James Priest (BMus, MMus)


James is a freelance solo and choral baritone in and around London, singing with a number of established conductors, professional choirs and consorts, church and cathedral choirs, opera company choruses, choral societies and occasionally working as a session singer.

As a pianist, James is currently one of only two musicians 'in residence' at the prestigious wedding venue Hengrave Hall and is the pianist for Jazz piano + voice duo, The Standards.

James teaches piano (classical and Jazz), violin and singing privately in London and near Bishop's Stortford.

Performance Highlights

James's noteable engagements as a baritone soloist:

Starveling in A Midsummer Nighgt's Dream (Britten) with Surrey Opera, 2016
The Minack Theatre, Cornwall

Click here to watch James singing the role of Starveling at The Minack Theatre


Christmas Oratorio (JS Bach)
Truro Cathedral

A Shropshire Lad (George Butterworth) with the Uttlesforde Orchestra
St. Mary's Church, Saffron Walden

Mass in C (Beethoven) with St. Paul's, Knightsbridge Festival Choir
Paul's, Knightsbridge

HM Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Muster
Drumhead Service with
The Guards' Chapel Choir
Windsor Castle
I Gioielli della Madonna, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci & L'Elisir D'Amore
Opera Holland Park, Kensington (chorus)

'Nelson' Mass (Haydn) with CC21, conducted by Howard Williams   
Christ Church, Spitalfields

Ode on St Cecilia's Day (Henry Purcell) with Dover Choral Society
Dover Town Hall