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William Knight started his musical career as a chorister of St Paul’s Cathedral, London. He studied Music at the University of York, where he was the Tenor Choral Scholar at York Minster, and now lives in the Netherlands working as a soloist and ensemble singer.
As a soloist William has worked with ensembles such as Les Talens Lyriques (C.P.E Bach’s Magnificat - conducted by Christophe Rousset), the Nederlandse Bachvereniging (Schütz, Schein, Hammerschmidt - conducted by Jos van Veldhoven), Collegium Vocale Gent (Monteverdi’s Vespers - conducted by Philippe Herreweghe), Amsterdam Baroque (Bach Cantatas - conducted by Ton Koopman), Het Nederlands Kamerkoor (Handel’s Israel in Egypt conducted by Richard Egarr), Brabant Koor (Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana), Gli Angeli (Sacred and profane Madrigals of Monteverdi - conducted by Stephan Macleod), and Capilla Cayrasco (CD - Sacred Music by Ockeghem & Josquin conducted by Eligio Luis Quinteiro). He sings frequently as an evangelist for many dutch ensembles during passiontime every year. Recently he played the main role of Vivian in a new opera by Renske Vrolijk called 'Uncut', on the subject of transgender.
William is also a founding member of The Windsor Consort, a Dutch based early music vocal ensemble specialising in music of the 17th and 18th Century. Here he draws on a lot of experience he had working as an ensemble singer in the UK and Netherlands, where he worked with renowned groups such as The Sixteen, The Gabrieli Consort, The Marian Consort, Cappella Amsterdam and Het Nederlands Kamerkoor.
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