Sudden death of a trail-blazing counter-tenormain
Tim Penrose, one of the generations of singers that stretched early music back to the 13th century, has died after a short illness. He was 64.
A member of Pro Cantione Antiqua, Tim recorded music that went back into the mists of time, as well as masterworks by Orlando and Palestrina. He sang Athamas in John Eliot Gardiner’s recording of Handel’s Semele, among many other solo roles on record.
In recent years, he was director of music at All Saints Church, West Dulwich, which announced his death.