Jonathan Hanley is a tenor working as a soloist and ensemble singer in the UK and Europe with a particular interest in Baroque vocal music. This year, among other projects, he has performed Benjamin Britten’s cantata St Nicolas in York Minster, JS Bach St John Passion (Evangelist), and joined the Monteverdi Choir for tours of Handel Semele and Berlioz Benvenuto Cellini in his role as a Monteverdi Apprentice. He will perform music by Monteverdi, Carissimi and Scarlatti with them on a tour to Europe and South America in the autumn.
Recent performances include JS Bach Weihnachts-Oratorium and Schütz Musikalische Exequien in the York Early Music Festival with the Yorkshire Baroque Soloists under the direction of Peter Seymour; Mozart Requiem in York Minster with Royal Northern Sinfonia and with the Instruments of Time and Truth in the Sheldonion Theatre, Oxford; and Beethoven An die fern Geliebte and Schumann Liederkreis (op. 24) accompanied by Nicky Losseff.
Born in Suffolk, Jonathan was a chorister and choral scholar at St Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich before reading History at the University of York, where he was a choral scholar at York Minster.