Giles Pilgrim Morris
23 Aug 1966 – 13 July 2017
Much loved and greatly missed.
Giles Pilgrim Morris is an experienced counter-tenor who specialises in English and European repertoire.
Until recently a counter-tenor lay clerk at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Aberdeen, Giles first sang as a chorister at Felsted School, Essex, at the age of eleven; he began singing counter-tenor at the age of sixteen. Giles started singing professionally whilst a student at the University of London, as a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace.
He then sang with a number of professional church choirs in London, including: Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair; St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge; The Guard’s Chapel, Wellington Barracks; and most recently, St George’s Church, Hanover Square (the church at which Handel worshipped).
In addition to solo work in the UK, Giles sings services with professional church choirs in London, and also at St Andrew’s Cathedral. He also performs with the Aberdeen-based consort group Cantamus Hodie, and with the Con Anima Chamber Choir.
Recent performances have included:
- Bach, St John Passion
- Bernstein, Chichester Psalms
- Handel, Dixit Dominus, Semele
- Chandos anthem Sing Unto the Lord, and Birthday Ode for Queen Anne
- Hasse, Salve Regina
- Pergolesi, Stabat Mater
- Zelenka, Easter Lamentations