Edward Caswell

Edward Caswell - Baritone and Narrator

Edward Caswell was born in Bournemouth and was a chorister at Exeter Cathedral and an academical clerk at Christ Church, Oxford before attending the Royal College of Music where he studied singing with Norman Bailey. After leaving the Royal College of Music Edward worked extensively as a singer both in choirs and choruses such as the BBC Singers, Monteverdi Choir, Royal Opera Extra Chorus and English National Opera Chorus, and as a soloist in opera and oratorio. A highlight of Edward’s operatic career was singing the role of Fasolt in Arizona Opera’s Grand Canyon Ring Cycle in 1998.

Since moving to Scotland in 2003 Edward has concentrated on choral conducting and teaching. Edward has directed a number of choirs including St Andrews Chorus, Wordsworth Singers and Cunninghame Choir but now works as a freelance choral conductor frequently preparing professional choirs for major choral works. He has recently prepared Collegium Vocale Gent for The Dream of Gerontius under Edo de Waart and a Henze and Mendelssohn programme with Netherlands Radio Choir for performances with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Riccardo Chailly.

At home in Scotland Edward teaches at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD) and the University of Glasgow. He is an experienced leader and teacher of amateur and young singers, and as Outreach Director for Cappella Nova regularly leads workshops and directs the course Health and Wellbeing through Song at the University of Strathclyde. In August last year Edward and his family moved to Cromarty on the Black Isle.

Edward will be the Narrator in An Oxford Elegy and will be the Baritone soloist in the Duruflé Requiem.