Versatile countertenor and conductor Nigel Short is best known as the artistic director and founder of the a cappella chamber choir Tenebrae. Short launched his career as a soloist in opera and oratorio, while also singing in various choirs, including the Tallis Scholars and the King's Singers.
Short was born in Solihull, England, on August 16, 1965. As a youth, he sang as a chorister at Solihull Parish Church and later enrolled at the Royal College of Music in London, where he studied voice and piano. Short developed an interest in sacred music, from pre-Renaissance to modern, and following his time at the Royal College, performed with several choral ensembles, including the choirs of Westminster Abbey and Cathedral, the Tallis Scholars, and the King's Consort. He later began appearing in oratorios and operas, including with Opera North ... Read Full Biography