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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.


July 27th Wells Cathedral 7.00pm

Sound the Trumpet!: Bach Magnificat and Purcell Come Ye Sons of Art

Somerset Chamber Choir and Florilegium, directed by Andrea Brown

July 11th Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge 7.30pm

Bach St John Passion

English Voices and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, directed by Timothy Brown

Part of the Cambridge Summer Music Festival

July 6th Holy Trinity, Rotherhithe 7.30pm

La Caccia: three raucous madrigal comedies La Caccia (The Chase), Il Cicalamento delle Donne al Buccato (The Gossip of the Women at the Well), and La Pazzia Senile (The Old Codger)

Musica Antica Rotherhithe

July 3rd Wigmore Hall 1.00pm

Innocence: Wigmore Hall debut concert

echo vocal ensemble

June 30th St Mary-at-Hill 6.30pm

Lutheran Vespers

J.S.Bach BWV 93 ‘Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten’ 

City Bach Collective

June 22nd St Mary's, Bourne Street (private event)

Concert of choral music and organ

Directed by Christopher Woodward

June 19th Westminster Abbey 7.00pm

Haydn The Creation

Choir of Westminster Abbey and Britten Sinfonia, conducted by Andrew Nethsingha

June 15th Holy Trinity, Rotherhithe 7.30pm

Les Plaisirs: chamber music for voices and viols from seventeenth century France

Musica Antica Rotherhithe

June 5th Cadogan Hall 7.30pm

          6th Cadogan Hall 7.30pm

Spem in Alium

The Tallis Scholars, directed by Peter Philips

April 12th Apothecaries' Hall (private event)

Lo Spedale, a C.17th Italian Comic Opera by an unknown composer

Musica Antica Rotherhithe

March 26th Opéra de Massey 8.00pm

Josquin 500: Josquin des Prez Missa Pangea Lingua and music by Byrd and Palestrina

The Tallis Scholars, directed by Peter Phillips

March 24th Saffron Hall, Audley End 4.00pm

             27th Queen Elizabeth Hall 7.00pm

J.S.Bach Easter Oratorio BWV 249and Cantatas BWV 66 'Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen' and 6 'Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden'

Orchestra of the age of Enlightenment, directed by Peter Whelen

March 16th The Queen's House, Greenwich 7.30pm

Monteverdi and Lanier at The Queen's House

Musica Antica Rotherhithe

February 25th St Mary-at-Hill 6.30pm

Lutheran Vespers

J.S.Bach BWV 227 'Jesu, meine Freude'

City Bach Collective

February 18th King's Place 11.30am

Bach, the Universe and Everything: Got to have Faith

Bach BWV 22 'Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe', with guest speaker Dr Meganne Christian.

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

January 28th St Mary-at-Hill 6.30pm

Lutheran Vespers

J.S.Bach BWV 124 ‘Meinen Jesum laß ich nicht’ 

City Bach Collective

January 20th Holy Trinity, Rotherhithe 7.30pm

Cavalli Requiem 

Musica Antica Rotherhithe

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