Michael went to Keble prep school in Winchmore Hill, North London. He was spotted singing carols by a musical aunt in December 1974 and started singing lessons. In early 1975 he amazed his fellow pupils when he sang 'How beautiful are the feet', unaccomanied, at the Friday afternoon fun time in the classroom. It brought tears to the eyes of his teacher.
In September 1975, Michael began a scholarship at St Paul's cathedral school. He sang in Sydney Opera House and Covent Garden.
Michael became a member of the Temple Church Choir at the age of nine. He soon becmame a soloist and, in 1980, sang 'Hear my Prayer' in the Abbey recording of 'The Temple Tradition'. He was noted for his performance as 'Miles in Britten's The Turn of the Screw at the Colosseum.
Stephen Beet 'The Better Land --in seach of the Lost Boy Soprsnos'.
Harry Mudd, executive producer of Abbey Records and the associated Alpha Label, made an enourmous impact with his standalone recordings of choirs and boy soprano soloists in particular. This recording includes highlights from some of these soloists on CD for the first time.
Michael Ginn 2 Videodiscs, 116 min. A film by Petr Weigl. Members of the Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden; Sir Colin Davis, conductor. Michael Gulyas plays Miles, Michael Ginn is the credited boy soprano.
As well as chapters on Iwan Davies, Derek Barsham, and Denis Wright, amongst others there are also chapters under the following headings: The Temple Boys, The Manchester Boys, The Music Hall Boys, The Fleeting Boys, and The Broadcast Boys.
This book is available directly from the author: Contact StephenRBeet@gmail.com
Price £10 plus postage
This book is available for the cost of postage and packing only if the set of six The Better Land CD albums is ordered.