Stephen Foulkes sang for ten years as a lay-clerk with Bristol Cathedral Choir and is currently bass vicar-choral with Wells Cathedral Choir. He is a regular soloist with choral societies around the United Kingdom and has made many broadcasts and recordings. His extensive repertoire includes works by Bach, Dvorak, Tavener and Finzi in venues as varied as Cologne, Amsterdam, New York and Nymberg (Czech Republic).His performances in the United Kingdom have included most of the great works in some of the leading cathedrals, works ranging from Handel’s Messiah in Edinburgh to Monteverdi’s Vespers in Truro. In 2005 he was guest soloist with the Silver Ring Choir of Bath on a tour of the Far East and New Zealand. In addition to his concert work, Stephen has sung as principal in opera, and has regularly appeared as judge and recitalist in song competitions for composers under the auspices of the English Poetry and Song Society.
Outside music, his interests are mainly water-based – having been a police frogman in a previous occupation. Sailing remains his favourite relaxation. The waterside pubs are also a great attraction! He also enjoys horse-riding and has had a book published on the history of the Mounted Police in Bristol
to mark its recent centenary.