Past Performances

2021

Folk Songs & Other Ditties – Clun, Shropshire – July 24th and 25th

The AESS Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition 2021 July 3rd

Co-ordinator

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AESS Courtney Kenny Award – preliminary round judge May 30th

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2020

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Courtney Kenny Award and Patricia Routlendge National English Song Competition

Co-ordinator

2019

Masterclass with pupils of Jane Roberson

Dentford Heights Studio, Gressenhall

November 17th

The AESS Patricia Routledge Nation English Song Competition – June

The AESS Courtney Kenny Award – March

Co-ordinator for both competitions

2018

The AESS Patricia Routledge Nation English Song Competition – June

Co-ordinator

Rotary Club Young Musician of the Year Norfolk Heat

Gresham’s School, Holt

Rotary Club Young Musician of the Year Norfolk Heat Judge

Sunday January 28th 2018

Eastern Daily Press Release:

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/young-musicians-will-play-for-success-at-multi-million-pound-music-centre-1-5295463

Rotary Club Young Musician of the Year Regional Final

Rotary Club Young Musician of the Year Regional Final – Judge

Sunday, February 25th

2017

Messiah at Gresham’s School

Messiah from Scratch – Tenor soloist

Gresham’s School, Holt

Sunday, December 10th 2017

7.30pm

Hindringham Methodist Guild

November 10th 2017

AESS Unsung Heroes Concert Cambridge – September 24th at 3.00pm

Rotary Young Musician of the Year North Norfolk Heat – Adjudicator

Sunday, 29th January 2017 at 2.30pm

Chapel of Gresham’s School

2016

North Walsham Opera Appreciation Club

The recorded legacy of an opera house built on a convent garden

The Highways and Byways of Opera

No matter how well one thinks one knows one’s opera, there are always some surprising facts, figures and episodes that surprise. I enjoy walking the highways and byways of opera, exploring some of the lesser know comings and going of the operatic world in its history and practice. In this lecture, I am looking at the recorded legacy of an opera house situated on what was once a convent garden west of the City of London. Currently, The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the building is the third theatre on this site and it has a varied, rich and sometimes surprising history.

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North Walsham Opera Appreciation Club

Tuesday, November 1st at 7.30pm, The Atrium, North Walsham

The Great American Songbook

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My Life Around Opera

Stephen recounts how he got the ‘opera bug’ after singing as a child at Covent Garden. A humorous romp through a life lived immersed in opera, both as a performer and connoisseur, with audio examples.

St Ninnian’s Church, North St, Moniaive, Dumfriesshire

Sunday August 21st at 3.00pm for one hour

Admission: £10

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The Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition 2016 – Co-ordinator

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama on Wednesday, May 25th from 6.00pm

Let Us Garlands Bring – April 23rd 2016

On the occasion of Her Majesty, the Queen’s 90th birthday and Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary of death, Let Us Garlands Bring celebrates all that is best in British music and the English language with a programme of songs across four centuries.

With Kathleen Wyatt – piano

Saturday, April 23rd at 5.00pm for one hour

Christ Church, Fulmodeston NR21 0LZ

Free entry, retiring collection for the church

Folk Songs & Other Ditties

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The AESS Courtney Kenny Award 2016 – Co-ordinator

The final will take place at Tonbridge School on Sunday March 6th

Rotary Young Musician of the Year, District Final – Judge

February 28th, Big School, Gresham’s School at 2.30pm

February 28th, Big School, Gresham’s School at 2.30pm

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Norfolk District Final

Norfolk District Final

2015

FROM FLANDERS TO THE TOWER November 28th at 3.00pm

Poppies

Jennifer Thomas narrator

Stephen Miles tenor/reciter

Kathleen Wyatt piano

The story behind the ceramic poppies in words, music and pictures, devised by Jennifer and Stephen with a script by Richard Thomas, gives a special insight not just into that wondrous display at the Tower of London to commemorate the start of the First World War, but also of life in the trenches and the dreadful wartime days the poppy commemorates. This extended tapestry of poems and songs is incredibly moving.

Saturday 28 November 2015, 3pm

The Old Chapel, South Creake, NR21 9JF

Tickets £10, refreshments available.

