Paul read music and was a Choral Scholar at King’s College, Cambridge, where he had been a boy chorister. He continued his studies at the Royal College of Music and was awarded a number of prizes including the Countess of Munster, Wolfson Foundation, Sybil Tutton and RCM Opera Scholarships. He was the inaugural holder of the Mills Williams Junior Fellowship.
Concert performances have included Bach’s St John Passion for the London Bach Festival and with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers in Vancouver; and his debut at the Wigmore Hall with Malcolm Martineau. Paul has performed Mozart’s Coronation Mass with the Royal Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra; Purcell’s Indian Queen and Dioclesian with Christopher Hogwood and the Academy of Ancient Music; Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music with Sir Simon Rattle and CBSO and Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers and Handel’s Messiah with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
His recordings include Purcell’s Ode to St Cecilia and Mendelssohn’s version of Bach’s St Matthew Passion for Radio della Svizzera Italiana (RTSI) and a setting of Psalm 91 on the Hyperion Schubert series.
Engagements have included Beethoven’s Mass in C in Bergen; Frederic, Pirates of Penzance and Edwin, Trial by Jury for Tiramisu Opera, Bach’s St John Passion in Buxton, Holofernes in Alessandro Scarlatti’s La Giuditta for Figur’d Shade; Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem in King’s College, Cambridge; Haydn’s Missa Sancti Nicolae and Schubert’s Magnificat with the Philharmonia at the Royal Festival Hall; Britten’s Cantata Misericordium with the Bochum Symphoniker; Handel’s Solomon and Theodora in Darmstadt and Frankfurt, and concerts in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Shizuoka, Japan. He was a company member of the Buxton Festival for four years during which time he understudied several roles including Handel’s Samson.
He is a member of the choir at Hampstead Parish Church where he regularly sings evensong. He has also sung the Evangelist in Bach’s St John Passionat Hampstead and is due to perform the Evangelist in Bach’s St Matthew Passion in March 2015.
In 2015 he will be singing regularly with Edvard Greig Kor, an octet based in Bergen, Norway.