Roderick Bryce is a native of Edinburgh. He is in much demand as singer, teacher, vocal coach and choral director. He started his musical life as a chorister at St. Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral and went on to study percussion and timpani before graduating in Vocal Studies from the Ian Tomlin School of Music, Napier University. In addition he studied singing and conducting at the University of Washington, Seattle.
He has broadcast often on BBC Radio 4 with St Andrew Camerata and regularly sings with Cappella Nova, including their appearance at the 2012 Celtic Connections festival; and also with the Dunedin Consort, with whom he has recorded ‘Judas’ and sung live ‘Christus’ in Bach’s Mattheus-Passion. Other singing work with Dunedin Consort has included Bach’s Mass in B-minor at the Belfast International Festival, Bach’s Actus Tragicus and Cantatas by Buxdehude; Handel’s Messiah in Edinburgh and France; Dixit Dominus and Bach’s Motets. Past engagements include Bach Cantatas with Masaaki Suzuki’s Bach Collegium Japan at the Edinburgh International Festival, Faure’s Requiem and French baroque cantatas at the Edinburgh Fringe, Vaughan William’s Sea Symphony with Edinburgh Academy, Stravinsky’s Les Noces with the Calton Consort, Bach Magnificat with the Aberdeen Bach Choir, Stainer’s Crucifixion with Loretto Choral Society and Beethoven’s Christ on the Mount of Olives.
He is currently director of the Scottish Chamber Choir, Sospiro Baroque, and chorus master of the Erskine Stewart’s Melville Community Choir.
Roderick teaches singing for City of Edinburgh Council, Loretto School and Fettes College.