Concerts

Friday 29th September, 2017 ~ St. John’s Church, Bury St Edmunds ~ 7:45pm
Concert and part talk entitled – “A Brief History of the Countertenor Voice”. Tickets are £6 on the door but better seats can be reserved in advance via tickets@robertcross.co.uk.

Sunday 22nd October, 2017 ~ Dorsten, Germany
Alto soloist with the Baroque Recorder Trio Polyphonica

Saturday 28th October, 2017 ~ Hyndman Centre, Bury St Edmunds ~ 10:30am-3:30pm
Vocal Workshop day with www.workshopvocals.co.uk

Saturday 16th December, 2017 ~ Holy Trinity Church, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5RG ~ 7:30pm
Soloist for Handel’s Messiah with The Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir. Tickets available from here.

Friday 22nd December, 2017 ~ Northampton Cathedral, NN2 6AG
Soloist for Handel’s Messiah with Fiori Musicali. Tickets available from here.

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Past Concerts

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September, 2017 ~ The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
Piano for The Voice Squad’s performance of Just So.

Sunday 6th August, 2017 ~ St Mary’s, Fawlsey (NN11 3BA)
Alto soloist in a performance of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with Fiori Musicali.

Tuesday 25th July to Saturday 29th July, 2017 ~ Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
Piano for Suffolk Young People’s Theatre performance of Made In Dagenham.

Thursday 22nd December, 2015 ~ The Guildhall, Northampton
Alto soloist for Mr Handel’s Messiah with Fiori Musicali.

Sunday 14th August, 2016 ~ St Mary & All Saints, Fotheringhay
Alto soloist in a performance of Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater and Albinoni’s Magnificat with Fiori Musicali.

Saturday 19th March, 2016 ~ Clarendon Muse, Watford
Alto soloist in a performance of Handel’s Messiah with the Radeltt Choral Society.

Wednesday 23rd December, 2015 ~ The Guildhall, Northampton
Alto soloist for Mr Handel’s Messiah with Fiori Musicali.

Saturday 8th August, 2015 ~ L’Eglise Saint-Marri, Paris
Returning to this popular concert series in a beautiful setting located near Centre George Pompidou with the Baroque Recorder Trio, Polyphonica.

Friday 17th July, 2015 ~ Biggleswade
Concert with Baroque Recorder Trio, Polyphonica.

Saturday 25th April, 2015 ~ Newmarket Academy
Directing the Newmarket Community Choir with a concert going “Through The Decades” of popular music.

Saturday 12th July, 2014 ~ Newmarket Community Choir ~ All Saints Church, Newmarket ~ 6pm
Saturday Night At The Movies ~ A selection of the best movie theme tunes accompanied by a live band.

Tuesday 25th March, 2014 ~ Newmarket Community Choir ~ Memorial Hall, Newmarket ~ 7:30pm
The Rhythm Of Life ~ A selection of chorus numbers and solos/duets from famous musicals, both old and new.

Friday 20th December, 2013 ~ Cantate Jubilate ~ St Michael’s Church, Camden, London ~ 7:30pm
A selection of traditional and modern carols performed by candlelight.

Friday 13th December, 2013 ~ Newmarket Community Choir ~ Tattersalls, Newmarket ~ 7:30pm
Choir festival carol concert.

Sunday 8th December, 2013 ~ Newmarket Community Choir ~ St Mary’s Church, Newmarket ~ 7:30pm
A selection of Christmas carols for this community carol concert.

Saturday 12th October, 2013 ~ Cantate Jubilate ~ St Michael’s Church, Camden, London
Director and Soloist for a performance of Antonio Lotti’s Requiem with the Kantanti Chamber Ensemble.

Saturday 6th October, 2013 ~ Roger Chinery & The Ballroom Dance Band
Guest pianist for a private function.

Saturday 28th September, 2013 ~ Newmarket Community Choir ~ Rowley Mile Racecourse for Cambridgeshire Day
Entertaining the race-goers for the Cambridgeshire Day race meeting.

Saturday 29th June, 2013 ~ Abbot Consort ~ Soham
Guest conductor for the Abbot Consort. The Abbot Consort are a chamber choir based in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. They perform a wide range of sacred and secular music from 15th to 21st century.

