What & where was your debut gig with The Sixteen?
December 1988, Messiah Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford.
What’s been a memorable Sixteen gig and why?
Some stick in the memory for musical reasons, e.g. singing James MacMillan’s Seven Last Words in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw with the composer conducting; some for totally unmusical reasons, like the coldest I can remember (Den Bosch in December a couple of years ago, when we could see our breath in front of us).
If you could perform in any venue, what / where would it be?
Musikverein in Vienna because I haven’t performed there.
What are your hobbies and interests?
I am an armchair cricket fanatic and spend hours watching on TV (usually while listening to Test Match Special on the radio). Reading also takes up quite a bit of my time and on tour, when others may be playing cards, I can often be found with my nose in a biography or a crime thriller. I enjoy cooking, but never really have enough time to do this.
Does anyone in The Sixteen have any annoying or unusual habits?!
No, but I blame Eamonn Dougan for as much as I can!
What would your ultimate desert island disc be?
Bach’s B minor Mass
What would you eat for your last supper?
And the obligatory question…What football team do you support?!
Wrong game! The only interest in results I ever show is vicariously on behalf of my Chelsea-supporting 21 year old son, Richard. (And this just irritates the phalanx of Arsenal supporters in the group!)