Christian Goursaud | Baritone

Christian performs with numerous professional choirs including London Voices, Philharmonia Voices, Armonico Consort, Maida Vale Singers and Oxford Voices. He is also co-founder and director of the vocal ensemble Il Suono, recently having given performances at King's Place, The State Hermitage St Petersburg, and other venues across the UK, France, and Spain. He is Gentleman-in-Ordinary of HM Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, and a member of the choirs of St Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Soho Square and the Roman Catholic Church of St Anselm and St Cæcilia, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, in addition to enjoying freelance work with numerous other professional church choirs including St Pancras Church, St Etheldreda's Ely Place, The Queen's Chapel of the Savoy, St Margaret's Westminster, Southwark Cathedral, Guildford Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral, Hampstead Parish Church and St Bartholomew the Great.

Recent solo engagements include Haydn Nelson Mass and Charpentier Te Deum (All Saints’ Festival Choir & Orchestra), Monteverdi Vespers (Collegium Musicum of London / The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble), Mozart Great Mass in C minor K. 427 (Brighton College Choral Society), Charpentier Te Deum (Sandbach Voices),  Bloch Sacred Service (Roehampton University) and Bach St Matthew Passion (Oxford Spezzati Soloists). Other concert repertory includes Bach St John Passion and Christmas Oratorio, Handel Messiah, and the Duruflé and Fauré requiems.

Opera roles include Father Philippe in Holst's The Wandering Scholar (Waistcoat Opera Company, Grimeborn Festival, Arcola Theatre) and Publio in Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito (cover, Opus Opera). Opera chorus work includes Rigoletto, NabuccoLa traviataUn ballo in maschera, La forza del destino and Il trovatore (Verdi), Carmen (Bizet), La Wally (Catalani), Pelléas et Mélisande (Debussy), Don Pasquale, La Fille du régiment (Donizetti),
L'amore dei tre re (Montemezzi)
Kat'a Kabanova (Janácek), L'amico Fritz (Mascagni), La Gioconda (Ponchielli), Iolanta (Tchaikovsky) and Francesca da Rimini (Zandonai) with Opera Holland Park,
and Carmen with the chorus of Chisinau National Opera.

Christian studies singing with Robert Rice, having pursued vocal training at the Royal Academy of Music with David Lowe while a choral scholar at King's College London.

Telephone: 07796 033585