Repertoire: Wedding ceremonies, sacred music, opera, early music.
Trained: York Minster, Lichfield Cathedral and Royal Holloway, University of London
Profile: Simon started his musical life as a chorister at York Minster, and has since held choral scholarships at Lichfield Cathedral and Royal Holloway, University of London, where he was a prize-winning graduate in music.
Simon has performed a large number of major oratorio and operatic roles, including Handel’s Messiah; Bach’s St John Passion (Christus and Pilatus), St Matthew Passion and Christmas Oratorio; Haydn’s Creation and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Aeneas). He also sings with a number of choirs in and around London, the BBC Singers (with whom he has sung as a soloist), the Eric Whitacre Singers, Exaudi, Polyphony, and Tenebrae being perhaps the most notable. He is the Bass in the six-piece a capella (unaccompanied) vocal group Q Six, and a member of the baroque group The Rococo Consort. He is recorded as a soloist with James Bowman and Fiori Musicali on the CD, Zelenka: Requiem in C Minor.