Booking through the Yorke Trust website www.yorketrust.org or 01328 823501

The Life, Times and Artistry of Maria Callas. November 3rd at 7.30pm, the Atrium, North Walsham

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An illustrated talk about one of the most important singers of the 20th Century.

North Walsham Opera Appreciation Society at 7.30pm, The Atrium, North Walsham

November 3rd

A Night at the Musicals

St Mary’s Church

with Nicholas Hills – piano

St Mary’s Church, Tittleshall PE32 2PN

Saturday, October 10th at 6.00pm for one hour

Free Entry, retiring collection for the church

The Bishop’s Prize for Music 2015, Co-ordinator. Prize-giving at a service of evensong on September 22nd at Norwich Cathedral

Bishop’s Prize for Music: http://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/article?id=2076

Wymondham Choral Society

St. Mary’s Church Attleborough

Sat 18 Jul 2015 7.30

Every Purpose under the Heavens by Howard Goodall
In the Mood  –  Classic popular songs

Karen Harries  – Mezzo-soprano     Stephen Miles  – Tenor

http://www.wymondhamchoralsociety.org.uk

Review:

“… a highlight of the evening, ‘Stranger in paradise’, ‘With a song in my heart’ and ‘All the things you are’ were the seductive songs chosen by the fine tenor, Stephen Miles.”

Wymondham & Attleborough Mercury 13/08/15

Folk Songs & Other Ditties, Thursford Church,  July 11th at 5.00pm

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Folk Songs & Other Ditties at Hindolveston Church, June 27th at 5.00pm

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Spring Concert, Fakenham Methodist Church, April 18th at 7.00pm    Withdrew due to illness

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The AESS Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition –      Co-ordinator

Final to be held Wednesday May 13th

Visit: http://www.aofess.org.uk/competitions/

The AESS Courtney Kenny Award – Co-ordinator

Final to be held on Sunday March 15th

Visit: http://www.aofess.org.uk/competitions/

Love Songs with Peter Macken – Piano and Peter Trent – Lute

The Norton Rooms, The Shrine of Our lady of Walsingham February 13th

Burns Night at Sheringham Golf Club January 24th                                                                                 As part of a Burns Night supper at Sheringham Gold Club Stephen will sing some Burns songs with James N. Laird at the piano.

 

2014

November 1st at 11.00am. Thornage Parish Church – Songs of Memory with James. N Laird as part of the opening of the WW1 exhibition.

November 4th at 7.30pm – Tenorissimo! A talk about favourite operatic tenors, their voices and repertoire.  The Atrium, North Walsham Opera Appreciation Club,

July 25th at 12.30pm – Songs of Memory to commemorate the Great War with Kathleen Wyatt – Piano at St Andrew’s Church, Holt as part of the Holt Festival Fringe. Visit: http://www.holtfestival.org/

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July 22nd at 12.00pm – Folk Songs & Other Ditties at the Wells-next-the-Sea Methodist Chapel with Kathleen Wyatt – Piano

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June 13th Masques and Masquerades, King’s Lynn Town Hall  http://www.visitwestnorfolk.com/explore/kings-lynn/history/the-burney-family

http://www.visitwestnorfolk.com/sites/default/files/Burney_Festival.pdf

An evening of words and music
from the Early Diaries of Fanny Burney

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May 7th – AESS Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition – Co-ordinator Visit: http://www.aofess.org.uk/competitions.php

Eaton Parishes Concert, Norwich                                                                                                                 April 6th at 7.00pm St Nicholas Mass- Hayden, Dixit Dominus -Handel

March 9th – AESS Courtney Kenny Award – Co-ordinator Visit: http://www.aofess.org.uk/competitions.php

March 1st at 5.30pm – Folk Songs & Other Ditties at St Mark’s Church, Newnham, Cambridge CB3 9JZ with Kathleen Wyatt – Piano

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2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

  • Juror: Catherine Lambert Junior Recital Prize, AESS
  • The Music of Betty Roe – For the AESS, London
  • Folk Songs & Other Ditties – Concert For All Saints’, Kettlestone
  • Gregorian – Summer tour of Germany
  • Messiah – Fakenham Choral Society
  • Messiah Arias – Winburga Singers, Dereham
  • The Golden Compass film soundtrack

