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Tristram Cooke

After graduating from Kings College London where his first study was violin, counter-tenor Tristram Cooke was awarded a scholarship as a singer on the MA course in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied with Glenville Hargreaves and Michael Chance, and graduated with Distinction in 2016. While there, he took on a variety of roles for opera scenes each term, and particularly enjoyed English Song and Lieder classes. He was also a member of the Josephine Baker Trust scheme.


Solo repertoire includes a number of the less-performed Handel oratorios, as well as familiar works by baroque composers. Tristram has a particular devotion to Bach, performing cantatas monthly with the City Bach Collective in the context of Lutheran Vespers at St Mary at Hill. Other Bach projects include the performance and recording of a Bach Cantata series during 2023-24 with the Zimmermann Band, to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Bach’s appointment as Kantor at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig.


He also regularly collaborates on a range of projects with Musica Antica Rotherhithe, who specialise in the research and performance of lesser known Italian baroque music, currently touring around the UK with a grant from the Continuo Foundation.  He has worked with lutenist Peter Martin in several recitals of early English music around the country, including for the Lute Society.


In addition to solo work, he is a Lay Vicar at Westminster Abbey, and enjoys performing with a number of internationally-recognised ensembles including the Tallis Scholars, Choir of the Age of Enlightenment, Ora Singers, Arcangelo, and Gabrieli Consort.


December 15th Halifax Minster 7.30pm

Handel Messiah

Halifax Choral Society, directed by Anthony Gray

December 10th Henry Le Boeuf Hall, Brussels 7.00pm

                      8th Théâtre des Champs- Élysées, Paris 8.00pm

                      6th Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg 8.00pm

                      5th Spanish Hall, Prague Castle 8.00pm

                      3rd Queen Elizabeth Hall, London 7.00pm

                      2nd Queen Elizabeth Hall, London 7.00pm

                      1st Kölner Philharmonie, Cologne 7.00pm

November 30th Kongresskultur Bregenz 7.30pm

J.S.Bach Christmas Oratorio

Orchestra of the age of Enlightenment, conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

November 25th Queen's College Chapel, Oxford 7.30pm

A Song for all Seasons: Sacred Choral Music by William Byrd

Contrapunctus, directed by Owen Rees

November 18th Queen's House, Greenwich 7.30pm

*This concert has had to be postponed and will be rescheduled for Spring 2024*

Nicholas Lanier's Complaint, and music by the Italian composers who inspired him

Musica Antica Rotherhithe

October 29th St Mary-at-Hill 6.30pm

Lutheran Vespers

J.S.Bach BWV 80 "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott"

City Bach Collective

October 28th Holy Trinity Rotherhithe 7.30pm

Amor Vince Ogni Cosa: Baroque music for the French stage by Charpentier, Lully and Rameau

Musica Antica Rotherhithe

October 18th Drama Studio Theatre, Sheffield 7.30pm

Ritratti: music by Barbara Strozzi and Antonia Bembo

Musica Antica Rotherhithe, supported by the Continuo Foundation

October 1st 44e Festival d'Ambronay

Abbatiale d'Ambronay 5.00pm

Grands chœurs de la Renaissance

Ora Singers, conducted by Suzi Digby

September 24th St Mary-at-Hill 6.30pm

Lutheran Vespers

J.S.Bach BWV 33 ‘Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ’ 

City Bach Collective

September 11th Hampstead Parish Church, 7.00pm

Concert in aid of CALM, featuring Fauré's Requiem and other choral favourites

July 16th St Mary, Letheringham, 6.00pm

Ritratti: music by Barbara Strozzi and Antonia Bembo

Musica Antica Rotherhithe, supported by the Continuo Foundation

June 25th St Mary-at-Hill 6.30pm

Lutheran Vespers

J.S.Bach BWV 10 "Meine Seel erhebt den Herren"

City Bach Collective

June 21st St Anne's, Wandsworth 8.00pm

"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring", J.S.Bach Cantatas BWV 24, 167 & 147

Zimmermann Band, directed by Chris Jeanes

June 17th Holy Trinity Rotherhithe 7.30pm

La Commediante: two 17th century comedies

Musica Antica rotherhithe

May 28th St Mary-at-Hill 6.30pm

Lutheran Vespers

J.S.Bach BWV 184 "Erwünschtes Freudenlicht"

City Bach Collective

May 26th Schottenkirche St. Jakob 10.45pm

Tage Alter Music Festival Regensburg

Contrapunctus, directed by Owen Rees

April 30th St Mary-at-Hill 6.30pm

Lutheran Vespers

J.S.Bach BWV 108 "Es ist euch gut, daß ich hingehe"

City Bach Collective

April 3rd St Anne's, Wandsworth 7.30pm

Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri

Zimmermann Band, directed by Chris Jeanes

April 1st Basingstoke Anvil 7.30pm

J.S.Bach Mass in B Minor

Basingstoke Choral Society and Croydon Philharmonic Choir, with the Hanover Band, conducted by

David Gibson

February 26th Musiikkitalo Concert Hall, Helsinki 3.00pm

J.S.Bach St John Passion

Arcangelo and Finnish Baroque Orchestra, directed by Topi Lehtipuu

January 29th St Mary-at-Hill 6.30pm

Lutheran Vespers

J.S.Bach BWV 14 “Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit”

City Bach Collective

January 14th Holy Trinity Rotherhithe 7.30pm

Francesco Cavalli: Requiem

Musica Antica rotherhithe

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