Alistair Donaghue is a graduate of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where he studied Vocal and Operatic Performance as a Bass-Baritone.

Originally from Northampton, Alistair started his singing career as a boy chorister at All Saints Church, before joining the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. Until January 2019, Alistair was the Senior Lay Clerk at Birmingham Cathedral, featuring as a soloist on their recent broadcast of Choral Evensong on BBC Radio 3. He also conducted the Ex Cathedra Boys Academy and was the Musical Director of the City of Wolverhampton Choir.

Alistair is now a Songman in the choir of York Minster, and is also a member of the Ex Cathedra Graduate Scholarship Scheme, working closely with Jeffrey Skidmore and performing regularly with Ex Cathedra.

Outside of choral singing, Alistair regularly appears in operatic productions at Birmingham Conservatoire, as well as performing in the chorus of the Dorset Opera Festival 2016. Notable performances include Blow Venus and Adonis (Title role), Verdi Macbeth (Chorus), Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin (Chorus), Rossini La Cenerentola (Alidoro) and Mozart Der Zauberflöte (Geharnischte Mann).


Future engagements include singing as a soloist with the Northampton Bach Choir, as well as future performances with Ex Cathedra, Armonico Consort and the choir of York Minster.

Click to read about Alistair's Conducting and Teaching, or his Diary.

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