Bridgewater Sinfonia, Berkhamsted

Jeremy Budd


Jeremy is a former Head Chorister of St Paul’s Cathedral who sang treble solos with the Royal Opera and London Symphony Orchestra, and on recordings that included Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio with Carl Davis and Mendelssohn’s Hear my Prayer with St Paul’s.

A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, he made his professional debut in 2000 in Arvo Pärt’s Passio in Westminster Cathedral and has since become a soloist of choice for many notable conductors, including John Eliot Gardiner and Paul McCreesh. For Gardiner, Jeremy has sung Mozart’s Requiem and Mass in C Minor, Bach’s St John Passion (2008 BBC Prom) and numerous other works in performances from New York and San Francisco to the Barbican and Royal Albert Halls, while for McCreesh he has sung works such as Haydn’s Creation, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Damon in Handel’s Acis and Galatea and Haute Contre in Purcell’s Ode on St Cecilia’s Day in European venues that include Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. 

Jeremy has sung Orff’s Carmina Burana for the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the St John Passion and Monteverdi’s Orfeo in fully-staged performances for Emmanuelle Haïm in Paris and Lille, and the role of Pilade in Handel’s Oreste at the Linbury Studio Theatre. He also performs regularly at St Martin in the Fields in London and has sung for the Gurzenich Orchestra in Cologne and the Jersey Symphony Orchestra, among many other distinguished organisations.  This is his second appearance with the Bridgewater Sinfonia: in February 2010 he sang the Evangelist in Bach’s St Matthew Passion when members of the orchestra performed the work in Zaragoza together with the Chiltern Chamber Choir and the Bach Choir of Madrid.