Pre-Christmas Concert, Bergen, Norway

Collegium Musicum Norway image

Sunday 5th December 2021

Bergen, Norway

Pre-Christmas Concert

Concerto Grosso op. 6 no. 8 in G minor

J S Bach
Cantata “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland” BWV 61/62 
Cantata “Ich freue mich in dir” BWV 133

Bjarte Engeset Conductor

Annika Synnøve Beinnes Soprano
Eva B. Landro Alto
Kieran White Tenor
Peter Lidbetter Bass

Sigurd Imsen Orchestra leader

Håkon Matti Skrede Kormester

Collegium Musicum Choir and Orchestra

Première Week!

Kieran standing beside Castor and Pollux poster in Warsaw

The week of the premiere has come and the process and creation of Castor et Pollux is almost complete here in Warsaw. General rehearsal is tomorrow and premiere 27th November.

I will be singing 27th and 28th November and really looking forward to sharing this production with an audience.

Stage Director/Choreographer
Deda Cristina Colonna

Musical Director
Benjamin Bayl

Set, Costumes, Lights and Multimedia Designer
Francesco Vitali

Assistant Stage Director
Hannah Gelesz

Assistant Choreographer
Adrian Navarro

Assistant Set Designer
Alec Boreham

Castor Kieran White
Pollux Kamil Zdebel
Télaïre Tosca Rousseau
Phoebé Anna Werecka
Jupiter Dawid Biwo
Le Grand Prêtre de Jupiter Wojciech Sztyk
Cleone/Une Ombre Heureuse/Une Suivante d’Hebé Ingrida Gapova
Un Athlète/Mercure/Un Spartiate Alek Rewiński

Adrian Navarro
Valerie Lauer
Elisa Bermejo Gomez
Alberto Arcos
Dominik Skorek
Aleksandra Pawluczuk
Joanna Lichorowicz-Greś
Slawomir Greś

MACV – Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense
Warszawska Opera Kameralna

Artistic Director
Alicja Węgorzewska

The Review is in…

A review of 10e Concours international de Chant baroque de Froville is in and I’m still floating on a high and very happy to share it.

“The English tenor Kieran White, scheduled to perform last at the competition, will leave a strong impression. It is possible to wonder whether Bach’s “Deposuit” from the Magnificat was ever sung as well. The radiant fullness of Monteverdi’s “O quam pulchra” (SV 317), where the voice is supported only by basso continuo, is touching. Finally, “Every Valley”, from Messiah, confirms the singer’s talent. The sound production is beautifully timbred and powerful; the support, the range, the articulation, everything is there, with an appropriation of the text worthy of the greatest. He will be awarded the second prize.”

“Kieran White, ténor anglais, qui passera le dernier, fera forte impression lui-aussi. Le « Deposuit » du Magnificat de Bach a-t-il été aussi bien chanté ? Il est permis d’en douter. La plénitude radieuse du « O quam pulchra » de Monteverdi (SV 317), où la voix est soutenue par la basse continue, est touchante. Enfin, « Every Valley », du Messie, confirme le talent du chanteur. L’émission, bien timbrée, puissante, le soutien, la longueur de voix, l’articulation, tout est là, avec une appropriation du texte digne des plus grands. Il sera récompensé par le deuxième prix.”

Yvan Beuvard – Forum Opéra
15th Septembre 2021

Kieran White recital image
Kieran at Froville 2021, accompanied by Malcolm Archer

On Cloud 9

I’m living on cloud 9 right now, just been awarded 2nd prize at the Froville International Baroque Competition! It’s been a wonderful experience and I’m thrilled with the result.

It was a total pleasure to share this moment with my original mentor Malcolm Archer and to make music together in the semi finals. He was there as my continual support in the final as well. Thanks to my mentor Jean Paul Fouchécourt for his continual belief and patient work with me.

Froville 2021 finalists image

Congratulations to all involved and thanks again Concours International de Chant Baroque de Froville.

Froville 2021singers image

Froville International Baroque Competition

I’m super happy to announce that thanks to Malcolm Archer I am through to the Final of the Froville International Baroque Competition! Time to relax tonight but back to work tomorrow and Final on Sunday. The last time the two of us competed in a competition together was the finals of BBC Chorister of the Year 2002 and 2003. I now have a slightly different voice but we are very much in sync! Beautiful memory.

Kieran with Malcolm Archer
…with Malcolm Archer.


From the Webmaster:

A couple of reviews of Kieran’s performance recently, in Handel’s Alcina

“Kieran White (who was also in the recent L’egisto) made a sympathetic Oronte, reduced to doing what he was told and rightly puzzled by Morgana’s behaviour. White and Nic Dhiarmada made the relationship believable so that during the first two acts it did not simply seem like hi-jinks, which can often be the case. White’s tenor has a nice, plangent quality to it which suits the music admirably. As is often the case with smaller Handel roles, you wished he had a greater role in the drama.”

Robert Hugill, 26th August 2021, Planet Hugill


“Oronte (tenor Kieran White), consistently elegant”

Yehuda Shapiro, 31st August 2021, The Stage


Kieran as Oronte - Handel Alcina
Kieran as Oronte – G F Handel “Alcina”

Press Quotes…

Delighted to receive this review from my time at @dorsetopera this summer. Was a special moment for me to perform on home soil…

Kieran, appearing as Damon, Dorset Opera

“A special word for Baroque tenor, Kieran White. He replaced an indisposed singer in the role of Damon, Acis’ friend, late in the day and his true ‘haute-contre’ was possibly the clearest and most focused voice of all the soloists.”

Daily Express, Martina Bet @dailyexpress

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