Edward Woodhouse is a Tenor Lay Clerk at Southwark Cathedral and has worked with numerous distinguished groups, including: The Tallis Scholars, Ars Nova Copenhagen, Chamber Choir Ireland, Instruments of Time & Truth, Bampton Classical Opera, Siglo de Oro, The English Concert Chorus, Sestina, Sansara and echo.
Edward is an experienced concert soloist, and has performed a wide range of oratorio repertoire: J.S. Bach’s B Minor Mass, Christmas Oratorio (evangelist and arias), St. John Passion (evangelist and arias), St. Matthew Passion (arias), Cantata 126; B. Britten’s Saint Nicolas, The Little Sweep, Winter Words; A. Dvorak’s Stabat Mater; G.F. Handel’s Messiah, Chandos Anthem no. 9, Dixit Dominus; F.J. Haydn’s Creation, Creation Mass, Nelson Mass; K. Leighton’s Crucifixus Pro Nobis; F. Mendelssohn’s Elijah; C. Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610; W.A. Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Requiem.
Edward has worked in church and cathedral choirs for much of his life. As a chorister, Edward sang in the choir of St. Peter’s Church, Brighton. Following this, he was a Choral Scholar at Portsmouth Cathedral and a Lay Vicar at Exeter Cathedral; both roles were combined with his undergraduate and postgraduate studies in History. More recently, Edward was a Lay Clerk at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. While at Christ Church, Edward toured as far afield as the USA, New Zealand and China. He was a soloist on the choir’s critically-acclaimed Eton Choirbook series and held the role of Chorister Singing Teacher.
Edward has deputised in some of the finest church choirs in the world, including Westminster Cathedral Choir; The Choir of Westminster Abbey; St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir; St. Peter’s Eaton Square; St. Bride’s, Fleet Street; St. Bartholomew the Great; Holy Trinity, Sloane Square; Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Maiden Lane; St. Paul’s, Knightsbridge; Guards Chapel and New College, Oxford.
Edward’s previous singing teachers include Ashley Stafford, Bronwen Mills, William Purefoy and Daniel Norman. He has been coached by David Rendall, Ian Partridge, Benjamin Hulett and Nicholas Mulroy. He currently studies with Alastair Brookshaw.