James Cobb

James Cobb is a 17 year old tenor from the Woking area. He studies with Veronica Veysey-Campbell at the Royal College of Music Junior Department. As well as performing as a soloist, James also sings in various choirs. He is a member of the National Youth Training Choir of Great Britain and has sung with them at various locations and performed solos at Tonbridge Chapel and Truro Cathedral. Despite being offered a sixth form place at Wells Cathedral School, James decided to remain as an academic and music scholar at Reeds School Cobham.  With the school choir, James has performed at the Royal Festival Hall, St. Paul's Cathedral and will be performing in St. John's Smith Square this spring.

As part of the RCMJD choir, James has sung twice at the Royal Albert Hall and is looking forward to touring abroad with the choir later this year. This is the first time James has performed at a Breinton Soiree but over the summer holidays he was happy to join Kumi and Erika to sing both at the Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea and at an elderly care home in Guildford. This was as part of Breinton Soirees work in the community. James also competes in the local Woking Music Festival and has won first prizes over the last two years in both the Folk Song and Lieder categories. James is very excited about performing a selection of songs from his repertoire this evening and hopes you enjoy the performance.