Born in West Sussex, Nick Pritchard (tenor) sang in the choir of New College, Oxford (where he studied music) and is currently studying singing with Russell Smythe and John Fraser at the Royal College of Music. In 2013 he won First Prize in the Dean and Chadlington Singing Competition and the London Bach Society Bach Singers’ Prize.
Concert appearances include Messiah (Royal Albert Hall), Israel in Egypt, Acis and Galatea and Ode on St Cecilia’s Day; Haydn The Creation (St Martin in the Fields), Beethoven Mass in C, Mozart Requiem, Dvorak Stabat Mater, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle; Finzi Dies Natalis, Oh Fair to See and ’Til Earth Outwears; the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610, On Wenlock Edge and Four Hymns (Vaughan Williams); Bach’s St John Passion, Christmas Oratorio, St Matthew Passion, and Magnificat; and Britten’s War Requiem, Canticle 1, Winter Words and Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings.
Recent opera roles include Lucano L’incoronazione di Poppea and Torquemada L’heure espagnole (for RCM International Opera School); Count Almaviva The Barber of Seville, Lysander A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Co-Opera Co.), Mr Ford Falstaff (Salieri), Prologue The Turn of the Screw (Opera Holland Park), Alfred Die Fledermaus, Tamino The Magic Flute, Mr Peachum The Threepenny Opera (Weill), Batille (cover) in Rameau’s Anacreon for the OAE, Ferrando Cosí fan tutte, Paulino The Secret Marriage (British Youth Opera, for which he won the Dame Hilda Bracket award from Sadler’s Wells), Telemaco The Return of Ulysses for Iford Arts, and Egeo (cover) in Cavalli’s Jason (ETO).
Current season/future plans see him undertake the role of Tamino for the RCM International Opera School; a concert tour with the Ensemble Pygmalion; a European tour of the B Minor Mass with the Monteverdi Choir; the Evangelist in Bach’s St Matthew Passion for the Vaughan Williams Leith Hill Festival and St Peter’s College, Oxford; recitals at the Oxford Lieder Festival; Messiah with the Hanover Band, the Orchestra of St John’s Smith Square and (in the Netherlands) with Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht; the St John Passion with the Wooburn Singers; and King Arthur at the Wigmore Hall.