Neil Martin James JENKINS

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1945-04-09
Education Westminster Abbey Choir Sch (chorister), Dean Close Sch Cheltenham (music scholar), King's Coll Cambridge (choral scholar, MA), RCM
Books & Publications Carol Singer's Handbook, O Praise God, O Holy Night, Sing Solo Sacred, Bach St Matthew Passion and St John Passion, Christmas Oratorio, Magnificat, B Minor Mass, Easter Oratorio, Ascension Oratorio, Schütz The Christmas Story, Haydn: The Creation, The Seasons, Haydn Society of Great Britain: The Text of Haydn's The Creation (2005), Handel (contrib, 2011), John Beard, Handel and Garrick's Favourite Tenor (2012)
Recreations visiting ancient monuments, 18th century music research
Clubs N/A
Style Neil Jenkins, Esq
Career tenor; recital debut Kirckman Concert Series Purcell Rooms 1967, operatic debut Menotti's The Consul Israel Festival 1968; Geoffrey Tankard Lieder Prize 1967, Nat Fedn of Music Socs Award 1972; prof of singing RCM 1975-76, Cummins Harvey visiting fell Girton Coll Cambridge 2003; teacher various summer schs incl Dartington, Canford, Summer Music and Hereford 1989-; pres: Grange Choral Soc Hampshire, Haywards Heath Music Soc, Shoreham Oratorio Choir, Kent Chorus 2011-; vice-pres: Huntingdonshire Philharmonic, Brighton Competitive Music Festival; musical dir and conductor Sussex Chorus 2002-; patron Goldsmiths Choral Union; Roles incl: Ottavio in Don Giovanni (Kent Opera) 1971, Fenton in Falstaff (BBC) 1972, Ferrando in Cosi fan Tutte (Kent Opera) 1974, Almaviva in The Barber of Seville (WNO) 1974, Quint in Turn of the Screw (Eng Music Theatre 1977, Kent Opera 1979), title role in Return of Ulysses (Kent Opera) 1978 and 1990, Nadir in The Pearl Fishers (Scottish Opera) 1981-82, title roles in Peter Grimes (New Sussex Opera) 1981 and Robinson Crusoe (Kent Opera) 1983, Cat/Milkman in Higglety Pigglety Pop (Glyndebourne Festival Opera), Junger Diener in Elektra (Geneva) 1986 and 1990, Herod in Salome (WNO) 1991 and (Scottish Opera) 1993, Valzacchi in Der Rosenkavalier (WNO) 1994 and 2000, Sellem in Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress (WNO) 1996, Berg's Lulu (BBC Proms) 1996, Sir Philip Wingrave Owen Wingrave (Glyndebourne) 1997, Arnalta in The Coronation of Poppea 1998, Almoner in The Carmelites (WNO) 1999, Vitek in The Makropulos (Glyndebourne) 2001, Irus in Il Ritorno d'Ulisses (WNO) 2006, Bardolph in Falstaff (WNO) 2008, Quint in The Turn of the Screw (Dartingtom) 2010; Recordings incl: Rossini's Elisabetta Regina D'Ingilterra, Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, Bernstein's Candide, White House Cantata, Purcell's St Cecilia's Day Ode, Bach's St Matthew Passion and Cantata 131, Handel's Wedding Anthem, Schumann's Scenes From Faust, Henze's Kammermusik, Britten's Peter Grimes, Vaughan Williams' Hugh the Drover, Maxwell Davies' Resurrection, Stephen Dodgson's London Lyrics, Finzi's A Young Man's Exhortation; Film Soundtracks incl: Chariots of Fire, Revenge of the Pink Panther, SOS Titanic, Lion of the Desert
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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