Stuart Kinsella holds degrees in botany, medieval history and the history of art and architecture from Trinity College Dublin, and is currently research advisor to Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, adjunct research fellow in the School of Music at UCD, research associate of Beyond 2022 (which is reconstructing the records of the Public Record Office of Ireland destroyed in 1922), as well as a former secretary of the Friends of Medieval Dublin. As a tenor soloist and consort singer he has sung with the RIAS Kammerchor in Berlin, Vlaams Radiokoor in Brussels, Theatre of Voices, Ars Nova and Musica Ficta in Copenhagen, Coro Casa da Música in Porto, Arnold Schoenberg Chor in Vienna, as well as Resurgam and Chamber Choir Ireland, and the cathedral choirs of Christ Church and St Patrick’s in Dublin, Durham and Christ Church, Oxford. His solo work has included the role of evangelist in Christmas works by Schütz and Distler, as well as Bach’s St John Passion and, more recently, a dramatic sprechstimme role in James MacMillan’s Seven Angelswith the Vlaams Radiokoor in Belgium, and the part of Tristan in Frank Martin’s Le vin herbé with Léo Warynski in Porto. Stuart’s vocal ensemble, Peregryne, enjoy performing large-scale late-medieval works in cities around Europe and have been broadcast on RTÉ television and radio where they were winners of RTÉ Lyric FM’s Choirs for Christmas competition.
Appointed: 20th April 2021