Garry Humphreys

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Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation Freelance writer, music and arts
Location Suffolk, United Kingdom
Introduction I am a retired freelance baritone after 54 years in London now based in Suffolk. I studied singing with Norman Platt, Nigel Rogers and (principally) John Carol Case, and appeared as a soloist and as a member of various professional ensembles, including the choirs of Southwark Cathedral, St George’s Hanover Square and The Temple Church and my song recitals with the pianist Patricia Williams revived much unjustifiably neglected English song. I was chairman of the English Song Award, secretary of the Association of English Singers and Speakers and joint editor, with Michael Pilkington, of A Century of English Song, an ongoing series aiming to make available in practical performing editions distinctive British songs of the last hundred years. I now concentrate on writing concert programme and CD liner notes, and regular arts and music reviews for the Church Times. For 12 years until it became wholly digital, I wrote (mainly but not exclusively musical) obituaries for the Independent newspaper. I studied conducting with Bryan Fairfax and have a long-term ongoing interest in the life and music of the composer Arthur Somervell.
Interests As well as music, I'm interested in heritage, architecture, printing and typography, current affairs, and walking