Jonathan Hanley

Jonathan Hanley

Jonathan is a British tenor working as both a soloist and ensemble singer, with a particular interest in Baroque vocal music. A history graduate from the University of York, Jonathan has since been a member of Genesis Sixteen (2016/2017) and a Monteverdi Choir Apprentice (2018/2019).

Forthcoming performances include the tenor solos in Bach Mass in B minor and Handel L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato with the Monteverdi Choir in the USA, including at Carnegie Hall, and performances of Bach Christmas Oratorio in York and Oxford, alongside a busy international schedule with vocal ensemble Stile Antico.

Jonathan has performed as a soloist in the UK and Europe, appearing with the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, Academy of Ancient Music, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Nevill Holt Opera, Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, and the Instruments of Time and Truth. He has recently performed J.S. Bach Mass in B Minor (Elbphilharmonie; Alte Oper Frankfurt; Bozar; Luxembourg Philharmonie), St John Passion (arias and evangelist), Weihnachts-Oratorium (Chapelle-Royale, Versailles; La Scala, Milan; St Martin-in-the-Fields), St Matthew Passion (Cadogan Hall), Handel Acis and Galatea, Mendelssohn Die Erste Walpurgisnacht (Haus für Mozart, Salzburg), Monteverdi 1610 Vespers, and Britten St Nicolas (York Minster). He also enjoys performing English song and lieder.

Jonathan works regularly with some of the finest vocal ensembles in the world, most notably Gramophone-award winners Stile Antico and the Monteverdi Choir, for whom he is regularly a step-out soloist. He is also a member of SANSARA, and appears frequently with groups such as Polyphony, Tenebrae, the English Concert, the BBC Singers, and the Yorkshire Baroque Soloists. Jonathan has also performed with the Monteverdi Choir in staged productions of Handel Semele, Berlioz Benvenuto Cellini and Les Troyens. He has recorded with Stile Antico, the Monteverdi Choir, SANSARA, and The Sixteen.

Photo: Matthew Johnson