John Shirley-Quirk

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    Handel: Messiah - Thus saith the LordJohn Shirley-Quirk
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    Five Mystical Songs: 4. The Call [baritone only]John Shirley-Quirk
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    Handel: Messiah - Why do the nationsJohn Shirley-Quirk
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    "Ewiger Wonnebrand"John Shirley-Quirk
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    "Lucretia! Lucretia!"John Shirley-Quirk

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        English baritone John Shirley-Quirk enjoyed singing and playing the violin as a child, but his true vocal talent did not become apparent until he was already studying chemistry and physics at the University of Liverpool. After several years of teaching those subjects at a British Air Force station, he began to study with the baritone Roy Henderson (1957). In 1961-1962, he sang with the Cathedral Choir at St. John's in London; during the same time he made his debut at Glydebourne... Read more

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