The Royal College of Music Gap Year Experience Program was where Harry Kersley Tenor, began his journey of Musical study. This was an opportunity only afforded to those who show exceptionally high levels of ability and potential to progress into a professional career as a musician. The Royal College of Music laid down the foundation of knowledge of classical musicianship. Harry then attended Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London and completed a Bachelors of Music in Performance.
Harry took part in many Master Classes at Trinity including working with Europe’s most esteemed opera singers and coaches including Maestro Ubaldo Fabbri, Claire Rutter, Louise Crane, James Gilchrist and Louise Winter.
Harry has also taken on roles with opera companies to gain further experience:
Tamino – Die Zauberflöte (Opera Kensintongton, 2019), Alfredo – La Traviata (Opera South East, 2019), Gastone - La Traviata (Hampstead Garden Opera, 2018), Marco Polo – A Night at The Chinese Opera (Trinity Laban, 2018), Prince Yamadori - Madame Butterfly (London International Sinfonia, Cadogan Hall, 2017), First Priest - Die Zauberflöte (Lynton Atkinson Production prior to Hurn Court Opera, 2016), First Armed Man - Die Zauberflöte (Lynton Atkinson Production prior to Hurn Court Opera, 2016.)
Nemorino - “Io già m’immagino” + “Una Furtiva Lagrima”, L’Elisir D’amore, Gaetano Donizetti, National Opera Studio: Opera Intro Course, 2018.
Don Ottavio - “Ah del padre in periglio” + “Fuggi, Crudele, Fuggi!”, Don Giovanni, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, National Opera Studio: Opera Intro Course, 2018.
Oratorio solo concert performances include:
The Messiah (Handel) and Olivet to Calvary (Maunder.)
Harry has performed for the Henry van Straubenzee Charity Christmas service in front of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Furthermore, he sang for the Child’s i Foundation’s black tie gala dinner at The Roof Gardens, Kensington supporting the important work to provide family homes for orphans in Uganda. He was also invited to perform at The Bet 365 arena in Stoke on Trent for The Boparan Charitable Trust, a UK-wide charity which helps children with disabilities and life-limiting conditions.
10 Downing Street (London), The 100 Club (London), The Ned (London), The Lansdowne Club (London) and The Ritz Carlton Hotel (St Andrews, Scotland.)
Harry has also had experience as a television judge alongside Geri Horner on BBC One’s: All Together Now.