Patrick Craig

Patrick Craig

Patrick Craig is a countertenor, harpist, teacher, lecturer and conductor.
He is a Vicar Choral at St Paul's Cathedral and has sung a thousand concerts around the world with the Tallis Scholars over the past twenty years. He is also a member of The Cardinall's Musick who won the Gramophone Record of the Year award for their recording of William Byrd's ​Infelix ego.

Patrick Craig began conducting as Organ Scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge, and then spent two years studying singing at the Royal College of Music. He went on to found and direct Aurora Nova, the first all-female professional choir to lead Sunday worship at St Paul's Cathedral. He led them on their first tour of USA, and also conducted the City of London Sinfonia in a series of Orchestral Masses at St Paul's. Next year Aurora Nova will celebrate twenty years of singing in St Paul’s. www.auroranovachoir.com

Other conducting opportunities followed including guest conducting The Cardinall's Musick at the Brinkburn, Brighton and Aldeburgh Festivals. He is also Guest Conductor of the Cecilia Consort in Newbury where he has led performances of Poulenc's Gloria, ​Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Vaughan Williams’s Mass in G minor. In September he will begin work as the new Director of the Tenemos Chamber Choir in Sevenoaks.

Patrick has also taught and directed on Tallis Scholars Summer Schools in UK, USA and Australia, and was a guest tutor on the first Early Music Academy. He has also guest conducted the Chiara Choir and the Renaissance Singers, and led one day workshops for Brighton Consort and Border Marches Early Music Forum. He also leads Lacock Courses in Monteconero, Jimena, Venice and Trogir, combining exploration of 16th and 17th century sacred music with its historical and cultural contexts.