Aric Prentice has been Director of Music in Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Minster School since January 2003. He began his musical training as a chorister in Durham Cathedral, moving to Trent College as a music scholar in 1985. He went up as an instrumental exhibitioner to Jesus College, Cambridge, in 1990 where he read Music and Theology and in his final year sang as a choral scholar in St John’s College Cambridge, recording and broadcasting extensively.
Aric is now regularly in demand as a soloist, accompanist and conductor. Solo counter-tenor roles have included Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St John and St Matthew Passions and Mass in B minor, the part of Micah in Handel’s Samson, Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Handel’s Dixit Dominus and My heart is inditing, Purcell’s Come, ye sons of art, away, Bach’s Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust BWV170 and Wer Sünde tut, der ist vom Teufel BWV54, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 and Bernstein’s Latin Choruses, French Choruses and Chichester Psalms. He is currently studying singing with Berty Rice.