Summer Music Series: Chris Why
Thursday 18 August 2022 2:00pm
On Thursday 18 August tenor soloist Chris Why will be performing an afternoon recital as part of the Summer Music Series. Chris is a freelance tenor based in West Yorkshire and currently studies with Paul Nilon. He began his musical training as a chorister at Lincoln Cathedral and has served as a Lay Clerk at both Wakefield and Manchester Cathedrals. He has a First-class degree in music from the University of Sheffield. Subsequently, being awarded the Mrs Stewart Blake recital prize in his final year and the Young Singers Bursary with professional ensemble Stile Antico.
He currently performs nationally on the oratorio and recital stages. Recent highlights include Schumann Dichterliebe, Bach Johannes-Passion (St Mary Redcliffe), Verdi Requiem (Exeter Festival Chorus), Britten Saint Nicolas (East Riding County Choir), Rossini Messe Solennelle (Bath Bach Choir), and singing for Leeds Rhinos Rugby Club. Alongside this, Chris teaches singing privately and at Gateways Independent School in Harewood, Leeds.
This event is included in the Cathedral’s standard admission price.
Running from 30 June to 1 September, this year’s Exeter Cathedral Summer Music Series brings you an inspired season of performances by esteemed organists, orchestras and choirs, visiting from across the UK and Ireland.