John Elwes

John Elwes

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    While it would be difficult to confuse him with a countertenor, Elwes' exceptionally high-lying and secure upper register have enabled him to sing some of the most demanding repertoire, including Rameau pieces that are seldom performed today because of the difficulty in casting the tenor leads. Born John Hahessy, Elwes sang in the Westminster Cathedral choir, where he also studied music under George Malcolm and eventually became head chorister. He also had an extended career as... Read more

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