After graduating from both the University of Bristol and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Welsh tenor Gareth Treseder became an apprentice for Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Monteverdi Choir. Solo engagements during his apprenticeship included Bach’s “Cantata 61” and “Cantata 70” in Paris’ Cité de la Musique, Berlin’s Philharmonie and London’s Cadogan Hall. He has since performed as a consort soloist in the following Soli Deo Gloria recordings: “Live at Milton Court: Handel, Bach, Scarlatti” and “J.S. Bach: Motets”. He performed the role of “The Shepherd” in Igor Stravinsky’s “Oedipus Rex” alongside the London Symphony Orchestra at The Barbican and for the LSO’s CD release.
Recent solo performances include Georg Friedrich Handel’s “Dixit Dominus” for HRH The Prince of Wales in Buckingham Palace; Claudio Monteverdi’s “Vespers” in New York’s Carnegie Hall, King’s College Cambridge, and Château de Versailles; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Requiem” in the Royal Albert Hall; Handel’s “Messiah” in the Colston Hall; Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s “Elijah” in London’s St John’s Smith Square; Robert Schumann’s “Paradies und die Peri” as the Jüngling in Leipzig’s Gewandhaus; Domenico Scarlatti’s “Stabat Mater” in Cologne’s Philharmonie and Vienna’s Konzerthaus; Edward Elgar’s “Dream of Gerontius” in Trinity College Cambridge; Bach’s “Cantata No. 198”, “Trauerode” in Pisa Duomo; Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” in Gloucester Cathedral.
Gareth also composes sacred choral works, which have been performed and recorded across the UK, America and Australia. “A Song Was Heard at Christmas and Blessed be that Maid Marie” were recently recorded by the BBC Singers, and several works have since been published by Boosey and Hawkes.
As of June 2017