Saturday 22nd June, 2013 ~ Newmarket Community Choir ~ 7pm
The choir will be singing as part of the Newmarket Choirs Festival.

Sunday 16th June, 2013 ~ Kantanti Ensemble ~ St John Sub Castro, Lewes ~ 4pm
Alto soloist for Vivaldi Stabat Mater and Purcell Dido & Aeneas

Saturday 15th June, 2013 ~ Kantanti Ensemble ~ St Alfege Church, Greenwich ~ 7:30pm
Alto soloist for Vivaldi Stabat Mater and Purcell Dido & Aeneas

Tuesday 11th June, 2013 ~ Newmarket Community Choir ~ Exning Church ~ 7pm
A charity concert of light, Summer music from NCC and friends.

Friday 1st February, 2013 ~ Cantate Jubilate ~ Holy Innocents Church, Hornsey ~ 7pm
Cantate Jubilate during the Candlemass service, celebrated by the Bishop of Ely.

Saturday 22nd December, 2012 ~ Robert Cross Choir ~ Southbank, London.
The Robert Cross Choir will be singing at the German Christmas Market on the Southbank in London. 1:30pm start.

Saturday 15th December, 2012 ~ Clare College Choir ~ St. John’s Smith Square, London.
Alto soloist for a UK premier of Swayne’s Uncommon Prayers

Saturday 1st December, 2012 ~ Handel’s Messiah ~ Stoke Minster, Stoke-on-Trent
Alto soloist for this performance of Handel’s Messiah with the Ceramic City Choir.

Sunday 25th November, 2012 ~ Robert Cross Choir ~ Southbank, London.
The Robert Cross Choir will be singing at the German Christmas Market on the Southbank in London. 7pm start.

29th & 30th October, 2011 ~ St. Alfege, Greenwich and St John sub Castro, Lewes.
Conductor for the Kantanti Ensemble’s Songs of Light concert.

13th October, 2012 ~ St. Botolph’s Church, Colchester.
Performing as David in Handel’s Saul with the Colchester Bach Choir.

20th September, 2011 ~ BBC Radio 3 Choral Evensong with Clare College Choir, Cambridge. Alto soloist for Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb.

12th September, 2011 ~ Christchurch Cathedral Oxford
Soloist for Monteverdi’s Vespers with Fiori Musicali.

11th June, 2011 ~ Rochester Cathedral.
Soloist for Purcell Te Deum & Jubilate in D with the Rochester Choral Society.

23rd April, 2011 ~ St. John sub Castro, Lewes.
Soloist for Bach’s St. John Passion with Lee Reynolds and the Kantanti Ensemble.

2nd April, 2011 ~ West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.
Handel’s Messiah with the Cambridgeshire Choral Society, conducted by Andrew Parnell.

15th & 16th January, 2011 ~ Lewes / Greenwich.
Soloist for Antonio Lotti’s Requiem with Lee Reynolds and the Kantanti Ensemble.

14th January, 2011 (postponed from 18th Dec) ~ Brangwyn Hall, Swansea.
Alto soloist for a performance of Handel’s Messiah with the Gower Chorale and the Chamber Orchestra of Wales.

7th – 18th October, 2010 ~ Lima, Peru.
Role of Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. Evening recital for the Universidad de San Martin de Porres and a masterclass for the students at the Instituto de Arte (USMP).

21st August, 2010 ~ Cheltenham Recorder Festival.
Evening concert with Polyphonica Recorder Trio.

15th August, 2010 ~ St. Mary & All Saints, Fotheringhay.
Handel Dixit Dominus with Fiori Musicali. (Rehearsal video on the ‘Samples’ page).

16th July, 2010 ~ Church of the Immaculate Conception, Stroud.
Purcell Dido & Aeneas with the Phoenix Touring Opera Company.

12th June, 2010 ~ Music in the Park, Chippenham, Cambs.
Alto soloist for Purcell Come Ye Sons of Art and also performed The Salley Gardens.

23rd May, 2010 ~ St. Philip’s Church, Hove.
Alto soloist with Polyphonica Recorder Trio. Singing music by Henry Purcell, John Blow, William Croft and a selection of folk songs.

17th April, 2010 ~ St. Andrew’s Church, Upper Holloway, London.
Conducting Cantate Jubilate for their “Music for Holy Week & Easter” concert.

