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Anthony Smith combines singing as a bass-baritone with postdoctoral research in astronomy. As a boy he sang as a chorister in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, and proceeded to learn the organ to a high standard. He began to take singing seriously only when offered free singing lessons on his arrival as an Organ Scholar at Cambridge in 1999. During his time at Jesus College he had lessons with Suzanne Flowers and Geoffrey Davidson, and sang as a soloist in Haydn's Nelson Mass and Zelenka's Lamentations. He was also a member of Les Joly Boys, an ensemble specializing in early secular vocal music.
On moving to Brighton in 2002 Anthony began studying with Charles Corp in Worthing. Recent performances have included Handel's Messiah in Hitchin and Worthing, Bach's St Matthew Passion (Christus) in Wandsworth and, with the Worthing Philharmonic Choir, Haydn's Creation, Nelson Mass and Harmoniemesse and Mozart's Mass in C Minor. He has also sung regularly with the BREMF SIngers and the BREMF Consort of Voices, both linked with the Brighton Early Music Festival (BREMF).
(As bass/baritone soloist)
12 July: Haydn's Harmoniemesse, Vaughan Williams's Serenade to Music and We know no thought of vengeance from The Magic Flute (Mozart). Worthing Philharmonic Choir concert at St Mary de Haura Church, Shoreham-by-Sea.
11 Mar: Musical evening at the Fairwarp Women's Institute, with Sarah Corp (soprano) and Charles Corp (piano).
14 Apr: Mozart's Mass in C minor (UK premiere of new edition by Robert Levin), Allegri's Miserere, and some movements from Mozart's Solemn Vespers. Good Friday concert at the Assembly Hall in Worthing with the Worthing Philharmonic Choir and the Sinfonia of Arun.
13 Dec: Musical evening at the Fairwarp Women's Institute, with Sarah Corp (soprano) and Charles Corp (piano).
3 Dec: Handel's Messiah at St Botolph's Church, Heene (Worthing), with Music at Heene.
22 Oct: Haydn's Nelson Mass, also two verse anthems, They that go down to the sea in ships by Purcell and Clarke's Thanksgiving Anthem. Worthing Philharmonic Choir concert at St Mary's Church, Goring-by-sea.
23 Apr: Handel's Messiah at St Mary's Church, Hitchin, with the Orpheus Choir.
3 Apr: Bach's St Matthew Passion (Christus) with the South West London Choral Society at St Ann's Church, Wandsworth.
27 Mar: Beethoven's Mass in C, St Botolph's Music Society, Colchester. Also Love bade me welcome by Vaughan Williams.
4 Oct: The Creation, Haydn, with the Worthing Philharmonic Choir.
His pure bass-baritone voice displayed maturity far exceeding his 23 years. (Worthing Herald)
16 Apr: Stainer's Crucifixion at St Mary's Church, Goring-by-sea.