Paul Smy - tenor

PAUL SMY began his musical career as a chorister at King's College Cambridge under Philip Ledger and Stephen Cleobury touring Europe, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan. While at King's, Paul was a soloist in recordings of Faure's Messe Basse and Handel's Coronation Anthems with Michael Chance, Charles Daniels and Gerald Finley.

In 1992, Paul moved to Paris and co-founded the Mikrokosmos Youth Choir as assistant condustor and accompanist while simulateneously launching his solo career with performances of Bach'sMagnificat and B Minor Mass as well as Britten's St Nicolas. In 1996, Paul became Assistant Conductor of the Paris Choral Society based at the American Cathedral.

Since 1998, Paul has been based in the UK and continues to give regular performances both in the UK and abroad. His most recent performances include Mozart's Requiem, Haydn'sCreation, Rossini's Stabat Mater, Schumann's Faust, Gounod's Redemption, Finzi's Intimations of Immortalityand Bach'sSt. Matthew Passionfor conductors including Paul Spicer, Brian Kay, Neil Jenkins, Stephen Cleobury and Robert Dean.

Paul's 2012/13 season includes the evangelist in Bach's St. Matthew & St. John Passions, Bach's B Minor Mass and Christmas Oratorio, Handels Messiah, Saul and Coronation Anthems, Britten's St. Nicholas, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Haydn's Nelson Mass and Creation, Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, Beethoven's Mass in C, Chilcott's Requiem, Rossini's Petite Messe Solonnelle, Saint Seans'Requiem and Mozart's Requiem, C Minor and Coronation Masses.