Ross Mortimer, tenor, is a native of London, Ontario. He completed his is Bachelors of Music, Voice Performance, at Western University in the spring of 2015. There he studied under the tutelage Torin Chiles and Christiane Riel. Ross has now relocated to Toronto where he is continuing his studies privately with Nathalie Paulin.
This Summer Ross was invited to Edmonton where he performed the role of Simon Stimson in the Canadian premier of Ned Rorem’s Our Town. Past roles with UWOpera include Torquemada in L’heure Espangole, Le théière, Le petit vieillard and La rainette in L’enfant et les Sortilèges, Romeo in City Workers in Love and Olaf in Gisela in her Bathtub, the two later directed by the opera’s librettist, Michael Cavanagh. As a soloist Ross has performed most recently with the London Community Orchestra in selections from Berlioz’s Nuit D’été and with the London Youth Orchestra in Benjamin Britten’s arrangements of British folk songs. He looks forward to presenting the third annual Carols by Candlelight concert in London, an event that has raised over $10,000 for local charities.
Ross is thrilled to be part of ESG choir and looks forward to enjoying the miracle of singing together every Thursday and Sunday!