William Gaunt began his musical education as a chorister at Ripon Cathedral, later gaining music and academic scholarships to Uppingham School, before becoming a Choral Scholar at King’s College, Cambridge, where he read for a degree in Classics.
Recent solo performances have included Bach St John Passion with Bournemouth Sinfonietta, the Choir of Christ Church, Oxford, and Solihull Choral Society; Bach St Matthew Passion with the Armonico Consort; Handel Messiah and Acis and Galatea with Nottingham Harmonic Society; Handel Samson with Uppingham Choral Society; Monteverdi Vespers with the Hertfordshire Chorus; Haydn Missa in Angustiis 'Nelson Mass' in the 2008 Norfolk and Norwich Festival with the Choir of King's College, Cambridge and Stephen Cleobury; Purcell Come, ye Sons of Art, away for Paul McCreesh in the Luberon Festival (Provence); and the role of Arioch in Handel Belshazzar with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under Sir Charles Mackerras at the 2008 Proms .
Future engagements include Mozart Requiem and Spatzenmesse with Eastcote Choral Society (Robert Jones), and the role of Christus in St John Passion with the Choir of Christ Church, Oxford (Stephen Darlington).
William also has a busy schedule as a choral and consort singer. As well as his regular duties as a member of the Choir of Westminster Cathedral, he performs and records with many noteworthy groups, including Tenebrae, The Sixteen, Polyphony, The Gabrieli Consort, Gallicantus, The BBC Singers, Ex Cathedra, and The Binchois Consort.