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Greg Tassell

Greg Tassell
Tenor

Greg Tassell was brought up on a hop farm in Kent and was a chorister at Durham Cathedral. He read music at the University of Exeter where he was also a choral scholar at Exeter Cathedral. He went on to study as a postgraduate at the Royal Academy of Music under Ryland Davies and attended master classes with the late Robert Tear among others. Whilst at RAM he was a prize winner in the 2008 London Handel Competition and was runner-up at the inaugural John Kerr Award for Early English Song of which he is now a trustee. He was also a young artist for Retrospect Ensemble under Matthew Halls with whom he appeared at the Wigmore Hall and toured Israel.

He is now in huge demand both in the UK and abroad for opera, oratorio and recital appearances. His portrayal of Britten’s St Nicolas is widely acclaimed, he is a popular Evangelist in Bach’s St John Passion and his Roasting Swan in Orff’s Carmina Burana dressed in white with feathers is always a crowd puller. He has worked for many opera companies including English Touring Opera, Nova Music and Opera A La Carte and has appeared at many of the UK’s and Europe’s leading classical music venues, including the Philharmonie Luxembourg, where he performed the award-winning educational opera Midnight Moon to critical acclaim. Greg sang in the premiere performances of the new opera by Charlotte Bray Entanglement about the hanging of Ruth Ellis, in 2015 at the Cheltenham International Music Festival and Presteigne Festival, and this year at LSO St Luke’s with Nova Music Opera under George Vass.

Greg has recorded albums with a variety of groups including the recently released London Early Opera album ‘Handel at Vauxhall’ on Signum Records, Finchcocks Press, L’Avventura London and Priory Records. Greg is a keen Elvis fan and often performs with his jumpsuit on at tennis and golf clubs around Kent & Sussex, even recently going as far as Cumbria for a recent engagement. 

 

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News featuring Greg Tassell

New review for Greg Tassell at Presteigne Festival - 1

"There was a lucky find, William Walton’s Anon in... READ MORE

Posted on September 13th 2017

New review for Greg Tassell at Presteigne Festival - 2

"The first half was punctuated by Cecilia McDowall's... READ MORE

Posted on September 13th 2017

Greg Tassell as Carmina Burana's roasting swan

Greg Tassell scored another hit with his performance... READ MORE

Posted on June 16th 2016

Kirsty Hopkins and Greg Tassell - new Handel at Vauxhall CD

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Posted on March 7th 2016

Kirsty Hopkins "concentrated, eerily beautiful performance"

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Posted on September 8th 2015

May Highlights

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Posted on May 1st 2014

April Highlights

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Posted on April 1st 2014

March Highlights

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Posted on March 1st 2014