Greg Tassell

Genre: Tenor

Artist Reviews

"This biblical text is interspersed with solo arias providing devotional commentary. Soprano Kirsty Hopkins and tenor Greg Tassell movingly conveyed their horror at what they were anticipating or witnessing while fluently negotiating long high-lying lines."

Tenor arias, St John Passion - St Albans Choral Society 2019 - Alan Nafzger, Hertsad24.co.uk

"The soloists were a well-matched trio. The tenor (as Uriel) has only one aria (In native worth) in which he can shine, but Greg Tassell handled this with aplomb and a clear tone, although with less engagement than the other two soloists. This slightly distanced approach, however, worked well for his narrative passages, which were delivered with the clipped conciseness that befits an archangel who receives scant scriptural description."

Creation, St John's Smith's Square - The Whitehall Choir 2019 - Barry Creasy, musicomh.com

Biography

Tenor Greg Tassell is much in demand as a soloist on the oratorio & recital platform. Recent notable engagements have included the Mozart Requiem, Bach B Minor Mass and the Monteverdi Vespers at Cadogan Hall, Britten’s St Nicolas and Macmillan’s Gloria in Coventry Cathedral and the Evangelist in Bach’s St John Passion at St Martin in the Fields and Eton School. Greg has become particularly well known for performing the role of the Roasting Swan in Carmina Burana in full costume. In 2017 Greg was honoured to be one of the chosen soloists at the Presteigne Festival, performing Walton’s rarely heard “Anon in Love” and Cecilia Macdowell’s “In some corner of a foreign field” with full orchestra, to critical acclaim.

Greg was brought up on a hop farm near Tunbridge Wells in Kent and was a chorister at Durham Cathedral. He studied music at Exeter University, becoming a choral scholar at Exeter Cathedral. After a two-year stint working at a publishing company in London, Greg won a place on the post graduate diploma course at the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied under David Lowe and Ryland Davies. He has reached the finals of both the London Handel Competition & London Bach Prize and was runner-up at the inaugural John Kerr Award for Early English Song of which he is now a trustee.

On the opera stage, Greg has performed various roles with English Touring Opera, being the first to ever play the role of Badger in Tobias Picker’s Fantastic Mr Fox. He was also part of ETO’s award-winning education programme, presenting opera to special needs children. Greg has since performed with Opera a la Carte and more recently, with Nova Music, creating the role of David in Charlotte Bray’s contemporary three-person opera, Entanglement.

Aside from his solo performances, Greg is a founder member of professional chamber choir Sonoro (www.sonoromusic.com) and vocal quartet Twilight ensemble. (www.twilightensemble.com)

www.gregtasselltenor.com

For Oratorio, Concert and Operatic roles please scroll down:

Oratorio and concert rep
Composer Work
Bach JS Ascension Oratorio
B Minor Mass
Cantatas 55, 147,
Christmas Oratorio
Easter Oratorio
Magnificat
St John Passion – Evangelist & Arias
St Matthew Passion – Evangelist & Arias
Beethoven Mass in C
Mass in D
Missa Solemnis
Britten Les Illumination
Misericordium
Serenade for tenor and horn
St Nicholas
The Company of Heaven
Bruckner Te Deum
Carissimi Jephta
Chilcott Requiem
Dvorak Mass in D
Stabat Mater
Requiem
Finzi Dies Natalis
Goodhall Eternal Light
Hamilton Requiem
Handel Chandos Anthems 11
Dettingen Te Deum
Dixit Dominus
Foundling Hospital Anthem
Israel in Egypt
Jeptha
Judas Maccabeus
Messiah
My Heart is Inditing
Ode For St Cecilia’s Day
Samson
Theodora
Haydn The Creation
Imperial Nelson Mass
The Seasons
St Nicholas Mass
Macmillan Gloria
Maunder Olivet to Calvary
McDowall Some Corner of a Foreign Field
Mendelssohn Elijah
Hymn of Praise
Lauda Sion
Monteverdi Vespers
Mozart Mass in C
Mass in C minor
Requiem
Orff Carmina Burana
Parry The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Pergolesi Magnificat
Puccini Messa di Gloria
Rossinin Petite Messe Solonnelle
Stabat Mater
Rutter St George and the Dragon
The Wind in the Willows
Schutz St Matthew Passion
Stainer The Crucifixion
Vaughan Williams Hodie
Serenade to Music
Opera Roles
Beamish The Angel – Hagar in the Wilderness
Bray David – Entaglement
Britten Albert – Albert Herring
Handel Acis/Damon – Acis & Galatea
Mozart Belmonte – The Abduction from the Seraglio
2nd Priest – The Magic Flute
1st Armed Man – The Magic Flute
Basilio – The Marriage of Figaro
Offenbach Mercury – Orpheus and the Underworld
Picker Badger – Fantastic Mr Fox
Smetana Jenik – The Bartered Bride

 

Artist: Greg Tassell
Label: Ann Ferrier Artists
Genre: Tenor