Biography - Tim Carleston
Tim Carleston studied modern, natural trumpet and singing at the Royal College of Music, with David Mason and Mark Bennett, Charles Brett and Timothy Penrose. He is a lay clerk at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle and sings regularly with the Castle's own Close Harmony group, The Queen's Six. He currently studies singing with Tim Travers-Brown.
Tim has led a wide ranging musical career. As a trumpeter, he has played with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, The Syd Lawrence Orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and natural trumpet with Ex Cathedra, Hanover Bach choir and Charivari Agreable. West End shows include Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Chitty Chitty BangBang and The King and I. He also featured on the theme tune for The Kumars at no. 42, played all the brass parts for Erroll Brown's latest album and fanfares for the national lottery! Tim performs regularly as a jazz vocalist with many ensembles including his own Windsor Jazz.
As a counter-tenor, performances from Tim's career include St John and St Matthew Passion with St. Mary's Singers in Truro Cathedral under Christopher Gray and Luke Bond, Purcell's Come Ye sons of art with The Three Spires Singers and Britten's Canticle no. 2 Abraham and Isaac, with Nick Hawker. He played Athamus in Duchy Opera's production of Handel's Semele and had a leading role in the award-winning premiere of English Touring Opera's One Day, Two Dawns. Tim has recently recorded a disc of Britten's anthems as a soloist with Truro Cathedral Choir, including the Cantata Rejoice in the Lamb. Tim is a regular member of the Huelgas ensemble in Belgium and The Musicke Companye.
In his spare time, Tim enjoys swimming and getting out on his road bike, followed by several real ales......