Aric Prentice has been Director of Music and Master of the Choristers at Lincoln Cathedral since 2003. He began his musical training as a chorister at Durham Cathedral, and in 1990 went up as an instrumental exhibitioner to Jesus College, Cambridge, where he read Music and Theology. In his final year as an undergraduate he sang in the choir of St John’s College, recording and broadcasting extensively.
Under his direction, Lincoln Cathedral Choir has broadcast frequently on Radios 2, 3, 4, BBC1 and ITV and has recorded on the Guild, Cantoris and Naxos labels as well as making three discs on Priory, including a recording of the early anthems of Herbert Howells.
Aric has worked with youth chamber choirs for more than twenty years and has led choirs into the semi-finals of the Songs of Praise Choir of the Year competition twice, the youth category finals of Choir of the Year and was the director of the runner-up choir in the Barnardo’s National Choir Competition 2014.
Aric still manages to find a little time for solo work as a counter-tenor. He has performed most of the best-known oratorio roles, including Handel’s Messiah and Samson, Bach’s St John and St Matthew Passions and Mass in B minor as well as Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Latin Choruses. He also gives regular choral workshops in the UK and the USA, with professional and amateur choirs large and small, in addition to accompanying, adjudicating and advisory work.