27th March, 2010 ~ Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire.
Alto soloist for a performance of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.
Conducted by Andrew Parnell.

29th January, 2010 ~ Newton St. Loe, near Bath.
Private function with a performance of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with members of the Bath Philharmonia.

16th January, 2010 ~ Choral director for a recording session for the soundtrack of the independent, British film: Warhouse

19th December, 2009 ~ St. Mary’s Church, Ashley Road, London, N19.
“Wishing you a Happy Christmas” – Christmas concert by Cantate Jubilate, directed by Robert Cross.

12th December, 2009 ~ St. Clements Church, London, W11.
Concert with the Portobello Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Weeden. A selection of Handel arias (Or La Tromba, Lascia ch’io pianga, Eternal Source of Light Devine and Thou Art Gone Up On High) and two folk songs written (Welsh Lullaby) and arranged (Annie Laurie) by Jonathan Fletcher.

5th December, 2009 ~ St. Margaret’s Church, Chippenham, Cambs.
Music for Advent and Christmas with Ely Consort.

2nd December, 2009 ~ BBC Radio 3 Choral Evensong from Rochester Cathedral.

22nd November, 2009 ~ Stationer’s Hall ~ City of London
Singing with the Fiori Musicali choir for Tallis Spem in alium and Taverner’s Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas. More details on the Fiori Musicali website.

14th June, 2008 ~ Music In The Park ~ Chippenham, Nr. Newmarket, Cambridgeshire.
Proms style, outdoor performance. Singing Bel Contento and Omra Mai Fu by Handel.

22nd September, 2007 – Handel’s Samson – Sung the role of Micah for this performance in Auckland with Auckland Choral and Peter Watts.

12th August, 2007 – Christchurch Arts Festival – Soloist in Saint Saens Messe a Quatre Voix and Britten’s Rejoice In The Lamb in Christchurch Cathedral.

18th June, 2007 – CD launched ‘Memento’ – featuring Robert and the other Lay Clerks and Choral Scholars from Christchurch Cathedral, NZ.

28th April, 2007 – Handel’s Messiah – Wellington Town Hall, NZ.
Alto soloist in a full, Eastertide performance, of the Messiah. Click here for pictures.

27th April, 2007 – Concert FM Interview – Wellington, NZ
Robert was interviewed on Radio New Zealand’s ‘Concert FM’ where he spoke about his upcoming performance of the Messiah and the countertenor voice in general.

2nd April, 2007 – Arvo Part’s Passio – Christchurch Cathedral, NZ.
Robert was the alto soloist in the Evangelist quartet. Click here for a review.

21st January, 2007 – Morning & Afternoon Services – Christchurch Cathedral, NZ.
Robert sung O Thou That Tellest (Messiah), He Shall Feed His Flock (Messiah), Return O God Of Hosts (Samson) and An Die Musik by Schubert in the Cathedral’s morning and afternoon services whilst the Cathedral Choir is on summer holiday.

8th July, 2006 – Winchester Festival – Winchester Cathedral
Robert performed Bach’s Cantata No.170 for Solo Alto with the Winchester Youth Orchestra. Conducted By Carl Clausen.

17th June, 2006 – Music In The Park – Chippenham Park, Cambridgeshire
Robert took on the role of ‘Orfeo’ in a proms style, outdoor concert performance of Gluck’s Orfeo Ed Euridice.
Read a review here.

17th May, 2006 – Studio 1 (University of Surrey) – Degree Recital
Robert achieved a high 1st class for his degree recital. His programme was made up of songs with texts by Shakespeare.

27th April, 2006 – Ely Cathedral Lady Chapel – Lunchtime Recital.
Lunchtime recital including pieces by Handel, Dowland and Purcell. Accompanied by Jonathan Lilly (Assistant Organist of Ely Cathedral).

8th April, 2006 – Ely Cathedral
Robert was the Alto soloist in a performance of Handel’s Messiah with the Ely Festival Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Parnell.

18th February, 2006 – Guildford Cathedral
Robert performed Bach’s Cantata No. 170 “Vergnugte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust” (for solo Alto) with the University of Surrey Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Carl Clausen, in the University’s biggest annual concert.

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