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Patrick Dunachie

Born in Shropshire, Patrick is currently in his final year studying Music at Cambridge University, where he is a choral scholar in the Choir of King's College. Patrick's first musical training was learning the piano with his Father, Steve, before going on to be a chorister at Hereford Cathedral under Geraint Bowen from 2002, and beginning to learn the flute, on which he now holds a diploma from Trinity College of Music, London.

Having left Hereford Cathedral as a chorister, he later re-joined as a temporary countertenor Lay Clerk in his last two years at school. Since then, he has gained much choral experience singing with groups such as Ex Cathedra, Armonico Consort, The Gesualdo Six, Rodolfus Choir, the Edington Festival Consort, and deputising with the choirs of Christ Church Oxford, Merton College Oxford, Gloucester Cathedral and the Royal Military Chapel (Wellington Barracks), amongst others.

Patrick's solo work has included a shared recital with former BBC Cardiff Singer of the Year Katarina Karneus in Stockholm, Bach's St John Passion at St John's, Smith Square and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms with Birmingham Festival Choral Society. He was also one of the three countertenor soloists in the BBC Proms performance of Bernstein's Mass at the Royal Albert Hall in 2012. Since being at King's, Patrick has sung several solos with King's College Choir, including Bach's Magnificat in King's College Chapel, and smaller solos with the choir on BBC Radio 4 on Christmas Eve. He also featured in the viral April Fool video ‘King's College Choir uses helium’ in 2014.

In the field of opera, Patrick sang in the Birmingham Opera Company world premiere of Stockhausen's Mittwoch aus Licht in 2012 (and the subsequent concert performance at the BBC Proms in 2013) and played the Angel in Jonathan Dove's Tobias and the Angel for Cambridge University Opera in 2014. Patrick is taught by Russell Smythe, and has sung in several masterclasses with Andreas Scholl.

Aside from singing, Patrick is an experienced graphic designer, having designed logos, posters, CD cover art and websites for several organisations and individuals on a semi-professional basis. He also edits and typesets early music, and his editions have been used by performers including Carolyn Sampson, King's College Choir, His Majesty's Sackbutts and Cornetts and Ex Cathedra. To relax, Patrick enjoys performing magic tricks, drinking real ale, and attempting to ascend climbing walls - though not usually in that order.

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