In the end, tenor Gareth Treseder washed away the “pain” with splendid clarity and convincingly bubbling dexterity.
Welsh tenor Gareth Treseder was honoured to sing alongside the Monteverdi Choir for the Coronation of TM King Charles III and Queen Camilla at Westminster Abbey. Gareth previously studied at the University of Bristol, during which time he was a Lay Clerk in Bristol Cathedral Choir, and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He has since been made an Honorary Associate of the RWCMD in recognition of his musical achievements. While based in Cardiff, he held a BBC National Chorus of Wales scholarship. Gareth then became an Apprentice for Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Monteverdi Choir. He has since performed as a consort soloist in the following Soli Deo Gloria recordings: Live at Milton Court: Handel Bach Scarlatti, JS Bach: Motets and Love Is Come Again.
He performed the role of “The Shepherd” in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex alongside the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in Berlin's Philharmonie, following a performance with the London Symphony Orchestra at The Barbican and for the LSO’s CD release. Other recent solos include Handel’s Dixit Dominus for HM King Charles III, formerly HRH The Prince of Wales, in Buckingham Palace; Monteverdi’s Vespers in New York’s Carnegie Hall, King’s College Cambridge, Barcelona’s Palau de la Música Catalana and the Château de Versailles.
In 2017, to celebrate Monteverdi's 450th anniversary, Gareth performed with the Monteverdi Choir and reprised the aforesaid L'Orfeo roles, the role of "Anfinomo" and covered "Eumete" and "Iro" in Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, and covered "Lucano", "Soldato Uno" and "Soldato Duo" in L'incoronazione di Poppea in such venues as Barcelona's Palau de la Musica, Venice's Teatro La Fenice and Chicago's Harris Theatre. A special performance of scenes from these operas took place in Buckingham Palace for HM King Charles III, formerly HRH The Prince of Wales.
A former Gentleman of the King's Chapel of the Savoy Choir, Gareth’s extensive consort singing involves performing with the BBC Singers (ad hoc), Polyphony, the Eric Whitacre Singers, RSVP Voices, and London Voices.
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