Informal Lunchtime Concert: Jaivin Raj

Baritone Jaivin Raj (Truro Cathedral Choir) is accompanied by Carolyn Craig (Organ Scholar) in a recital of music spanning almost 200 years by composers including Duparc, Wolf, Vaughan Williams and Howells.  The programme will also feature the first movement of Bach’s cantata Ich Habe Genug, which will feature Cellist Naomi Johnston and Oboist Molly Carleston.

Jaivin Raj is a baritone and conductor based in Truro. As a soloist, Jaivin has performed recitals at venues including St Clement Danes, St Mary at Hill and St Andrew’s Alexandra Park, and recently recorded the premiere recording of Laurence Armstrong Hughes’ Late Lyrics.  He has sung as a soloist in opera and operetta including Purcell’s The Fairy Queen and Offenbach’s Pépito, the latter of which he also musically directed.  Most recently, he has performed as a soloist and chorus member in a concert of music by Henry Purcell at St Mary’s Church, Penzance, and sung as a soloist with the Three Spires Singers and Orchestra in their performance of Elgar’s Great is the Lord.

Jaivin is currently the musical director of both Newquay Choral Society and The Perraners.  He devised and conducted Newquay Choral Society’s Christmas Concert in December 2017, and conducts weekly rehearsals with both choirs. This year, Jaivin is a choral scholar at Truro Cathedral, building on his previous experience singing in professional and semi-professional church and concert choirs.  He has performed and recorded with the Rodolfus Choir and the Chapel Choir of King’s College London, including singing as a soloist on the Rodolfus disc.  While in London he also sang with choirs in churches including Holy Trinity, Sloane Square ; St James’, Sussex Gardens; and Southwark Cathedral.

Entry free with a retiring collection.