William Knight - Tenor

William Knight started his choral career in the choir of St Paul's Cathedral in London. He studied music at the University of York, while singing at York Minster as a Tenor Choral Scholar.

Thereafter, William worked for a time in London as a freelance singer, where he sang with famous ensembles such as The Sixteen, the Geoffrey Mitchell Choir and the Gabrieli Consort. He has also sung in several church choirs, including those of Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, Brompton Oratory and Temple Church. He also took lessons with Ian Partridge during this time.

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William Knight - Tenor
Vocals and Composition

In early 2014, William moved to the Netherlands. Specialising in high tenor singing, he has also sung several haute-contre roles as Colin in Rousseau's Le Devin du Village and Actéon in Charpentier's Actéon. Besides singing in the Netherlands Chamber Choir, William works regularly with Collegium Vocale Gent, Capilla Cayrasco and Capella Amsterdam.

Another passion of his is composing. Several of his works have already been performed in England, and the Netherlands Chamber Choir recently sang the world premiere of his work Dirge for Fideles and at The Personal Archive Sessions his composition Four Seasons through my Window.

William greatly enjoys his position as one of the core members of the Netherlands Chamber Choir, of which he has been a member since November 2014, and looks forward to the many projects to come.

"I would go into a practice room, and I would compose."

William Knight - The Personal Archive Sessions
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