2007

  • Norwich Cathedral Choir
  • Ligeti Requiem – Lucerne Festival
  • La Passion de Simone – CBSO, Barbican
  • Crucifixion/St Matthew Passion/Messiah Excerpts – Fakenham Choral Society
  • Come Unto Him – Winburga Singers, Dereham
  • Auden Cabaret – Gresham’s School
  • Recital – Stibbard Church

2006

  • Recording and DVD for PBS America in Vienna with German vocal group

2004

  • Gregorian Tour of Russia – Gregorian

2002

  • Agent working with Talent Artists Ltd  2002-2007

2001

  • Hatfield House Tudor Evenings (Earl of Essex)

2000

  • St. Matthew Passion world tour – English Concert
  • Der Fliegender Holländer – De Vlaamse Opera, Antwerp and Ghent
  • Opera Concerts – Lyric Voices

1999

  • Cosi Fan Tutte (Ferrando) – St Albans Chamber Opera
  • Carmen (Don Jose) – Belcanto Festival Opera
  • Mefistophele – Royal Opera

1998

  • Parsifal – Royal Opera at the Rome Opera House
  • Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu) – Surrey Opera, Minack Theatre
  • Buxom Joan (the Tinker) & Boatswain’s Mate (the Boatswain) – St Albans Chamber Opera

1997

  • Lohengrin, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Apprentice) Covent Garden
  • Otello, Simon Boccanegra – Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
  • The Winter’s Tale (vocalist) – Shakespeare’s Globe opening season

1996

  • Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu) – Southgate Opera
  • Götterdammerung, Nabucco – Royal Opera
  • Moses und Aaron – Royal Festival Hall
  • Lucia di Lammermoor (Arturo) – Opera della Luna, Guildford and York

1995

  • Season Opera de Lyon, France
  • Kismet – Radio 2

1994

  • Cappriccio (Ein Diener) – Garsington Festival Opera
  • The Seasons, Holliger – European tour and recording
  • Peter Grimes (Bob Boles) – Mumford Theatre, Cambridge
  • Curlew River – Music Theatre Ulster, Covent Garden Festival

1993

  • Der Fliegender Holländer – Royal Opera
  • Acis and Galetea – Wiltz Festival, Luxembourg
  • Sinfonia, Berio – Amsterdam Concergebouw

1992

  • Alcione – Les Arts Florissants, Paris and European tour
  • Pygmalion – Les Arts Florissants, recording

1991

  • The Magic Flute (Monostatos and First Armed Man) – Regency Opera, York Theatre Royal
  • Pan and Syrinx (Sylvan) – London Baroque Opera, St George’s Hanover Square
  • Le Nozze di Figaro – Georg Solti, conductor. European tour

1990

  • Aix en Provence Festival
  • Sinfonia – Pierre Boulez, conductor. Barbican Hall
  • Kurt Weil Retrospective – Almeida Festival and BBC 2 – Robert Ziegler and the Matrix Ensemble

1989

  • Aix en Provence Festival
  • Carmen – Earls Court

1988 – 1979

  • Cappriccio (Light Music Group) – tour of France
  • Trial by Jury (Defendant) – Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond Festival
  • Kent opera (nine seasons) – UK, Singapore, Valencia, Vienna
  • Coronation of Poppea (Arnalta) – Kent Opera
  • Mikado – New Sadlers Wells Opera, Jerusalem Festival
  • Camelot (Sir Lionel cover and performance) – Apollo Theatre, West End
  • The Dancing Years (Ceruti) – Theatre Royal, Norwich
  • Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus) – Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
  • Katarina – Northcott Theatre, Exeter
  • Cats (Vocal Booth) – New London Theatre (six years)
  • Gilbert & Sullivan shows – touring Northern Europe
  • ILEA workshops for schools
  • Carmen, Manon Lescaut, La Clemenza di Tito (actor) – Royal Opera
  • Gilbert and Sullivan productions around England with World of G&S
  • Graduated, Royal College of Music, London. GRSM Hons 1979
  • Freelance session singing
  • Friday Night is Music Night for Nigel Brooks and Serenata Voices
  • Member of Guards Royal Military Chapel Choir (1990 – 1997)
  • Gentleman of the Choir, Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy (1997 – 2007)
  • Film soundtracks including the Star Wars Franchise, The Lord of the Rings franchise, A Christmas Carol, Crimson Tide, Enemy At The Gate, The Golden Compass, with London Voices
  • BBC Proms performances with various consorts

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