We’re thrilled to reveal that our newest Tenor Associate Artist for 2020-21 is to be Toby Ward. We held a couple of very successful days auditioning in February and are very glad to have Toby joining the remaining members of the current cohort, Victoria Meteyard, Hannah King and Joseph Edwards.
Here is some more information about Toby:
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.
He is greatly looking forward to his involvement with the Associate Artist programme, in particular the education and outreach work of Tenebrae.