|James Oxley was elected President of Malvern Festival Chorus in September 2016.
He has appeared at all the major concert halls in London, at Symphony Hall Birmingham and Philharmonic Hall Liverpool, and notable UK concert credits include Missa Solemnis with Heinrich Schiff and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Stravinsky Renard with Psappha at the BBC Proms, Haydn Creation and Mozart Great Mass with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Handel Alexander’s Feast with Northern Sinfonia and Nicholas McGegan. His engagements have taken him throughout Europe, especially to France where he has worked with Philippe Herreweghe, Hervé Niquet and Christophe Rousset.
Equally at home on the operatic stage, he has sung the roles of Lensky and Belmonte at the Opera de Rennes, Lucano in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea at English National Opera, Ferrando Cosi fan tutte and the title role in Candide at the Opera de Rouen, Acis Acis and Galatea at the Reinsberg Festival conducted by Martin Haselböck, and the title role in the high-tenor version of Gluck’s Orphée at Theater Dortmund.
Recent and future highlights include Bach’s St Matthew Passion with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and at the Three Choirs Festival, Bach’s St John Passion with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Tavener’s Requiem with the Bach Choir at the Royal Festival Hall in London, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Handel’s Messiah with the CBSO and Il Fondamento, and the role of Madwoman Curlew River for Opéra de Dijon.
(photo - Faye Thomas)