Photo: Mónica Monteiro
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 now lives in the Netherlands working as a soloist and ensemble singer.
As a soloist he has worked extensively with ensembles such as Collegium Vocale Gent conducted by Philippe Herreweghe (Monteverdi’s Vespers - European/Russian tour and CD recording), Amsterdam Baroque conducted by Ton Koopman (Bach Cantatas), Het Nederlands Kamerkoor conducted by Richard Egarr (Handel’s Israel in Egypt), Brabant Koor (Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana), Gli Angeli conducted by Stephan Macleod (Josquin’s Missa malheur me bat), Capilla Cayrasco conducted by Eligio Luis Quinteiro (CD - Sacred Music by Ockeghem & Josquin), and Nieuw Bach Ensemble conducted by Krijn Koetsveld (Evangelist and arias in Bach’s Johannes Passion).
Alongside his work as a soloist he has worked with many of the best ensembles in Europe such as Het Nederlands Kamerkoor, Cappella Amsterdam, The Sixteen, Huelgas Ensemble, Egidius Kwartet and The Gabrieli Consort. He is also a founding member of The Windsor Consort, a Dutch based early music vocal ensemble.
He has had the pleasure of performing in many of the most renowned concert halls in the world, including Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, Marrinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, and Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona.
Upcoming engagements include Bach’s Weihnachts Oratorium with Amsterdam Baroque conducted by Ton Koopman, Tenor soloist for a new production on the subject of Transgender with Het Nederlands Kamerkoor conducted by Peter Dijkstra, and Tenor Soloist for a new production of 16/17th Century music for Bach Vereniging conducted by Jos van Veldhoven.