About Stephen Bloy

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Stephen Bloy received his early musical training at Worth School, West Sussex and came back to singing in his early twenties under the tuition of Vivienne Bott in Brighton and Jeremy Ovenden in London.

He studied with Michael Goldthorpe at Trinity College of Music, London, where he gained valuable experience in performing at the Norwich Festival and at the Royal Festival Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall.

He gained several awards at the Brighton/Hove Music Festivals 1998/99 and received a commendation at Llangollen Musical Eisteddfod 1999 – International Singer of the Year. He has also worked as Tenor soloist with Counterpoint Chamber Choir in Sussex under the direction of Aanna Colls.

Operas

Operas include: Beatrice Cenci (first Carpenter) and Dialogue des Carmélites (Father Confessor) – Spitalfields Opera. Falstaff, The Barber of Seville and The Abduction from the Seraglio, Xerxes with British Youth Opera at Covent Garden; Fortunio and I Capuleti e I Montecchi – with Grange Park Opera.

Concerts

Concerts include: Mozart's Requiem, St. Cecilia's Mass by Haydn, Bach's St. John's Passion with Neil Jenkins, Stainer's Crucifixion, Handel's Messiah, Messe Solennelle de Ste Cecile by Gounod, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle.

He has performed in many concerts and his repertoire includes pieces from Strauss, Lehar, Kalman (Countess Maritza), Noel Coward to Andrew Lloyd Webber as well as several arias from well known operas.

He has performed light Opera and Popular Classics in Surrey and Sussex and in the Burgundy region of France with the group Gli Amici Della Musica.

Church music

He has a wide experience of church music and sacred arias and is a member of the Arundel and Brighton Lourdes Pilgrimage Choir who in Summer 2011 completed a new CD of their work.

Continuing studies

Stephen currently studies with Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks.

Stephen Bloy singing in Lourdes

Stephen received his early musical training at Worth School, West Sussex and came back to singing in his early twenties, studying with Vivienne Bott in Brighton and Jeremy Ovenden in London.

He later studied with Michael Goldthorpe at Trinity College of Music, London, where he gained valuable experience in performing at the Norwich Festival and at the Royal Festival Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall.

He gained several awards at the Brighton/Hove Music Festivals 1998/99 and received a commendation at Llangollen Musical Eisteddfod 1999 – International Singer of the Year. He has also worked as Tenor soloist with Counterpoint Chamber Choir in Sussex under the direction of Aanna Colls.

Stephen has a wide experience of church music and sacred arias and is a member of the Arundel and Brighton Lourdes Pilgrimage Choir who completed a new CD of their work in Summer 2011.

He has performed light Opera and Popular Classics in Surrey and Sussex, and in the Burgundy region of France with the group Gli Amici Della Musica.

Stephen has a wide-ranging repertoire, from Strauss, Lehar, Kalman (Countess Maritza), Noel Coward to Andrew Lloyd Webber, as well as arias from well known operas.

Opera roles with Spitalfields Opera, British Youth Opera at Covent Garden, and with Grange Park Opera

  • Beatrice Cenci
  • Dialogue des Carmélites
  • Falstaff
  • The Barber of Seville
  • The Abduction from the Seraglio
  • Xerxes
  • Fortunio
  • I Capuleti e I Montecchi

Oratorio performances

  • Mozart: Requiem
  • Haydn: St. Cecilia's Mass
  • Bach: St. John's Passion
  • Stainer: Crucifixion
  • Handel: Messiah
  • Guonod: Messe Solennelle de Ste Cecile
  • Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle