Julian Stocker

Genre: Tenor

Artist Reviews

"Fine tenor solos"

"Yanomami" by Marlos Nobre - CD recording with Coro Cervantes - Classical Music Magazine

“Julian Stocker gave an impressive performance of this work”.

"Yanomami" by Marlos Nobre - CD recording with Coro Cervantes - New Music Magazine


Julian Stocker was born in London, and spent his early years in Highgate and then Cambridge where he was a chorister at St John’s College. He later studied at York University where he gained a BA Honours degree in Music.  His career involves a mixture of concert and recording work both as a soloist and choral singer, as well as performing in Opera and Musicals.

As an oratorio soloist he has a wide repertoire ranging from early works such as Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers which he performed live on Radio 3, to Twentieth Century music such as Britten’s Saint Nicolas and Arvo Pärt’s Passio.  In the world of contemporary music, he has premiered works by Michael Finnissy, Robin Holloway, Roxanna Panufnik (BBC Proms), sung the part of St George in Karen Wimhurst’s Dragon Pageant with the Bournemouth Sinfonietta, and recently appeared in the Edinburgh Festival performing new works by Lynn Plowmann and Cheryl Frances Hoad.

Musical, theatrical and operetta roles have included Fulbert in Kendal Kirkland’s Eloise and Abelard at the Southwark Festival, Nanki Poo in The MikadoOrpheus in Orpheus in the Underworld (Offenbach) and the Defendant in Trial by Jury, whilst in modern opera he was the Samurai Warrior in Alejandro Vinão’s Rashomon, premiering the work at Gothenburg and Karlsruhe Opera houses and throughout Europe.  Other operatic roles have included Belmonte and Pedrillo in Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio (Holland Park Opera), Caspar in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors (Windsor Castle), Rudolfo in Puccini’s La Boheme (Park Opera) and Don Jose in Carmen (WEOS). In 2013 he performed Britten’s church parables at the Aldeburgh festival, St Petersburg, and Buxton festival with Mahagony Opera under the direction of Frederic Wake-Walker and Roger Vignoles. He has also worked extensively in France for Opera de Bordeaux, Montpellier, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, and Opera de Nice.

As an experienced recording artist he has appeared on several award winning discs, most notably with The Cardinall’s Musick, recording the entire works of William Byrd.  He has featured on discs for Westminster Abbey, The Sixteen and Minerva Scientifica and has taken part in numerous recordings for Opera Rara, The Gabrielli Consort, and Westminster Cathedral Choir.  He has also given song recitals in French and English song and German Lied.

He appears regularly with the BBC Singers, The Tallis Scholars, The Academy of Ancient Music, The English Concert, Opus Anglicanum, and Electric Voice Theatre and is a full-time singer with Westminster Abbey choir where he has sung since 1999.  Choral highlights have included Brahms Requiem under Sir Simon Rattle, The Last Night of the Proms under Sir Andrew Davies (2018) and singing at the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Future engagements include Mozart’s C Minor Mass and singing the role of The Evangelist in Bach’s St John Passion with Westminster Abbey Choir (2019).

For Oratorio and Concert repertoire please scroll down:

Oratorio and concert rep
Composer Work
Bach Christmas Oratorio
St John Passion
St Matthew Passion
Beethoven Mass in C
Mass in D
Choral Symphony number 9
Britten Company of Heaven
Rejoice in the Lamb
St Nicholas
Bruckner  Mass in E minor
Mass in F minor
Charpentier Messe de Minuit
Dvorak Mass in D Major
Stabat Mater
Te Deum
Elgar The Apostles
The Dream of Gerontius
The Kingdom
Handel Acis and Galatea (Damon and Acis)
Alexander’s Feast
Dixit Dominus
Israel in Egypt
Judas Maccabeus
Utrecht Te Deum
Haydn The Creation
Imperial Mass
Nelson Mass
Maria Theresa Mass
The Seasons
Stabat Mater
Kelly, Brian Crucifixion
Kodaly Missa Brevis
Mendelssohn Elijah
Monteverdi Vespers
Mozart Litanie KV125
Litanie KV195
Mass in C minor
Missa Brevis
Vespers KV 339
Purcell Come ye Sons of Art
Dido and Aeneas
Ode on St Cecilia’s Day
Welcome to all the Pleasures
Rachmaninov Vespers
Rossini Messe Solennelle
Stabat Mater
Rutter Psalmfest
Vaughan Williams Hodie
Serenade to Music
Verdi Requiem
Vivaldi Gloria
Artist: Julian Stocker
Label: Ann Ferrier Artists
Genre: Tenor