Michael George - bass

Michael George is firmly established as one of Britain's most versatile bass-baritones.He started his musical training as a chorister at King's College, Cambridge under Sir David Willcocks, and later went on to study at the Royal College of Music, where he was a majorprize-winner. He has appeared with all the leading UK orchestras and ensembles, has sung throughout Britain at all the major festivals and venues and has performed extensively abroad.

Michaelhas worked widely as a recording artist, and releases includeSchubert's Mass in A Flat with Sir John Eliot Gardiner,Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius with the RLPO andVernon Handley, Haydn’s The Creation with theAcademy of Ancient Music and Christopher Hogwood, Boyce Odeswith the Hanover Band, Bach Cantatas and Masses withKing's College Cambridge and Stephen Cleobury, Handel’sSamson, Esther, Alexander’s Feastand Chandos Anthems with Harry Christophers and TheSixteen, Handel’s Joshua, Acis and Galatea,Judas Maccabeus and Ottone as well as the completePurcell series with Robert King and The King's Consort, andover twenty discs with Philip Pickett and the New London Consort,including Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers and Orfeo.

Notableperformances have included Bach's St Matthew Passionwith David Hill and the Bach Choir, Purcell's Faerie Queenin The Netherlands, Schubert Mass in A flat with RiccardoMuti, Elgar's The Apostles at the Three Choirs Festival,Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with the Hallé andMark Elder, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with Sir NevilleMarriner in Brisbane and major tours of Handel's Messiahwith Harry Christophers and The Sixteen in Europe and Japan.He has sung Mozart's Requiem Mass with the Vienna Philharmonicand also with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Bach'sSt John Passion with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenmentand the LPO.