William Knight started his musical career as a chorister of St Paul’s Cathedral, London. He read Music at the University of York, where he was the Tenor Choral Scholar at York Minster, and at present is singing as a freelance singer in Europe.


William is a core member of the Nederlands Kamerkoor and a founding member of the Windsor Consort. He also sings with several choirs, including Collegium Vocale Gent, Capella Amsterdam, Netherlands Radio Choir, Egidius Kwartet, The Sixteen, the Gabrieli Consort, BBC Singers, Chapelle

 

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du Roi, the Brabant Ensemble, and Capilla Cayrasco. In the Opera scene William has sung with De Nationale Opera in Amsterdam in their production of Faust, the Glyndebourne chorus in their production of Hippolyte et Aricie, the Opera Holland Park chorus in productions of Le nozze di Figaro and La rondine, and the Grange Park Opera chorus in productions of Madama Butterfly and Idomeneo.


As a soloist, William sings a lot of Bach, especially as evangelist in the passions. Other recent solo performances include Carmina Burana in the Eindhoven Muziekgebouw for the Brabant Koor, accompanied by Lucas & Arthur Jussen. Handel’s Israel in Egypt conducted by Richard Egarr in Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ for the Nederlands Kamerkoor. Other highlights include Handel’s Solomon in York Minster for the University of York Choir. The role of Saul in Purcell’s Saul and the Witch of Endor for the Ars Nova Ensemble and Choir. Saint Nicolas in Britten’s Saint Nicolas. Gounod’s Messe solennelle de Sainte-Cécile for Sheringham Cromer Choral Society. Haydn’s The Seasons for Halesowen Choral Society. Monteverdi’s Vespers for the Ampleforth and Ryedale Concert Choir. Handel’s Messiah, Purcell’s Fairy Queen, Purcell’s King Arthur, Purcell’s Hail, Bright Cecilia, Stainer’s Crucifixion, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle.