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Chris Watson

Chris read music at Exeter University and for the last 22 years has been singing professionally with some of the finest vocal ensembles in the world.

He sang as a Lay Clerk for 14 years in the choirs of Durham Cathedral, Christ Church Oxford and Westminster Cathedral, and is a member of the Tallis Scholars, with whom he had made nearly 300 appearances. He also sings regularly with Tenebrae, Gallicantus, Alamire and Theatre of Voices, and has sung as a soloist for many leading conductors.

He has made over 100 recordings, many of which have won international awards, including one Grammy and eight Gramophone Awards. He is co-founder and director of the Oxford-based chamber choir Sospiri who regularly give concerts in Oxford and have toured Italy and France. They have produced five recordings, and are currently in the process of commissioning a new series of choral settings of First World War poetry.

His website is http://chriswatsontenor.com/