International star Robert Murray sings with the Bury Bach Choir

We are delighted that world-renowned tenor Robert Murray will join the Bury Bach Choir for our 90th anniversary concert on Saturday 19 March at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.

He will sing the Evangelist in Bach’s St John Passion, telling the story through intricate recitative and the beautiful tenor arias.  If you came to our performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion three years ago, you will remember how movingly and brilliantly he conveyed the emotion of the piece.

We are so lucky to have him to sing with us in Bury St Edmunds and it will be a performance not to be missed!  He is fitting in our concert between his debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, in their new production of Peter Grimes conducted by Edward Gardner, and the Symphony Hall Boston, in Haydn’s Creation, conducted by Harry Christophers. 

Robert Murray studied voice at the Royal College of Music before joining the National Opera Studio and then the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. 

He has performed principal roles with the Royal Opera House and Hamburg State Opera, the English National, Welsh National, Norwegian and Bergen National operas, the Venice Biennale, and the Edinburgh, Beijing and Salzburg festivals.

In concert, Murray has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Spira Mirabilis, Barokksolistene, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra, The Handel & Haydn Society of Boston, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.

Later this year, Rob will return to Garsington Opera as Peter Quint/Prologue in The Turn of the Screw, sing Mark in The Midsummer Marriage in concert with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Edward Gardner, make his debut as Florestan in Fidelio with the Irish National Opera, before joining The Cunning Little Vixen on tour with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Further ahead, Rob will make his debut at Teatro alla Scala Milan as Antonio in The Tempest.

Recent highlights include the world premiere of Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground at the Royal Opera House and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.  He will also appear at the Aldeburgh Festival, Brighton Festival, Wigmore Hall, Dartington Hall and Oxford Lieder Festival.

In addition to recordings for major labels, Rob is committed to contemporary music and has performed the music of Gerald Barry, Hans Werne Henze, Harrison Birtwistle, Colin Matthews, Cecilia McDowell, George Benjamin, Elliott Carter and Emily Hall.

To buy tickets for this special anniversary concert, which starts at 7.30pm, phone the box office on 01284 758000, or go to and follow the links.



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