Benjamin is an imaginative and committed tenor. He is a keen recitalist and oratorio performer and is now seen increasingly on the stage in a variety of roles. He also takes part in projects involving other art forms, especially dance. He sings because it is a powerful way to communicate and share feelings and experiences with others.
Ben studied singing at Trinity Laban Conservatoire where he was the Morag Noble scholar, the Leverhulme Arts Scholar and the Linda Pilgrim Charitable Trust Scholar. He previously studied music and German in Durham, Vienna and at King’s College, London. Solo highlights include singing the Evangelist in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in King’s Place, The Swan in Orff’s Carmina Burana, Jennik in Smetana’s Bartered Bride, Lensky in Eugene Onegin, Tamino in Mozart’s Magic Flute, Flute in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni and Acis in Handel’s Acis and Galatea. He is a keen proponent of English Song and Lieder, and has performed Finzi’s Dies Natalis, Schumann’s Dichterliebe and Britten’s Winter Words in recital. He has sung in numerous masterclasses, most recently taken by tenor James Gilchrist. As a German speaker, he is especially keen on repertoire in that language, and adores exploring the differing thought processes that that language provides.
As a choir singer, he has sung with Tenebrae, the Sixteen, Stile Antico and many other smaller groups. He is also a member of the choir of St. James’ Spanish Place.