St Bride's: Music

Thomas Herford

Thomas Herford

Thomas Herford began his singing career as a boy chorister in the choir of New College Oxford, and went on to study at Trinity College Cambridge and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

His favourite experiences on stage have included Il Cortigiano L'Ospedale (Solomon's Knot Baroque Collective), Eisenstein Die Fledermaus (Opera Danube), Imeneo Bertoni's Orfeo (Bampton Classical Opera), Don Narciso Il Turco in Italia and cover Don Ottavio Don Giovanni (Garsington Opera), and Don Ramiro La Cenerentola (Clonter Opera). He has also toured the USA with Ian Bostridge and the Britten Sinfonia, performing in Britten's Curlew River.

On the concert platform, Thomas sings much of the core repertoire, from Monteverdi to Puccini and beyond, and has appeared at many of the UK's most important venues, including the Barbican, Wigmore Hall, St John's Smith Square, the Royal Festival Hall, and the Royal Albert Hall. Recent highlights include debuts with both the Philharmonia and the London Symphony Orchestra. He has sung many times on BBC Radio 3, most recently from Salisbury Cathedral as the tenor soloist in Handel's Israel in Egypt.

In addition to his work at St Brides, Thomas has relationships with several leading ensembles, including The Monteverdi Choir and I Fagiolini. He is also a founder member of the Solomon's Knot Baroque Collective.