SIMON PONSFORD (countertenor) recently graduated MA with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music, where he was also awarded the S & M Eyres Wilson Scholarship and a Diploma of the Royal Academy of Music for outstanding performance. As an ensemble singer, Simon has sung with many professional choirs including Polyphony, English Voices and Tenebrae, was an Apprentice in the Monteverdi Choir, and is a founder member of the Platinum Consort. He is currently a lay clerk in the choir of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, and has just been appointed a Lay Vicar in the choir of Westminster Abbey. This is his debut recording as a soloist.
DAVID PONSFORD is an organist, harpsichordist, musicologist and conductor, and an authority on keyboard music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. On graduating from Cambridge, he was appointed Assistant Organist at Wells Cathedral. Later, he studied for a PhD on performance practice in French Baroque organ music with Professor Peter Williams. He is now Associate Lecturer at Cardiff University, where he conducts the University Chamber Orchestra and gives lectures in performance practice. He also teaches organ and harpsichord at Bristol University, and gives series of lectures at Madingley Hall, Cambridge. The first two of a series of CDs of seventeenth and eighteenth-century French organ music recorded on French historic organs were released by Nimbus in 2013.