B i o g r a p h y
Stephen Newlove solo tenor - concert performer
Stephen Newlove was born in Great Driffield, East Yorkshire and sang as a chorister in Beverley Minster before studying for a music degree at Huddersfield, followed by a Masters in composition at the University of Hull. As an experienced singer in the choirs of York Minster, Chester and Manchester Cathedrals, Stephen regularly broadcasts on radio and television and has featured on a number of acclaimed recordings. He has also sung with the Britten Singers.
Stephen repertoire covers all eras of music from the renaissance through to the twentieth century; from Monteverdi to Maxwell Davies. Solo engagements include Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 with the Orchestra of the Golden Age and His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts, arias in Bach St John Passion with the English Haydn Orchestra and Mass in B minor with Manchester Camerata, Evangelist in St Matthew and John Passions, arias and Evangelist in Christmas Oratorio, Magnificat plus numerous Bach cantatas.
In recent times memorable performances have included Handel Saul and Passion of Christ, Charpentier Messe de Minuit pour Noël, the Haydn masses, Mozart Requiem and Great C minor Mass, Schubert Mass in E flat and G, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle, Stabat Mater, Dvorak Stabat Mater, Mass in D and Requiem, Mendelssohn Elijah, St Paul and Hymn of Praise, Puccini Messe Di Gloria, Verdi Requiem, Janacek Otcenas, Elgar The Kingdom, George Dyson Canterbury Pilgrims, Britten St Nicolas Cantata, Ramírez Misa Criolla, Peter Maxwell Davies Solstice of Light.
Stephen is in demand as a soloist and has been invited to perform with many choral societies throughout the country including East Riding County Choir, Birmingham and Bradford Festival Choral Societies, Carlisle International Summer Festival, Ripon, Harrogate and Ludlow Choral Societies.
Stephen is musical director of St Helens Choral Society and in September 2019 he became musical director of Sandbach Choral Society, a choir of some sixty-five voices . These are exciting ventures which afford him the opportunity to lead and pursue music from the great choral canon.
In his spare time Stephen enjoys running, gardening and watching cricket.