Christopher Bowen

Christopher Bowen has performed a broad array of music, from the role of Daniel in the 12th Century Play of Daniel to creating the role of Rawley Beaunes in Alasdair Nicolson’s The Iris Murder.

Since moving to Dublin in 2020 he has been active in concert and on the opera stage. He was James Joyce in Rigaki’s Old Ghosts for Irish National Opera and the Queen of Hearts in Todd’s Alice in Wonderland for Opera Collective Ireland. He sang the role of Samuel Beckett in Smail’s Blue Electric and sang staged Britten Canticles at the Presteigne and Cheltenham Festivals.

He recently premiered Ina Boyle’s Lament for Bion with the conTempo quartet. Other concert performances include Handel’s Solomon at the Dublin Handel Festival, Purcell’s Ode to St Cecilia with the Academy of Ancient Music, Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius and Britten’s War Requiem.

Christopher has shown a commitment to new music having sung over fifteen years with the BBC Singers and in performance with groups such as The Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Theatre of Voices and the Hebrides Ensemble. He also performs and records with I Fagiolini, The Dunedin Consort and the Monteverdi Choir. He was the tenor Evangelist for Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium on BBC Radio 3 and in a “Patchwork Passion” at the BBC Proms.

Christopher recently recorded songcycles by Scottish New Zealand composer Lyell Cresswell for The Art of Black and White. Other CD appearances include the world premiere recording of Vaughan Williams’ A Cambridge Mass (New Queens Hall Orchestra – Tongue), Delius’ Song of the High Hills (BBCSO – Davis), Purcell’s Great Parent, Hail (IBO – Whelan). Weir’s The Vanishing Bridegroom (BBCSO – Brabbins) and a poet in Janáček’s The Travels of Mr Broucek (BBCSO – Bělohlávek).