THE ACADEMY of ST OLAVE’S – Jonathan Hanley
Tenor soloist Jonathan Hanley regularly performs with a number of ensembles as both a chorus member and soloist.
Jonathan Hanley sings as a Choral Scholar at York Minster. He regularly performs with a number of ensembles as both a chorus member and soloist.
Suffolk-born tenor Jonathan Hanley began his singing career as a chorister at St Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich, under the direction of Dr Michael Nicholas. He was later appointed as a Choral Scholar with the choir and began studying singing with internationally renowned tenor Richard Edgar-Wilson.
Jonathan graduated from the University of York in July 2014 with a degree in History. Still based in York, Jonathan pursues in earnest his singing career. He regularly performs with a number of ensembles as both a chorus member and soloist; these include Spectrum, directed by Ben Horden, the Ebor Singers, and the distinguished Yorkshire Bach Choir, under the direction of Peter Seymour, with whom he has recently performed solos in Bach’s St Matthew Passion and Fairy Queen by Purcell.
As a soloist, Jonathan has also performed with a number of choirs and choral societies in Suffolk and Yorkshire as well as with ensembles at the Harwich Festival and the Beverley and York Early Music Festivals. Most recently he has performed Handel’s Saul, Ramírez’s Misa Criolla, The Creation by Haydn, Elgar’s For the Fallen, and Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with the Academy of St Olave’s.
Jonathan also sings as a Choral Scholar at York Minster, alongside his active musical life, whilst continuing his singing studies with Yvonne Seymour.