar at New College, Oxford under Edward Higginbottom, Guy Cutting gained extensive experience touring worldwide and singing regularly on BBC television and radio. After graduating with a first-class degree in September 2012, Guy moved to London and began work as a freelance tenor under the coaching of Susan Roberts.
Solo performances have included Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings in Oxford, JS Bach’s St John Passion with Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht, and with New College Choir in San Francisco, Purcell’s Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, two Bach cantatas (106 and 153) with the OAE in Kings Place, Monteverdi’s Marian Vespers of 1610 in St John’s, Smith Square, JS Bach’s Mass in B Minor with the Swedish Baroque Orchestra in Stockholm, and Mozart’s Requiem with the Shizuoka Children’s Choir and the Orchestra of Tokyo University in Japan.
In the last year, solo highlights have included appearing in JS Bach’s St Matthew Passion in the Netherlands with Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht (Evangelist) and at the Leith Hill Music Festival in Dorking, UK (arias), Schutz’s Musikalische Exequien with the Nederlands Kamerkoor, Purcell’s The Tempest with The New London Consort in Brighton, four concerts with the American Bach Soloists in California, and step-out solos for The Monteverdi Choir in Princeton, USA. He is the first recipient of the American Bach Soloists’ Jeffrey Thomas Award – an award for emerging professionals who show exceptional promise and accomplishment in the field of early music.
Solo CDs from the last two years include Mozart’s Requiem, Exultent Superi (Couperin), Musique Sacrée (Charpentier), and Music for Salzburg Cathedral (Mozart), all with New College, Oxford, and Dixit Dominus (Handel) with Queen’s College, Oxford. Recent television appearances include Nelson Mandela’s memorial service at Westminster Abbey, a service to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation, David Starkey’s Music and Monarchy, and the BBC’s Messiah at the Foundling Hospital.
Alongside solo work, Guy also enjoys working with a number of the UK’s most prestigious consorts, including The Tallis Scholars, The Monteverdi Choir, Polyphony, The Gabrieli Consort, The Sixteen, The Marian Consort, The Orlando Consort, Gallicantus and Alamire. Outside of the UK, he has begun working for both Emanuelle Haim’s ensemble, Le Concert D’Astrée, and the Nederlands Kamerkoor. Touring highlights of 2014-15 include Australia, Japan, four visits to the USA and a live BBC television prom with The Tallis Scholars.
Solo projects on the horizon include a trip to Japan to perform Mozart’s Requiem followed by a recital of renaissance and baroque music in Shizuoka, Purcell Odes with the Gabrieli Consort in the Wigmore Hall, a concert of Mozart works in Oxford’s Holywell Music Room with Edward Higginbottom, several Bach cantatas with Concert d’Anvers in Antwerp, Belgium and Evangelist for several performances of the St Matthew Passion in The Netherlands with Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht during Holy Week 2015.