Singing and Teaching
Richard Cooke started his singing career as a boy chorister for five years in St. Paulís Cathedral, London. He then went on to sing for four years as a Choral Scholar in the choir of Kingís College, Cambridge, under the leadership of Sir David Willcocks.
He sang professionally in London with such groups as the Monteverdi Choir, The SchŁtz Choir, The Tower of London Choir, St. Clement Danes, as well as solo appearances in such roles as Evangelist in the Bach Passions and other oratorio work.
Richard teaches singing to a wide age group. He has achieved notable success with a number of pupils achieving Choral Awards to the famous Oxford and Cambridge choirs, as well as to the London music colleges. These included Kingís and St. Johnís Colleges in Cambridge, and Christchurch, New College and Magdalene colleges in Oxford.
He has held teaching appointments at Tiffin Boys School and St. Paulís School.
Two recent tenor pupils were recently awarded top scholarships to the Royal College of Music in London.
He specialises in the early development of the voice, but also is in demand as a coach for more experienced and established professional singers.
This is also available on a regular and ad hoc basis.