Stephen Charlesworth



Stephen – known by everyone as Larry – studied singing at the Royal College of Music in London during the 1970s when Sir David Willcocks was Director. He became the regular baritone in Gothic Voices after taking part in their recording ‘The Medieval Romantics’ in 1990.


He counts himself extremely fortunate to have sung on many of the groundbreaking baroque recordings of the 1980s, from Andrew Parrott and the Taverner Choir’s single voice Monteverdi 1610 Vespers, to all the Bach recordings from Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir.


Although he loved the touring life of the freelance singer, in 1988, with a growing family, he became a member of the BBC Singers, the UKs only full-time professional choir. Since their work involves a lot of contemporary music, his concerts away with Gothic Voices and The Tallis Scholars are always a refreshing change.


Stephen lives in Lewes, the county town of East Sussex, in the south-east of England. He is married to soprano and singing teacher Lucinda Houghton and they have four grown-up (sometimes!) children, one of whom is following his Dad’s career in music.