George Michael, bass-baritone
Michael George was a chorister at King's College, Cambridge under Sir David Willcocks. He studied at the Royal College of Music, where he was a major prize-winner. He has appeared with all the leading UK orchestras and ensembles, has sung throughout Britain at all the major festivals and venues and has performed extensively all over the world. He has worked widely as a recording artist, and releases include Schubert's Mass in A Flat with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Boyce Odes with the Hanover Band, Bach cantatas and masses with King's College Cambridge and Stephen Cleobury, numerous recordings with Harry Christophers and The Sixteen, the complete Purcell series with Robert King and The King's Consort and much music with Philip Pickett and the New London Consort, including Monteverdi's Orfeo. Performances have included Bach's St. Matthew's Passion with David Hill and the Bach Choir, Purcell's The Fairy Queen in The Netherlands, the Cherubini requiem with Muti, Elgar's Apostles and many other works at the Three Choirs Festivals, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with the Halle and Mark Elder, Beethoven's ninth symphony with Sir Neville Marriner in Brisbane and major tours of Handel's Messiah with Christophers and The Sixteen in Europe and Japan. He has sung the Mozart requiem with the Vienna Philharmonic and also with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Bach's St. John's Passion with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the LPO.