Born in Liverpool, Nicholas was a chorister at the city’s Metropolitan Cathedral before studying Modern Languages at Cambridge and voice at the RAM. He has since been in constant demand both in the UK and further afield in a wide range of concert, recital and opera engagements.

He has sung at many of the world’s great concert halls: the Sydney Opera House, Boston Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, Berlin Philharmonie and the Salzburg Festival.

He has sung John Tavener’s Requiem with BBC NOW, Piazzolla María de Buenos Aires with Mr McFall’s Chamber (also recorded for Delphian), Berio Sinfonia with RLPO, Britten Les Illuminations with the Britten Sinfonia in China, Haydn Creation with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Britten Serenade with Orquesta del Principado de Asturias, Britten Nocturne and Mozart Requiem with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

A committed recitalist, he has appeared regularly at the Wigmore Hall singing a wide range of repertoire including Purcell, both Bach Passions, Schubert, and the complete Britten Canticles. He has sung Janáček Diary of One who Vanished for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, for the Philharmonia at the RFH, and as part of the Aurora Janáček Festival, and given recitals at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, and festivals in Maribor, Ludlow, Bath and Orkney.

He has recorded extensively, with credits including a Gramophone Award winning Messiah, and critical acclaim for recordings of Matthäus-Passion, Maríade Buenos Aires, and projects with Theatre of the Ayre and the English Baroque Soloists. Highlights include Bach with the Royal Concertgebouworkest and Finnish Radio Symphony, a curated programme of Bach, Purcell and Silvio Rodríguez with Aurora Orchestra, and Handel with Philharmonia Baroque in the USA.

Nicholas is a Musician in Residence at Girton College, Cambridge, Associate Director of the Dunedin Consort, and a Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music. Outside of making music, he writes about art and music, and avidly follows Liverpool Football Club.

Nicholas Mulroy

"Mulroy sang with consistently fine tone, phrasing and colour, not to mention exemplary clarity of diction… he balanced a precise, silvery serenity with flashes of drama. It took us all the way from Baroque Europe to modern Latin America… you come away with ears refreshed and mind revived."

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When: Saturday 9 December 2023

Where: Holy Trinity Church, Stratforfd-upon-Avon

Performing: Handel’s Messiah