John Elwes
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1946-10-20
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John Elwes

John Elwes Biography (Wikipedia)

John Joseph Elwes (original name John Hahessy) (born 20 October 1946), is an English tenor singer.

Born in Lewisham, London he was Head Chorister in the choir of Westminster Cathedral, London. His musical and vocal education were furthered by the eminent harpsichordist George Malcolm, the then Director of Music. Under the name of John Hahessy ( his father was from Carrick-on-Suir, Co.Waterford, Ireland ) he had considerable success as a boy soprano - from BBC broadcasts and recordings with Decca to concerts with such conductors as Benjamin Britten. He made the 1st recording of Benjamin Britten's Canticle "Abraham and Isaac", singing the role of Isaac, accompanied by the composer. Britten later dedicated his "Corpus Christi Carol" to him. He went on to study at the Royal College of Music, and made his stage debut as a tenor in 1968 at The Proms.

John Elwes is particularly well known for his sensitive and musical performances. His repertoire is extensive ranging from Monteverdi, Rameau, Bach and Handel to Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Mahler and Britten. He regularly performs with the leading conductors of baroque, classical and contemporary music. He has sung in over one hundred recordings, including Dowland's First Book of Ayres, Schubert's song cycles Die Schöne Müllerin and Winterreise, Purcell's The Tempest, Bach's St Matthew Passion and Mass in B minor, Handel's Messiah and Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, for which he was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2008.

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André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry
Overture and Duo (Le jugement de Midas)
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Overture and Duo (Le jugement de Midas)
Dieterich Buxtehude
Ciaccona "Quemadmodum desiderat cervus" (BuxWV.92)
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Ciaccona "Quemadmodum desiderat cervus" (BuxWV.92)
George Frideric Handel
Foundling Hospital Anthem: Blessed are they that considereth the poor
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Foundling Hospital Anthem: Blessed are they that considereth the poor
Agostino Steffani
Io Voglio Provar
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Io Voglio Provar
Benjamin Britten
Cuckoo! (Friday Afternoons)
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Cuckoo! (Friday Afternoons)
George Frideric Handel
Foundling Hospital Anthem
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Foundling Hospital Anthem
George Frideric Handel
Cecilia, volgi un sguardo (Cecilia, cast a glance)
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Cecilia, volgi un sguardo (Cecilia, cast a glance)
Leopold I (Holy Roman Emperor), Susanne Rydén, Mieke van der Sluis, Steven Rickards, John Elwes, Christian Hilz, Bach‐Collegium Stuttgart, Concentus Vocalis & Joshua Rifkin
Motet: Doloribus Beatae Mariae Virginis (No.7 in G minor)
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Motet: Doloribus Beatae Mariae Virginis (No.7 in G minor)
André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry
Selections from Le Jugement de Midas
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Selections from Le Jugement de Midas
Agostino Steffani
Stabat Mater (cujus Animam)
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Stabat Mater (cujus Animam)

Stabat Mater (cujus Animam)

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Marta Almajano
Mieke van der Sluis
Koor & Barokorkest van der Nederlandse Bachverenigeng
Gustav Leonhardt
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1994: Prom 11
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Royal Albert Hall
1994-07-24T13:52:08
24
Jul
1994

Proms 1994: Prom 11

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1979: Prom 17
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Royal Albert Hall
1979-08-07T13:52:08
7
Aug
1979

Proms 1979: Prom 17

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1977: Prom 01 - First Night of the Proms 1977
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Royal Albert Hall
1977-07-22T13:52:08
22
Jul
1977

Proms 1977: Prom 01 - First Night of the Proms 1977

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1975: Prom 33
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Royal Albert Hall
1975-08-27T13:52:08
27
Aug
1975

Proms 1975: Prom 33

Royal Albert Hall
Winter Proms 1972–3: Prom 08
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Royal Albert Hall
1973-01-05T13:52:08
5
Jan
1973

Winter Proms 1972–3: Prom 08

Royal Albert Hall

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