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Halton, Jonah (tenor)

Jonah Halton (tenor)

Jonah graduated from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (GSMD), where he studied with Adrian Thompson. He regularly performs as a soloist within the UK and abroad. Competition successes include being placed as a finalist in the Guildhall’s English Song Prize (November 2018), winning the Franz-Schubert-Institut Lieder Prize (GSMD March 2019), and the Kathleen Ferrier Junior Bursary Award (October 2016), being placed as runner-up out of 16 competitors from the eight major conservatoires in the UK.

Performances and projects have included Don Ottavio (scenes from Don Giovanni) at GSMD; cover for Snout in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (GSMD); Chorus in Mozart’s Così fan tutte (GSMD); tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah; Schumann’s Dichterliebe; a “Three Tenors” recital (Music at Cheffings) coordinated by Sarah Walker; Second Israelite and Mordecai in Handel’s Esther; Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra and Voices at the Royal Festival Hall and St Denis Basilica, Paris; Jupiter in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld (GSMD); Oebalus in Mozart’s Apollo et Hyacinthus; tenor soloist in Schubert’s Mass in E flat; Claudio in a new opera of Much Ado About Nothing (workshopped by composer James Garner and Early Modern Conversions); and Obadiah in Mendelssohn’s Elijah.

Jonah has been part of recital tours of Europe and America for a number of years, most recently one to the east coast of North America. In the summer of 2019 he participated in a five-week residency on “Poetry and Performance of the German Lied” at the Franz-Schubert-Institut, Baden-bei-Wien, Austria.


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