"The demanding role of The Evangelist, who tells the story of Jesus’ trial and crucifixion, was sung by
the tenor Ben Alden with simplicity, great clarity and conviction. His voice was unforced and as
strong at the end of the performance as it had been at the beginning."
Bach St John Passion, Benson Choral Society
"Tenor Ben Alden did some sterling work in Part II...he imbued it all with confidence and dramatic intensity. Thou shall break them was particularly moving."
Nicola Lisle, The Oxford Times, 8 Feb 2011
"The tenor, Ben Alden, set the scene with his unearthly and lilting arias."
Messiah, Windsor Royal Free Singers
"Ben Alden was an excellent tenor soloist who had no difficulty with his demanding arias."
Sasha Alexander: Bach St Matthew Passion, Rosenethe SIngers
Ben studied Modern Languages at Durham University before embarking on Postgraduate Vocal studies as an ABRSM scholar at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. He studied under Peter Alexander Wilson and also worked with Malcolm Martineau, Ann Murray and the late Philip Langridge.
With a repertoire spanning over a millennium, Ben enjoys a varied career on the concert platform.
Past performances include Monteverdi Vespers for the Academy of Ancient Music and King’s College Choir on tour in Europe, Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music at Cadogan Hall, Bach St Matthew Passion in Bath Abbey, and Mozart Cminor Mass and Bach Magnificat for Midland Festival Chorus in Worcester Cathedral.
As a recitalist Ben has an extensive repertoire of Lieder, French song and English song. His performances include Britten Winter Words, Ireland The Land of Lost Content,Vaughan Williams On Wenlock Edge and Four Hymns. Ben's most recent recital engagement was at St John's Beaumont School, Old Windsor, Berkshire in February.
An accomplished ensemble singer, Ben works with many of Britain's leading vocal groups, including the Monteverdi Choir, Tenebrae, The Sixteen, The Tallis Scholars, Exaudi, The Cardinall's Musick and Synergy Vocals, and has appeared on stage in the Salle Pleyel, Paris and The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Ben currently combines a freelance singing career with a Lay Clerkship at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle and peripatetic music teaching. He studies singing with Ryland Davies. In his spare time, Ben enjoys being with his young family, good food, cycling and photography.