Voice (Musical Theatre)
Robert Greenhill studied at the Royal Northern College of Music as an Organist and singer and at the Royal College of Music as a Singer. After graduating he began his career as a tenor singing with Kent Opera, Opera Northern Ireland, Opera Sicily, Voltface in Paris and at the Camden Festival London and Opera Bordeaux. He gave the first recital for Art of the Earth with Malcolm Martineau. He gave recitals for the British Council in Istanbul and Bordeaux. He has performed with the London Pops Orchestra at the Albert Hall and other London venues.
He began his Director of Music career in Jerusalem, Israel at St George’s Cathedral. Then moving to London to St Cyprian’s Church where he was also Director of Music at St Cyprian’s with the patron Geoffrey Parsons and Artist Director Dr John Evans. He had his first chamber choir and works included Haydn’s Creation, Mozart’s Requiem. He then moved to St John’s Wood Church where he founded the chamber choir Vocem and performed Handel’s Messiah, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and music from the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. He also had 8 professional singers with whom he performed all of the Mozart masses and other major choral works.
He then began his teaching career and joined the staff at the Urdang Academy, where he was Head of Singing. He moved on to Elmhurst and was Head of singing. After 6 years he had the opportunity to move to Spain and whilst there was the Musical Director of Tarzan the Musical which won an award for best musical and Swan Lake the Musical. When he came back to London in 2005 he took up the post of Director of Music at St John’s Church Hyde Park Crescent.
At St John's he has 8 scholars who are all postgraduates, or on the opera course at one of the four music colleges in London. He also has a professional orchestra, which perform on a regular basis at the church. He returned to the Urdang Academy to teach all of the First year students on the degree and diploma course later leaving to take up the post of singing tutor at The Centre for Performing Arts in Rochester. Robert is currently the Musical Theatre Singing tutor at Royal Holloway, University of London and has recently been appointed Teacher of BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre at the London College of Music.