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Sam Gilliatt

Voice Type:

Baritone

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Mr Gedge
Albert Herring (Britten)
Aspect Opera
2017
Grandfather Clock
L'enfant et les sortilèges (Ravel)
University of York Opera Society
2017
Chorus
Gloriana (Britten)
St. Endellion Summer Festival
2016
Chorus
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
University of York Opera Society
2016
Tarquinius
The Rape of Lucretia (Britten)
Aspect Opera
2016

Operetta/G&S

Boris
Paradise Moscow (Shostakovich)
University of York Practical Project
2015

Early Music

Baritone
Various (Victoria)
De Profundis
2018
Baritone soloist
Various (Purcell, Monteverdi)
Bradford Festival Choral Society
2018
Baritone
Mass in 40 parts, Spem in alium (Striggio, Tallis)
I Fagiolini and The 24, Basilica di San Lorenzo
2017
Chorus
1610 Vespers (Monteverdi)
I Fagiolini and The 24, York Minster
2017

Musical Theatre

Baker
Into The Woods (Sondheim)
Little Red Dot Theatre Company
2018
Sailor
Anything Goes (Porter)
Central Hall Musical Society
2017
Cosmo
Singin' in the Rain (Brown)
Central Hall Musical Society
2017
Javert
Les Misérables (Schönberg)
Tempo
2015
Jesus
Godspell (Schwartz)
Stockport Grammar School
2014
Simon
Jesus Christ Superstar (Lloyd-Webber)
St. Nicholas Church, Burnage
2013

Art Song

Lieder recital
Various lieder (Mozart, Schubert)
National Centre for Early Music, York
2018
Lieder recital
Various lieder (Mozart, Schubert)
Lotherton Hall
2018

Chorus

Choral

Chorus
Sancta Civitas (Vaughan Williams)
Hallé Youth Choir, 2015 BBC Proms
2015

Classical

Bass soloist
Cantata 69a - Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele (Bach)
Liverpool Bach Collective
2018
Bass soloist
Cantata 36 - Schwingt freudig euch empor (Bach)
Liverpool Bach Collective
2018
Baritone soloist
Requiem (Duruflé)
Yorkshire Bach Choir
2017
Baritone soloist
The Twelve (Walton)
Yorkshire Bach Choir
2017

Jazz

Baritone soloist
Everything Has Already Happened (Estolano)
University of York Jazz Orchestra
2017

Theatre

Posner
The History Boys (Bennett)
University of York Drama Society
2018

Session Work

Chorus
Toys R Us Christmas Advert (Mills)
Toys R Us
2016
Baritone
Monteverdi: The Other Vespers (Monteverdi)
I Fagiolini
2016

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

Alongside singer Ellie Pybus, Credit: Baluga Photography

Alongside soprano Sian Haines, University of York Song Day 2018, National Centre for Early Music

Bradford Festival Choral Society, 2018, Credit: Michael Howley Photography

Credit: Hassan Buyondo

Drums - Tash Keary, bass - Charlie Chester, keyboard - Vicente Magalhães

Performing with University of York Big Band

Rehearsing The Rape of Lucretia, Aspect Opera, 2016

Rehearsing with Chapel en le Frith Ladies Choir, Credit: Fred Pickering

Rehearsing with Chapel en le Frith Ladies Choir, Credit: Fred Pickering

The Rape of Lucretia, Aspect Opera, 2016, Credit: Harry Elletson

"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)

Music BA, first-class honours
University of York
2015–2018
A Levels (A, A, B)
Stockport Grammar School
2012–2014
GCSEs (1 A*, 3 As, 4 Bs, 1 C)
Stockport Grammar School
2007–2012

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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