Gareth Treseder (tenor) graduated from both the University of Bristol and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (where he was awarded the Manning Singing Prize for Tenors) , after which he was selected to become an Apprentice with the Monteverdi Choir. Solo engagements during his apprenticeship included Bach’s Cantata 61 and Cantata 70 in Paris Cité de la Musique (Paris), Berlin’s Philharmonie and London’s Cadogan Hall for a BBC Radio 3 broadcast. He has since performed as a consort soloist in Bach’s Jesu, meine Freude as part of the Choir’s Bach Motets recording on the Soli Deo Gloria label, winner of the Baroque Vocal Gramophone Award. He has also worked with the BBC Singers and The Sixteen, as well as singing regularly for St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey. He recently made his BBC Proms solo debut at the Royal Albert Hall in Bernstein’s Mass as First Blues Singer and Rock Singer.
Recent solo engagements include Respighi’s Lauda per la Natività del Signore in Cardiff’s BBC Hoddinott Hall; Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex as The Shepherd (Brussels’ Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, the Barbican in London); Handel’s Alexander’s Feast in Salzburg’s Mozarteum; Bach’s Mass in B minor in the Cathedral Duomo, Pisa; and Bach’s St John Passion both in the Snape Maltings Concert Hall and the Nikolaikirche in Leipzig.
© Brian Tarr