Nicholas began his musical career as a chorister at Salisbury Cathedral and continued as a music award holder at Uppingham School. In 1991, he was awarded a choral scholarship to King’s College Cambridge, and then moved to London, building a career as a freelance Tenor, singing with groups such as Polyphony, The King’s Consort, The Sixteen and The Cardinall’s Musick. In 1997, he began singing and recording with The Huelgas Ensemble, performing all over Europe as a consort singer and soloist. Poliziano’s Orfeo was one of his most prominent roles, which he performed on Dutch national radio.
In 2002, Nicholas joined The Tallis Scholars as a regular member, recording and performing regularly in the United States, the Far East and all over Europe. This also coincided with his first venture into singing teaching, which has recently transformed into a full-time position in the music department of The King’s School Canterbury, where he is now Assistant Director of Music. As a teacher, Nicholas is frequently conducting choral and orchestral ensembles, including a recent performance of Handel’s Saul in Chelmsford Cathedral.
Nicholas continues to work with a select group of vocal ensembles such as Alamire and Tenebrae, performing 2-3 concerts per month as well as several recordings annually.