William Searle’s promising solo career has seen him performing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, alongside Graham Johnson at the Wigmore Hall, live on Danish Radio with Mogens Dahl Kammerkor and in a world premiere at Carnegie Hall. Originally from Cardiff, he currently studies with Robert Dean and Adrian Thompson at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, following a Music BA at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Oratorio repertoire has included J.S. Bach’s Magnificat (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), St John Passion (The Gippeswyk Singers), B Minor Mass (Ipswich Chamber Choir) and Christmas Oratorio (Beccles Choral Society), Beethoven’s Choral Symphony (Cambridge University Symphony Orchestra), Britten’s St Nicolas (South Nutfield Choral Society), Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle (Southend Festival Chorus), Monteverdi’s Vespri della Beata Vergine (English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble), Stockhausen’s Stimmung (The Façade Ensemble), Maxwell-Davies’ Solstice of Light (Cantate) and Haydn’s Nelson Mass (LSO Discovery).
A graduate of the National Youth Theatre, William is an accomplished stage performer, with roles ranging across Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, the title role in Idomeneo, Tony in West Side Story (all Up The Hill), Anatol in Samuel Barber’s Vanessa (Brickhouse Theatre), Vašek in The Bartered Bride, Beppe in Pagliacci and Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (all GSMD Opera Scenes).
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