‘Choral conductor and baritone Gerard Lim is a graduate (Bmus Vocal Performance) of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory. He is currently reading a masters in choral conducting at the Royal Academy of Music, under Patrick Russill, and is the Alec Robertson scholar at Westminster Cathedral for the upcoming academic year.
Singers. Also with James O’Donnell, David Hill, Eamonn Dougan, and Roland Börger at the academy. Currently, he studies singing with Alexander Ashworth. Prior to his studies at the academy Gerard was director of music at St. Joseph Church (Bukit Timah) for nine years, conducting for several masses for the Archdiocese of Singapore. while at Yong Siew Toh he directed several digital productions , working on various pieces such as Brahms’ Liebeslieder, anthems and motets by Gibbons, Telemann, Buxtehude, Mendelssohn and Fauré. Last year he was also involved with the conservatory chorus’s preparation for J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion.
In his solo singing career, Gerard has performed the baritone solo in Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, conducted by Masaaki Suzuki, and was praised for the ‘great expressiveness and characterisation’ in his singing by The Straits Times. Also singing the part of Adam in Haydn’s Creation. Last year, he was baritone soloist in Schubert’s Mass No. 2 in G Major. He also took the role of iJesus for the St. John Passion, and the baritone role in Stravinsky’s Pulcinella.