Colin Brockie - Bass

Colin Brockie - Bass

Colin was a member of the National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCoS) for 11 years whilst gaining a BA Hons in Design and Craft at Gray’s School of Art in his home city of Aberdeen. During this time he continued to receive his singing lessons at the North East of Scotland Music School (NESMS), being taught by Ruth Black, Alan Watt and Raimund Herincx, as well as being one of the Assistant Administrators there. Through NESMS, he was awarded the Ellie Pirie Scholarship on three occasions.

Colin moved to Manchester to study a Masters in Solo Performance with Stuart MacIntyre at the Royal Northern College of Music. There he appeared in RNCM operas La Belle Hélène (Agamemnon), La Clemenza di Tito (Publio), Carmen (Zuniga) and Albert Herring (Superintendent Budd) and in several fully staged scenes.

Upon leaving the RNCM Colin sang as part of the Buxton Festival Opera Chorus in their productions of Jeptha, Kashchei the Immortal, The Maiden in the Tower and in Intermezzo, in which he also performed the role of Legal Councellor. He then appeared in the Wexford Opera Chorus in L’Arlesiana and as Le Soldat in Le Roi Malgre Lui. This summer Colin was a member of Glyndebourne Chorus in their productions of Falstaff, Don Pasquale and Billy Budd.

Recent engagements include a concert given as part of Aberdeen’s Sound Festival in Cults Parish Church and as bass soloist in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle in St Mary’s Parish Church in Uttoxeter.