Tim Scott Whiteley, Bass

 

I started singing as a chorister at York Minster, and became head chorister in 1994. A little later on in life I did a one-year choral scholarship at Lichfield Cathedral before gaining a choral scholarship to Christ Church, Oxford, in 2000, where I read German and Linguistics. Having spent part of my degree in Vienna, Austria, I decided to move there on a more permanent basis in 2004. In the same year I co-founded "Cinquecento", a six voice ensemble specialising in neglected works of the 16th century from the Austrian Hapsburg courts. The group has now made nine recordings for the Hyperion record label.

 

My first concert with The Tallis Scholars was in 2007 at the BBC proms where we sang the ‘first modern performance’ of Alessandro Striggio’s 40 part mass. The first few concerts are always going to be memorable, not least because they are the most nerve-wracking - you’re often the only one that hasn’t sung the pieces before and rehearsal time is kept to a minimum! The most memorable concert so far for me, however, has to be singing at the Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, NZ, in 2013.

 

As well as singing for The Tallis Scholars, I work with a number of early music groups including the Clemencic Consort, Huelgas Ensemble and Alamire. Now living just outside of Vienna in Lower Austria I also work as a translator, voice-over speaker, and as a vocal coach and lyricist for pop/rock artists.

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