Geoffrey Mitchell Biography (Wikipedia)
Geoffrey Mitchell is a countertenor-voiced chorister and choral conductor.
Mitchell joined Exeter Cathedral choir at the age of eight. Ten years later, he joined the Renaissance Singers, while undertaking National Service in the Royal Navy.
Mitchell has performed with the Purcell Singers, Schütz Choir, Cantores in Ecclesia, Pro Cantione Antiqua and the John Alldis Choir and as a soloist.
He is a former Professor of Counter-Tenor at the Royal Academy of Music and former chairman and as of 2016 is vice-president of the National Federation of Cathedral Old Choristers’ Associations. Also as of 2016, he is chief guest conductor of Carillon, guest conductor of Brazil's Camerata Antiqua of Curitiba, and director of the London Festival Singers.
He conducted early recordings of Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita for Andrew Lloyd Webber. At live performances by Pink Floyd of their Atom Heart Mother suite, he conducted his own Geoffrey Mitchell Choir as well as the brass section. Filmed extracts from two of these performances are included in the Pink Floyd box set The Early Years 1965–1972.
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