Graham Bier

Graham BierGraham Bier, bass, has sung professionally with Stile Antico, I Fagiolini, The Crossing, and the choir of York Minster.  Highlights as a soloist include Haydn Creation with the Wheldrake Orchestra, Monteverdi 1610 Vespers in Corfu, Purcell anthems with the Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, and Handel Orlando in the National Centre for Early Music alongside Robin Blaze.  Recording credits include solo work on New Horizons (2009) and Music for the Blessed Virgin (2011) with the Ebor Singers, and choral singing on the Yorkshire Baroque Soloists’ Bach St. John Passion (2010) and Stile Antico’s The Phoenix Rising (2013). Also an established conductor, Graham has led the choral ensemble The 24 in concerts in England, Scotland, Serbia and China, and has served as Choral Conducting Scholar with the Huddersfield Choral Society and as a deputy director with The Ebor Singers and the Manchester Chamber Choir, among others. In August 2013, Graham took up the post of Director of Music at Bryn Athyn Cathedral in Philadelphia, USA, and is Music Director of the Reading Choral Society.  He holds a PhD in musicology and an M.A. in ensemble singing (distinction) from the University of York, and a B.A. from Oberlin College.