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Sam Young



Sam will be performing with Bath Camerata as part of The Ludlow English Song Weekend on Saturday 6th April.

British baritone Sam Young trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under the tuition of Marcus van den Akker. He previously completed his Masters and Bachelor of Arts at Bath Spa University under Henry Moss.

Over the years Sam has worked as a soloist and chorus member with companies such as Oxford Opera Company, Bampton Classical Opera, Dorset Opera Festival, Bath International Music Festival, Iford Arts, and has appeared in concerts across the UK, Europe and China. He has also been a participant in masterclasses with esteemed singers and practitioners such as John Shirley-Quirk, Isobel Buchanan and Christopher Cowell. Sam’s awards include the Chartered Surveyor’s Vocal Prize at GSMD and The Bath Spa University Performance Award. He was a finalist in the Dean and Chadlington Singing Competition in 2015.

In 2018 Sam was awarded the Chartered Surveyor’s Vocal Prize at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Some of Sam’s roles in opera and oratorio include Moralès (Carmen); Haman (Esther); Don Alonzo (Le Cid); Le Duc (Scene, La jolie fille de Perth); Sailing Master (Scene, Billy Budd); Coryphée (Le Comte Ory); Herald(Macbeth); Squire (Thomas and Sally); Moore (The Dragon of Wantley); Pluto (Orphée aux enfers); Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro); Speaker (Die Zauberflöte).

Sam is a member of the Philharmonia Chorus as part of their Professional Singer Scheme. He was previously a member of award-winning chamber choir Bath Camerata, with whom he recorded their album, The Passing of the Year (SOMM Recordings), and made a television appearance on BBC4’s Lucy Worsley: Elizabeth I’s Battle for God’s Music. He will feature as a soloist on the soundtrack of an upcoming episode of Sky Art’s Urban Myths.

Sam is also a composer in his spare time, having written music for groups such as the Delta Saxophone Quartet and Plus Minus Ensemble. He is the composer of original rock musical Dennis!which has been performed multiple times in the South of England.






Saturday 6th April 2019, 2.30pm

Bath Camerata

The Ludlow English Song Weekend

The Passing of the Year concert (Bass chorus)

St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow, SY8 1AJ

Saturday 13th April 2019, 7.30pm

Malmesbury Singers

The Corelli Orchestra

 Bach St. John’s Passion (Jesus)

Malmesbury Abbey, Gloucester St, Malmesbury, SN16 9BA

Friday 19th April 2019, 7.30pm

Philharmonia Chorus

BBC Concert Orchestra

Verdi’s Messa da Requiem (Bass chorus)

King’s College, Kings Way, Cambridge. CB2 1ST

Tuesday 23rd July – Saturday 27th July, 7.00pm & 2.00pm

Dorset Opera Festival

Verdi’s Nabucco and Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor (Bass chorus/section leader)

Coade Theatre, Bryanston School, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0PX

Saturday 10th August, 7.30pm

Opera Anywhere

Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Papageno)

Penlee Park Open Air Theatre, Morrab Rd, Penzance TR18 4EX

Sunday 11th August

Opera Anywhere

Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Papageno)

Sterts Theatre and Arts Centre, Upton Cross, Liskeard, PL14 5AZ


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