James' recording with The Binchois Consort, Music for the 100 Years' War is now available from Hyperion Records. The album celebrates in musical guise the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, fought on 25 October 1415. In doing so it also casts its net wider, embracing other aspects and events of the epic Hundred Years’ War (begun under Edward III), of which Agincourt formed but one part—albeit a heroic and iconic part.
A selection of James' upcoming performances for the 16/17 season are now available here. More will added as they are announced.
Highlights include Alto Soloist Messiah with the Leeds Philharmonic, Pallade/Famigliare I L'Incoronazione di Poppea with the studio of Opera de Lyon, Cyrus Belshazzar with the Petros Singers in London, and The Boy/Angel 1 (cover) Written On Skin at the Royal Opera House.
You can now watch a live recording of James' performance in the ★★★★★ Glyndebourne production of David Bruce's Nothing on the Glyndebourne website from 5.00pm on Friday 6 May until 10.00am on Monday 9 May. If you’re viewing on a mobile device, select full-screen mode for the best experience.
Tonight, the Academy of Ancient Music's performance of JS Bach Lenten and Passiontide Cantatas at Milton Court Concert Hall, London, will be broadcasted live on BBC Radio 3. Tune in to hear James singing with the choir and performing the alto solos in Cantata No 39 'Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot' from 7:30pm.
The programme will be available to listen to on the BBC Radio 3 website shortly after the broadcast for a month.
Programme - Bach: Cantata No 127 'Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott'; Cantata No 39 'Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot'; 'Ich lasse dich nicht' BWV Anh. 159; Cantata No 182 'Himmelskönig, sei willkommen'
On the 21 March edition of BBC Radio 3's In Tune, James will be performing two arias from the AAM Lenten and Passiontide Bach Cantatas concert programme, Leget Euch from BWV182 and Seinem Schöpfer from BWV39, with members of the Academy of Ancient Music. The programme will be available to listen to here shortly after broadcast, or listen in live on BBC Radio 3 at 4:30pm.
The concert in Milton Court, London on the 24th March will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.
Broadcasted on Valentines Day, you can now listen back to the Dunedin Consort's performance of John Blow's Venus and Adonis recorded live in Glasgow last October, in which James performed Huntsman, on the BBC Radio 3 website for the next month.
In February 2016, James will performing the role of Johan in the world premiere of David Bruce's new opera Nothing at Glyndebourne.
Directed by Bijan Sheibani and conducted by Sian Edwards, the opera is based on the award-winning novel by Danish author Janne Teller. Nothing (which is co-commissioned by Glyndebourne Productions Limited and Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation) tells the haunting story of a group of teenagers trying to convince their classmates that life has meaning.
Performances take place 25-27 February 2016 on the main stage at Glyndebourne, alongside members of Glyndebourne Youth Opera aged 14-19.
New videos of James' performance of John Blow's Venus and Adonis with the Dunedin Consort for the Utrecht OudeMuziek Festival '15 have been uploaded to YouTube and can be found below.
The first half includes motets by Ward, Weelkes, Lawes and Gibbons, with a second half performance of the Blow opera.
James will performing with John Bull and the Dunedin Consort again in October in Edinburgh and Glasgow.