Stuart O’Hara

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Born and raised in Liverpool, Stuart is a graduate of Durham University and the University of York, and studies with Alexander Ashworth (RAM). Renowned for a wide vocal range and sensitivity to text, he maintains a busy schedule of solo, consort, and choral singing across the UK, and is equally happy as a recitalist, on the operatic stage, or singing polyphony in small ensembles. His specialisms include Russian and English song, and music of the Baroque era, particularly that of JS Bach. He is a songman in the Choir of York Minster.

​He has worked with directors and conductors including Eamonn Dougan (Britten Sinfonia Voices), Justin Doyle (RIAS Kammerchor), Philip Duffy (Liverpool Bach Collective), JanJoost van Elburg (Westerkerkkoor, Amsterdam), Robert Hollingworth (I Fagiolini), Ton Koopman (Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir), James MacMillan (with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra), Paul McCreesh (with the Royal Northern Sinfonia),  Peter Seymour (Yorkshire Baroque Soloists), and Andrew Parrott (Tavener Consort).

Recent engagements include Roger Marsh’s Il Cor Tristo at York Late Music 2019, Zelenka’s Missa Dei Patris with I Fagiolini at Brecon Baroque, and a recording project of the vocal music of Hans Gal with Borealis. Highlights for 2020 include Mendelsson’s Elijah with St. Hilda’s Festival Chorus, and Handel’s Theodora at Suffolk Villages Festival.