Tenebrae is proud to introduce its 2020-21 Associate Artists.
Our cohort will join the Tenebrae team from September 2020, and will appear with us regularly in concert and on recordings as well as leading workshops for our Choral Development Partners. Congratulations to Toby, who will be joining current Associate Artists Victoria, Hannah and Joseph. We look forward to welcoming them to Tenebrae.
Victoria Meteyard (soprano)
Victoria began singing as a chorister at St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Warwick and went on to study a joint honours degree in Mathematics and Music at Royal Holloway, University of London as a Choral Scholar. After graduating in 2016, she held a Choral Scholarship at St Martin-in-the-Fields where she still sings regularly with St Martin’s Voices. Victoria has benefitted hugely from other choral training programmes such as Genesis Sixteen (2017/18) and the Monteverdi Choir Apprenticeship (2018/19), and is thoroughly enjoying being an Associate Artist with Tenebrae. She sings with many of the UK’s top ensembles such as the Eric Whitacre Singers, The Sixteen, ORA Singers, The Tallis Scholars, the Erebus Ensemble, Siglo de Oro, SANSARA and the chapel choir of the Tower of London.
Victoria also enjoys performing as a soloist. Highlights include Handel Dixit Dominus and Monteverdi Vespers at the Clifton International Festival of Music, Bach B Minor Mass at St Martin-in-the-Fields with the Academy of St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Beethoven’s Mass in C at St Mary’s Warwick and a recital tour of English and Japanese Song around Japan in 2019.
Victoria teaches Singing at Putney High School and enjoys taking workshops with London Youth Choir and Music Centre London through Tenebrae. In her spare time she likes going on cycle rides and learning Japanese.
Hannah King (mezzo-soprano)
Originally from Lancashire, Hannah was a pupil at Chetham’s School of Music before going on to read music at Trinity College, Cambridge, where she held both choral and instrumental scholarships. She now balances a schedule of professional singing, teaching and workshop leading.
Hannah performs with some of the country’s leading choirs, including Tenebrae, ORA and the Gabrieli Consort, and is a member of the Choir of the Chapels Royal, HM Tower of London. Whilst at university, she was a Pembroke Lieder Scholar, and won the Lady Frances Song Competition. She is also a former Fellow of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain. Hannah is passionate about supporting young people in music, and is co-director of Highbury Youth Choirs. She regularly works on education projects for the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, Westminster Cathedral and the Gabrieli Consort, and has a long standing partnership with Rosehill Theatre, delivering singing workshops across coastal primary schools in West Cumbria. She also composes for children’s voices.
In her spare time, Hannah can usually be found baking or walking other people’s dogs.
Toby Ward (tenor)
Toby was born in Wharfedale, Yorkshire, where his musical life began as a chorister at Leeds Minster and continued as a tenor choral scholar with Gloucester Cathedral Choir. He read music at Cambridge, singing with the Choir of King’s College under the late Sir Stephen Cleobury, and is currently a postgraduate scholar at the Royal College of Music studying with Alison Wells.
After graduation, Toby studied with the Samling Institute for Young Artists, culminating in Purcell/Blow opera at the Sage, Newcastle (Dunedin Consort, John Butt). He enjoys ensemble singing, working with groups including the Instruments of Time and Truth/Oxford Consort of Voices, Ex Cathedra, Ensemble Pro Victoria, The Carice Singers, The Hanover Band, SANSARA, and the choir of St Mary’s, Bourne St.
Alongside singing, Toby teaches at Queen Anne’s, Caversham, is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists and is a keen cricketer and birdwatcher.
Joseph Edwards (baritone)
Joseph Edwards began singing as a chorister at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, where he had the opportunity to perform at numerous royal occasions including the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles. He furthered his love of choral singing as a scholar at King’s College London, and graduated with distinction from the Vocal Studies Masters course at the Royal Academy of Music, where he was awarded the highest graduate diploma (DipRAM) for his final recital. He has studied with Alex Ashworth since 2015.
In 2016 he made his debut at Wigmore Hall in a recital for patients suffering with dementia, their friends, family, and carers as part of an outreach project through the Royal Academy of Music. Performing alongside pianist Joe Cummings, his programme included songs by Schubert, Howells’ Peacock Pie, and Richard Rodney Bennett’s Songs Before Sleep.
Joseph has performed with choirs across Europe and America, and was formerly a lay clerk at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark. He was the Director of Music of Take Note Chamber Choir and works as a freelance soloist across London. He holds a diploma in Music Performance (DipABRSM) and is in the final stages of his LRAM teaching award. He is currently Head of Singing at Ewell Castle School, where he takes pride in helping young singers to explore choral music. Joseph is particularly looking forward to the education and outreach opportunities as an Associate Artist with Tenebrae.