Tim Kennedy -  tenor, piano accompanist and organist


Tim is a freelance lyric tenor soloist, specialising in oratorio and recitals.  Recent oratorio engagements have been with a wide variety of choirs and choral societies across England and Wales.  This oratorio work has included Handel's Messiah and Semele, Bach's Passions and Oratorios, Mozart's Requiem and Vespers, Mendelssohn's Elijah, and Britten's St Nicholas.  In 2015 he was one of the soloists for the UK première of the newly-rediscovered requiem by Luigi Gatti, with Salford Choral Society and Manchester Camerata.  He gives regular solo recitals and very much enjoys the chance to sing at weddings and other such events.   

Tim studied singing for a number of years with Colin Iveson, a former Principal Vocal Tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music, on a private basis, but has worked extensively with a number of coaches including Russell Medley, Robin Humphreys, Martyn Parkes, John Powell, Angela Rowley, Helen Francis, Alec Crowe, Martin Bussey and Rosemary Hill.  Tim has attended the prestigious Abingdon Summer School for Solo Singers, studying with international artists such as Robin Bowman, Sue McCullough and James Gilchrist.  He has regularly attended the renowned AIMS singing course run by tenor Neil Jenkins.  In 2011 he sang the premiere of a work by Anthony Burgess, La pioggia del pineto, with composer Gavin Wayte at the piano. Another project, in 2014, involved singing Britten's First Canticle and some folk song arrangements in a talk about Britten by a consultant haematoloigst, to some of his medical colleagues.  In recitals he has worked with pianists John Gough, Catherine Hall-Smith, Christopher Stokes, and Elena Nalimova.

For over ten years he has sung regularly on BBC Radio 4 with the BBC Daily Service Singers.  Over the years he has also sung with the World Youth Choir, Ex Cathedra, the Armonico Concsort, Manchester Cathedral Choir, and many other excellent professional ensembles.  He regularly records rehearsal CDs for the company Espressivo Chorus, recording tenor and bass choral parts, often in one take!  

tim kennedy photo by Iren Merdinyan