User:Robin Doveton

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General Information

Contributor since: 2005-10-17

Number of scores on CPDL: 17

Works with editions by this editor: 28 (see list)

Contact Information

Doveton Music website


Robin Doveton began his musical education at Tonbridge School when he was thirteen, learning piano and violin and singing in several choirs. In 1964 he won a Choral Scholarship to sing in the Chapel choir of King's College, Cambridge under David Willcocks and took a degree in Music, specializing in Composition with Alan Ridout.

After University he began singing in professional vocal ensembles and became a founder member of The Scholars (latterly known in the USA as The Scholars of London and The Voices of London). Robin Doveton can be heard as tenor soloist on The Scholars Baroque Ensemble's NAXOS CDs in works by Monteverdi, Purcell and Handel, and as Evangelist in Bach's St John Passion.

Robin's folksong arrangements formed an indispensable part of The Scholars' concert and recorded repertoire. His (few!) compositions were sung by them and are in the repertoire of a number English Cathedral choirs. He established Doveton Music in 1998 to publish his folksong and carol arrangements and editions of other pieces which have stimulated his enthusiasm such as English Classical Glees.

In 1993 he founded the chamber choir Vocalis, Frankfurt (described by the press as a "Paragon of the highest Choral Art") for whom he continues to make arrangements and conduct several (usually a cappella) concerts every year.