About

The English tenor, Kieran White graduated from The Royal Academy of Music achieving a Masters with Distinction

In 2018 he toured Bach’s Johannes Passion with Ton Koopman and Amsterdam Baroque, performing across Europe, In 2017 he toured Bach’s Matthäus – Passion.

He is particularly passionate about music from 17th and 18th Century, predominantly Bach’s Johannes & Matthäus Evangelists, recently performing in a number of venues across the United Kingdom and Europe.

He is an experienced Oratorio soloist and notably has performed Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium at Domkirken, Bergen, Bach’s Messe h-moll with Bristol Bach Choir, Monteverdi Vespers with Edvard Grieg Kor, Bergen, Rachmaninov Vespers with Bath Bach Choir and Johannes- Passion Arias in Sherborne Abbey.

During his two years at The Royal Academy he was involved in a wide range of projects including performances as a soloist in The Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Series, appearing in a Tenor and Harp concert in which he performed the song cycle A Birthday Hansel by Benjamin Britten and appearing as the Sailor in a production of Dido & Aeneas under the direction of Michael Chance.

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“It is not invidious to mention in particular the vital part played by soloist Kieran White (tenor) who, in the role of “Evangelist”, carried the weight of the whole narrative of the events as they unfolded. Singing from the pulpit with great feeling, but also (remarkably!) a good deal of eye contact with the audience, he brought to life the significance of Christ’s death in a way which must have deeply stirred those in the audience who are Christian believers, and maybe challenged those who are not.”

Derek Baldwin

He is an enthusiastic opera and oratorio soloist, especially a passionate performer of J.S Bach’s Evangelist roles.

Kieran also enjoys performing on the operatic stage and is extremely interested in the French baroque repertoire for an Haute contre, he has performed the two leading roles of Renaud in Lully’s Armide and Hippolyte from Hippolyte e Aricie by Rameau. He has also performed the lead tenor in all five of the one act operas by Rossini, as a founding member with the opera company Raucous Rossini he has performed across Scotland, England and Italy.

Kieran can be seen regularly with leading ensembles including Amsterdam Baroque, London Philharmonia Chorus, Copenhagen Soloists, Edvard Grieg Kor and Monteverdi Choir.

Having left London in June Kieran is enjoying his life as a freelance tenor, he fills his time singing as a soloist in numerous countries including Norway, Denmark, Holland and UK. When he is at home he
can be seen working on his fathers farm and sometimes singing whilst getting the cows in.

When his schedule permits Kieran White works with the distinguished Haute Contre Tenor Jean-Paul Fouchécourt in Lyon on specific projects/roles.

Repertoire

Oratorio

J.S Bach
Johannes-Passion (Evangelist & Arias)
Matthäus-Passion (Evangelist & Arias)
Christmas Oratorio (Evangelist & Arias)
B Minor Mass
Magnificat in D Major
Mass in G Minor
Coffee Cantata
Cantatas BWV 10, 62, 63, 80, 140, 147, 208

Britten
Cantata Misericordium

Carl Orff
Carmina Burana

Charpentier
Te Deum

Delius
Hassan

Händel
Chandos Anthem No.9
Messiah

Haydn
Die Schöpfung (Uriel)
Missa in Angustiis (Nelson Mass)
Missa Sancti Nicolai
Paukenmesse

Monteverdi
Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610)

Mozart
Coronation Mass
Mass in C Minor
Requiem

Rachmaninov
Vespers

Rossini
Petite Messe Solennelle
Stabat Mater

Schubert
Mass in G

Opera

Cavalli
La Callisto (Pane, La Natura)

Händel
Acis & Galatea (Acis, Corridon, Damon)

Lehár
The Merry Widow (Camille)

Lully
Armide (Renaud)

Mozart
Cosi Fan Tutte (Fernando)

Purcell
Dido & Aeneas (Sailor)

Rameau
Hippolyte e Aricie (Hippolyte)

Rossini
Il Signor Bruschino (Florville)
La Cenerentola (Ramiro)
La Cambiale di Matrimonio (Edoardo)
L’inganno Felice (Bertrando)
L’occasione fa il Ladro (Conte Alberto)

Strauss
Die Fledermaus (Alfred)

Vaughan Williams
Sir John in Love (Bardolph)

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Charpentier’s Te Deum was hoisted majestically on the shoulders of Kieran White (tenor)

Lucy Armstrong

Backtrack 28th March 2012

Press Quotes

“high-flying tenorial lyricism” – Opera Scotland – L’inganno Felice (Duke Bertrando)

