Ben was born in Redruth and
has spent most of his life living in Cornwall. He is primarily a
‘cellist but of late has enjoyed success as a tenor soloist
throughout the county.
As a boy, he spent 6 years singing at
Truro Cathedral, including a memorable performance of Parry’s ‘I Was
Glad’ for the Queen in the Jubilee year of 1977. In 1993 he attended
the Birmingham Conservatoire of Music as a ‘cellist, but joined the
superb Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir, notable performances
including Durufle’s Requiem at St. Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham and
3 sell out evenings of Handel’s Messiah in Frankfurt Cathedral.
Ben then took up singing with Bob Bowman in Penzance, and has
since performed regularly in festivals, oratorios, and gala
performances. He has sung with Duchy opera in numerous country house
concerts, and as a soloist at the Hall For Cornwall in both the
Parisienne and Russian evenings. He has also been guest soloist with
Marazion Apollo, Mousehole, Newquay and Fourlanes male voice choirs
and has guested at the Last Night of the Proms with Helston Town
Band and St. Keverne brass band.
Ben's most recent performances
include guest soloist at the Cornwall Symphony Chorus Christmas
special in December 2017 and most recently as guest soloist with St.
Austell choral Society in their 'Victorian' Evening in November.
Ben is now a member of 'The Celtic Male Ensemble', who perform
regularly throughout Cornwall and who have just taken part in the
Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival in May, being
voted the best choir in Cornwall, and the best UK choir under 40
He is delighted to be taking part in the inaugural
'Intimate Opera' performance.