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Sebastian Hill is a British tenor currently studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Sebastian is a recent graduate of Magdalen College, Oxford and is a current scholarship holder at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He studies with David Pollard and is supported by the H R Taylor Trust, Drake Calleja Trust, and The Countess of Munster Trust.

Solo highlights include Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin (Oxford Festival of the Arts/Shipston-on-Stour), Evangelist for Bach's St John Passion (Oxford Bach Soloists, Worcester Cathedral Choir, New College Choir, Winchester Bach Voices), Haydn's Creation (Burford Singers), Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (Oxford University Church, New College Choir/Birmingham Symphony Hall, Ex Cathedra), Handel's Messiah (Birmingham Symphony Hall, Ex Cathedra), Mozart's Requiem (St John's Smith Square, Southampton Philharmonic Choir) and Monteverdi Vespers (Birmingham Town Hall, Ex Cathedra). Sebastian was awarded first prize in the Patricia Routledge English Song Competition in June 2023. From the autumn, he will be a Samling Artist as well as an Oxford Song Young Artist alongside duo partner Will Harmer, performing at the next two Oxford International Song Festivals. As a member of the GSMD semi-chorus he performed Mendelssohn's Elijah with the LSO/Antonio Pappano in January 2024. He was an Ex Cathedra graduate scholar and has performed with ensembles including The Gabrieli Consort, The Sixteen, Stile Antico, Ora Singers, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Arcangelo, Polyphony, and the Oxford Bach Soloists. Sebastian features as a soloist on the 2019 CD of Tudor Christmas Music released by the Trinity Boys’ Choir, as well as on Magdalen Choir's disks ‘Sing, Precious Music’ and ‘The Sweet and Merry Month’. He has performed at the Utrecht Early Music Festival, the BBC Proms and the Three Choirs Festival. In 2024, Sebastian was part of the Glyndebourne Chorus for performances of Handel's Giulio Cesare and Wagner's Tristan und Isolde. Upcoming engagements include Bach's B Minor Mass (Lewes Baroquefest, The Purcell Singers) on the 20th July, Bach's B Minor Mass in Oxford (The Really Big Chorus) on the 17th August, and his Wigmore Hall debut alongside Graham Johnson, Manon Ogwen Parry, Alice Coote, and Tomas Kildišius. 

Recent Press

"Young tenor Seb Hill started proceedings impressively. He has a clear well-centred voice, warm and powerful, and used the text well to point his phrasing and project into the hall. His vocal control was wonderfully illustrated with a flawless messa di voce." ReviewsGate - Handel's Messiah, Ex Cathedra, 2023

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