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Hobbs, Thomas (tenor)
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Thomas Hobbs (tenor)

Born in Exeter, Thomas Hobbs graduated in history from King’s College London. He was awarded the RCM Peter Pears Scholarship at the Royal College of Music and recently completed his formal studies at Royal Academy Opera.

An associate artist of the Classical Opera Company, Thomas made his Royal Academy Opera début as Fileno in Haydn’s La fedelta premiata, conducted by Trevor Pinnock, and has subsequently made debuts with English National Opera (Telemaco, Monteverdi The Return of Ulysses) and with Bordeaux Opera (Handel Messiah). Other engagements include the title role in Arne’s Alfred, Tempo in Handel’s Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Dinsinganno (both Classical Opera Company) and the title role in Britten’s Albert Herring (Royal Academy Opera).

On the concert platform, highlights include Mozart C Minor Mass on tour in Italy (Frans Bruggen), Bach B Minor Mass in Europe and the Far East (Philippe Herreweghe/Collegium Vocale), Bach St Matthew Passion in Europe and the USA (also with Herreweghe), Handel Messiah (Helmut Rilling/Bachakademie Stuttgart), Britten Nocturne (Paul McCreesh/Stavanger Symphony Orchestra), Handel Joshua (Hans-Christoph Rademann/Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin) and Handel Israel in Egypt (Frieder Bernius/Stuttgart Kammerchor). Closer to home, his engagements have included Bach St Matthew Passion (Stephen Cleobury/King’s College Cambridge), Handel Messiah (Northern Sinfonia, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, City or Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra) and a programme of Haydn arias at the Wigmore Hall (Classical Opera Company).

His growing discography includes the role of Damon in Handel Acis and Galatea (Dunedin Consort/John Butt), Bach B Minor Mass (also Dunedin Consort) and Monteverdi Vespers (New College Oxford/Edward Higginbottom).

Albums

Bach: Mass in B minor
Studio Master: CKD354Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Byrd: Laudibus in sanctis & other sacred music
CDA67568
Fire burning in snow
CDA67600
Fire burning in snow – Baroque Music from Latin America
This album is not yet available for downloadSACDA67600Super-Audio CD
Handel: Acis and Galatea
CKD319Download only
Handel: Chandos Anthems Nos 5a, 6a & 8
Studio Master: CDA67926Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Handel: Esther
Studio Master: CKD397Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Mozart: Requiem
Studio Master: CKD449Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Complete works available for download

JUAN DE ARAUJO (1648-1712)
¡A, del cielo!with Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor)
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750)
Mass in B minor, BWV232with Dunedin Consort, John Butt (conductor)
WILLIAM BYRD (1539/40-1623)
Alleluia. Ave Maria … in mulieribus. Alleluia. Virga Iessewith The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Apparebit in finemwith The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Beata es, Virgo Mariawith The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Beata viscerawith The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Domine, exaudi orationem meam, inclinawith The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Salve sancta parenswith The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Tribulatio proxima estwith The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Unam petii a Dominowith The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759)
Acis and Galatea, HWV49awith Dunedin Consort, John Butt (conductor)
As pants the hart 'Chandos Anthem No 6a', HWV251bwith Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Esther, HWV50awith Dunedin Consort, John Butt (conductor)
I will magnify thee, O God 'Chandos Anthem No 5a', HWV250awith Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Stephen Layton (conductor)
O come, let us sing unto the Lord 'Chandos Anthem No 8', HWV253with Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Stephen Layton (conductor)