50th Anniversay Concert
Last Night of the Proms
Saturday 16th November 2019 7pm
Marine Hall, Fleetwood
With Fleetwood and District Choral Society Junior and Youth Choirs
Soloist: Stuart Orme
Musical Director: Margaret Young
Orchestra: Sinfonia North West, Leader Janet Hitchen
Stuart Orme baritone
Stuart is a Samling Artist from Bewdley in Worcestershire. His studies took place in Manchester at the Royal Northern College of Music where he obtained in Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees. He now lives London after living in Manchester for eight years.
Roles on stage include Gregorio Romeo et Juliette (Grange Park Opera), Luther and Crespel Tales of Hoffmann (Opera Mio) Guglielmo Cosi Fan Tutte (RNCM), Papageno Die Zauberflote (RNCM), Harry Easter Street Scene (RNCM), Barabashkin Paradise Moscow (RNCM), Figaro The Marriage of Figaro (Heritage Opera), Schaunard La Boheme (Heritage Opera), Count Ceprano Rigoletto (Heritage Opera), Dottore La Traviata (Heritage Opera), Sciarrone Tosca (Mananan Opera Festival), and Aeneas Dido and Aeneas (Eboracum Baroque). Chorus commitments and covers roles have included I Capuletti e I Montecchi (Buxton Festival inc Lorenzo cover), Leonore (Buxton Festival), Tamerlano (Buxton Festival inc Leone cover), Albert Herring (Buxton Festival inc Sid cover), Macbeth (Buxton Festival), Aida (Opera Holland Park), Carmen (RNCM), La Belle Helene (RNCM), Vanessa (RNCM) and La Clemenza di Tito (RNCM).
On the concert platform, Stuart has been a soloist for Durufle’s Requiem (Manchester Chamber Choir) at the Bridgewater Hall, and Macmillan’s Seven Last Words on the Cross (BBC Philharmonic Orchestra). Other Oratorio solo performances include include Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Faure’s Requiem, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Bach’s Magnificat, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Haydn’s Mass in time of war, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Mozart’s Missa Brevis in C, Goodall’s Eternal Light, Schubert’s Mass in G, Bach’s Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Handel’s Utrecht Jubilate, Laurence Sherr’s Fugitive Footsteps, Purcell’s Te Deum & Jubilate and Stainer’s Crucifixion.
Stuart’s choral work includes Handel’s Messiah (OAE) and Orff’s Carmina Burana (Armonico Consort). He was a Lay Clerk at Manchester Cathedral for three years and is a BBC Radio 4 Daily Service singer. He is currently a part time singer at many of London’s top churches, including Temple Church, St Bride’s Fleet Street and All Saints Margaret Street. He has also recently started on the Philharmonia Chorus Professional Scheme, directed by Gavin Carr.
Stuart is a 2016 graduate of the Samling Artist Programme, where he received coaching’s and masterclasses from Particia Macmahon, Angelika Kirchschlager, Simon Lepper, and Shakespearean Actor Jimmy Garnon. He also took part in the 2016 Leeds Lieder Festival masterclasses, led by Roderick Williams.
For the one-hundred-year anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele in Ypres Belgium, Stuart stood in at the dress rehearsal of the BBC one concert that took place in the city centre in place of Roderick Williams. He performed Ivor Gurney’s ‘In flanders’ accompanied by Iain Burnside.
During the 2013 Rugby League World Cup opening ceremony at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Stuart hijacked a staged interview with Gethin Jones to perform the song “Delilah” by Tom Jones as part of a flash mob in front of fifty thousand people