Gordon Pullin

A distinguished tenor soloist, Gordon Pullin has sung all over the United Kingdom, in many European countries and in the USA. He has given a number of solo broadcasts on Radio Three (including a complete programme of Coleridge-Taylor, for which he also wrote the script), and on various local Radio Stations, mainly of English Song.

His interest in English Song began at school in Norwich, where his Maths master (a friend since schooldays of Gerald Moore) accompanied him singing Warlock and Purcell, as well as Schumann. When he was awarded a Choral Scholarship to St John's College, Cambridge, his choirmaster gave him his own bound collection of Parry's English Lyrics.

Apart from his wide knowledge of the standard tenor repertoire in all fields, he has given first performances by modern composers of opera, oratorio, songs and song-cycles. More recently he has devised programmes around such poets as Blake, Blunden, Clare, Graves, Hardy, Housman, Shakespeare, Edward Thomas and Tennyson. He has also edited a book of settings of Hardy for Thames Publishing.

A Past Warden of the Performers and Composers Section of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, he is now a member of its Suffolk Committee, as well as being a member of the Committee of the Bury Concert Club, and Artistic Adviser to Melford Music. An Honorary Member of the City Glee Club in London, he is also a founder-member of the Wren Consort of Voices at St Paul's Cathedral. At Kettlebaston, the tiny Suffolk village where he lives, he organises a Music Festival which takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Details of his forthcoming concerts and current CD's, (which are available by mail order), can be found on his web site at www.englishtenor.co.uk/

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