Nicholas Hurndall Smith, tenor


We are delighted to announce that Nicholas will be singing the part of Evangelist in our performance of Bach’s St John Passion on March 17th 2018, at 7.30pm in St Michael’s Church, Helston.

Nicholas Hurndall Smith studied music as organ scholar at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, before training as a singer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under David Pollard. He has since been equally at home on the operatic and concert stages, in roles by Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Britten and Stravinsky and he appears all over the world with a variety of conductors and ensembles, with Monteverdi & Bach being special favourites.
He recently sang in the acclaimed Bach Weekend with the Feinstein Ensemble at Kings Place, performing Bach’s Cantata Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht and the B minor Mass. With the London Concert Choir he has sung Haydn’s The Seasons and the Mozart Requiem, and Britten’s St Nicolas with both the London Mozart Players and the English Chamber Orchestra. He has also appeared with Fretwork in a recital of Purcell and Dowland.
Nicholas has been a member of the solo voice ensemble I Fagiolini for the last thirty years, taking part in their innovative staged productions, films, recordings and tours. Last summer saw them in a revival of How like an Angel with Circa at the St. Olav Festival in Trondheim, and this year they have been touring their new Monteverdi recording ‘The Other Vespers’.
Nicholas also enjoys adding alpine and rock climbs to his repertoire. In June he completed a unique ‘double’, climbing the Old Man of Hoy and running the Hoy Half Marathon in one weekend.

Helston Chamber Choir is proud to announce our next concert :

Saturday, March 17th 2018 at 7.30pm, in St Michael’s Church, Helston



Nicholas Hurndall Smith: Evangelist
Jesse Giuliani: Jesus       
Simeon Royle: Pilate

Kate Banfield Rickard: soprano    
Ruth Williams: alto
Michael White: tenor     
Michael Hoeg: organ
Helston Chamber Choir and Orchestra
Director and  conductor:
Nigel Wicken



Beth and Greg’s Wedding 4th November 2017
St Winwaloe Church
Gunwalloe Church Cove

We had the great pleasure and privilege of singing at the beautiful and moving marriage ceremony of our alto, Beth, with her fiance Greg, on a sunny winter’s afternoon.


Members of the choir, dressed in autumnal colours at the Bride’s request, preparing to sing the Theme from Terminator 2 at the entrance of the Bride, at the Groom’s request!


The very happy couple after the ceremony