Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert
Die zwei blauen Augen from Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen - Mahler (Josh Wilkinson - piano)
Ich hab' ein glühend Messer from Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen - Mahler (Josh Wilkinson - piano)
Misty (Cameron McArthur - piano)
Sì Dolce èl Tormento - Monteverdi
"Sam Gilliatt, playing Posner, gave the most thoughtful performance of the evening and one of the finest displays of acting (and singing) in recent DramaSoc memory. His portrayal of the innocent late-bloomer charted confusion, intrigue and heartbreak without ever verging on the heavy side, it was both quietly devastating and joyous to watch." Unknown Magazine (2018)
"The opening two Mozart settings were both assured and very enjoyable, the two Winterreise songs both passionate and dramatic but most impressive of all was that Mr Gilliatt had a low register that was clearly audible – no small attribute for a young baritone voice." Steve Crowther, York Press (2018)
"Sam Gilliatt’s performance as Cosmo was outstanding throughout, providing physical comedy, slick dancing and stunning vocals amidst a sparkling repartee that was visibly contagious in the cast." Ruth Comerford, Unknown Magazine (2017)
"Sam Gilliatt showed such understanding of the role of Javert, as his obsession leads to his downfall. This was so evident in his delivery of “Stars” and Javert’s suicide." Association of Community Theatre (2015)
Baritone Sam Gilliatt grew up in Manchester where he began vocal tuition with Alastair McCall before going to study Music at the University of York and has since learned with John Powell and most recently Alex Ashworth. Sam graduated with first class honours in 2018 and is an experienced performer in a vast array of musical styles.
As a choral singer, Sam has performed with Hallé Youth Choir (directed by Richard Wilberforce), Yorkshire Bach Choir (directed by Peter Seymour), De Profundis (directed by David Hill) and The 24 (directed by Robert Hollingworth). The latter of which has led to occasional collaborations with I Fagiolini in performance (most notably Tallis Spem in alium and Striggio Mass in 40 parts at Basilica di San Lorenzo in Florence) and recording on their 2017 album 'Monteverdi: The Other Vespers. Sam also took part in the 2017/2018 season of Genesis Sixteen (directed by Harry Christophers, Eamonn Dougan, Justin Doyle and James Burton) and is one of the current National Youth Choir of Great Britain Fellowship octet.
Other classical credits include performing the baritone solos in Requiem (Duruflé) and The Twelve (Walton) with Yorkshire Bach Choir and lieder recitals (Mozart and Schubert) with Nicky Losseff in National Centre for Early Music in York and Lotherton Hall. He has also performed as a soloist for Bradford Festival Choral Society (directed by Thomas Leech) and Liverpool Bach Collective (directed by Philip Duffy).
Sam has a long list of opera and musical theatre credits to his name, including: Baker (Into the Woods), Cosmo (Singin' in the Rain), Mr Gedge (Albert Herring), Grandfather Clock (L'enfant et les sortilèges), Sailor (Anything Goes), Tarquinius (The Rape of Lucretia), Boris (Paradise Moscow) and Javert (Les Misérables).
In addition to performing, Sam also teaches singing and works as a musical director. Whilst studying he directed and arranged pieces for the University of York a cappella group Vox and was an assistant conductor for The 24. Having previously worked with The Greater Manchester Voices, Sam is the current musical director for Chapel en le Frith Ladies Choir and Manchester Glee.
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