Soloists

Current Season

Andrew Rupp – Baritone

Soloists Whitstable Choral Society Elizabeth Green Soprano

Andrew Rupp – Baritone

Andrew was born in Canterbury and started singing there as a Cathedral Chorister.

He made his debut in 1996 as The Vicar in Britten’s Albert Herring for British Youth Opera. Since then he has sung roles at Glyndebourne, Berlin Staatsoper, English National Opera, the Royal Opera House, Opera North, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Lausanne, Caen, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Paris, Vienna, Aldeburgh and Cardiff.

He performed The Sea Symphony at both the Royal Festival Hall with the RPO and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, its Chinese debut. He also sang with L’Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris and Cologne under the direction of Pierre Boulez and was a soloist in the all night performances of John Tavener’s The Veil of the Temple in London, Amsterdam and New York.

He was High Priest of Jupiter in ENO’s Castor and Pollux, returning there to sing Bosun in their new production of Billy Budd. He sang the title role in Walton’s The Bear for both Northern Ireland Opera and the Royal Academy of Music.

As a member of the BBC Singers, Andrew performs frequently on Radio 3 and has been a soloist on many occasions, including Vaughan-Williams’ Five Mystical Songs, Brahms’ Requiem, Carmina Burana and works by composers ranging from Bach to Birtwistle. He was also a soloist at The Last Night of the Proms in 2017.

Andrew has also worked with some of the country’s top choral ensembles, including The King’s Consort, Tenebrae, English Concert and Polyphony.

He is delighted to sing with the Whitstable Choral Society once again.