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Jan 11 2018

Medicine’s loss is singing’s gain as James comes West

As one of Britain’s leading tenors, who specialises in recital and oratorio singing, tenor James Gilchrist has a hectic schedule. Next weekend, he’ll make his debut visit to Galway, singing at Music for Galway’s annual Mid-Winter Festival, where the theme is Beloved – Composers in Love. He will be singing works including Britten’s Michelangelo sonnets, Schumann’s Lieder and opera arias.

Just before Christmas, he was in Holland, Germany and Budapest, touring with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. And his diary is almost totally booked out until June, with concerts in the UK as well as in Canada, Spain, Germany and Portugal.

Although music and singing were part of James’s life since childhood, his career path initially took a totally different route.



Read the full article on the Connacht Tribune website.

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