“a sweet tone and was a neat and attractive actor” – Opera Scotland – Signor Bruschino (Florville)

“well-schooled and sweet-toned instrument” – Opera Scotland – Loccasione fa il ladro (Conte Alberto)

“With any production of a tragedie lyrique perhaps the first rule is find your haute contre. In the young tenor Kieran White music at Woodhouse found someone who could not just cope admirably with the high tessitura of Renaud’s role but make it sound expressive, lyrical and where necessary powerful. White had an admirable fluidity in his upper range and avoided that sense of sounding permanently surprised which some young tenors bring to the haute-contre repertory. White also had the advantage of a highly personable stage presence, making Armide’s obsession with the knight all the more believable. Musically the role of Renaud is a relatively passive one, but White brought out the lyrical beauties of the piece such has the scene where he is lulled to sleep by magic.”
Robert Hugill – Armide (Renaud)

“It is not invidious to mention in particular the vital part played by soloist Kieran White (tenor) who, in the role of “Evangelist”, carried the weight of the whole narrative of the events as they unfolded. Singing from the pulpit with great feeling, but also (remarkably!) a good deal of eye contact with the audience, he brought to life the significance of Christ’s death in a way which must have deeply stirred those in the audience who are Christian believers, and maybe challenged those who are not.”
Derek Baldwin – Lymington Times – St John Passion, Bach (Evangelist)

Media

Schedule

7.30pm: Saturday 19th January 2019

Christchurch Priory

Mozart, Vespers

Sarah Gilford – Soprano
Laura Hocking – Mezzo
Kieran White – Tenor
Felix Kemp – Baritone
 
Marcio da Silva – Conductor
Grange Choral Society

7.30pm: Wednesday 30th January 2019

The Cockpit Theatre

7.30pm: Thursday 31st January 2019

The Cockpit Theatre

7.30pm: Friday 1st February 2019

The Cockpit Theatre

Monteverdi,

L’incoronazione di Poppea

Kathleen Nic Dhiarmada – Poppea
Helen May – Nerone
Eric Schlossberg – Ottone
Gheorghe Palcu – Seneca
Sophie Levi – Ottavia
Kieran White – Arnalta
Joana Gil – Drusilla
Sarah Matousek – Amore/Damigella
Maya Wheeler-Colwell – Valetto/Fortuna
Celena Bridge – Virtu/Liberto/Pallade/Lucano

Ensemble OrQuesta

Director – Marcio da Silva

Music Director – Stephanie Gurga

7pm: Saturday 23rd February 2019

Christchurch, St Leonards on Sea

J.S. Bach

Christ lag in Todes Banden  
BWV 4 
Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen  BWV 12
Actus Tragicus
BWV 106
Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich BWV 150
 
Lin Westcott – Soprano
Eric Schlossberg – Countertenor
Kieran White – Tenor 
Alexander McMillan – Bass
Petra Hajduchova – Organ
Marcio da Silva – Baritone
 
Hastings Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Hastings Philharmonic Baroque

7.30pm: Friday 8th March 2019

St Pauls Cathedral, London

Berlioz 

Grande messe des morts: Requiem

Michael Spyres – Tenor 
 
 

Philharmonia Chorus

Philharmonia Orchestra  

John Nelson – Conductor

 

 

 

Saturday 16th March 2019

St Marys Crescent, Chard

Mendelssohn Elijah

 
Emilia Morton – Soprano
Sarah Denbee – Mezzo
Kieran White – Tenor
Thomas Humphreys – Baritone
 
Tim Donaldson – Conductor
South Somerset Choral Society

7.30pm: Friday 29th March 2019

Holmens Kirke, Copenhagen

4pm: 30th March 2019

Sct. Pauls Kirke, Århus

4pm: 31st March 2019

Sct. Mariæ Kirke, Helsingør

J.S. Bach, Mättheus Passion

Copenhagen Soloists
 
Jonathan Ofir – Conductor
 

7.30pm: Saturday 6th April 2019

St Georges, Bristol

J.S. Bach, St John Passion

Nicholas Mulroy – Evangelist Tenor
Dingle Yandell – Christus
Emilia Morton – Soprano
Kieran White – Tenor
 
Christopher Finch – Conductor
Bristol Bach Choir
 
Canzona 

 

Thursday 11th April 2019

Benslow Music

Handel, The Choice of Hercules

7pm: Saturday 13th April 2019

The Great Hall, Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth

J.S. Bach, St Matthew Passion (Eng)

Kieran White – Evangelist Tenor
 
Iain Ledingham – Conductor
South Bucks Choral Society

 

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