ANTONY PITTS (b 1969 )
Antony Pitts sang as a treble in the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace; he was an academic scholar and later an honorary senior scholar at New College, Oxford where he founded Tonus Peregrinus. In 2004 their radical interpretation of Arvo Pärt’s Passio (Naxos 8.555860) won a Cannes Classical Award. He has been both a senior producer at BBC Radio 3 and a senior lecturer at the Royal Academy of Music; he is currently a patron of the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music and an honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Church Music. His compositions have been given their premières in Wigmore Hall and Westminster Cathedral in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and the Philharmonie Kammermusiksaal in Berlin, and published by Faber Music—notably the 40-part motet XL and The Naxos Book of Carols—and released on Naxos, Hyperion, Harmonia Mundi, Signum, and Unknown Public.