Ben McKee began his career as a chorister at King’s College, Cambridge, was a music scholar at The King’s School, Canterbury, and then studied music at the University of Manchester. Whilst there, he co-founded the Halle Youth Choir, was assistant conductor of the Hallé Youth choir, and conducted the university’s chamber choir, Ad Solem.
As an accomplished bass-baritone, Ben has developed a reputation for both his consort work and performances of new music. In the UK, he is a member of Fieri Consort and Siglo de Oro and regularly sings with groups including the BBC Singers, The Gesualdo Six, Ex Cathedra, The Dunedin Consort, The English Concert, ORA Singers, EXAUDI and Tenebrae. Ben also performs abroad with Theatre of Voices, Chamber Choir Ireland, Coro Casa da Musica in Porto, and was formerly a member of Ars Nova, Copenhagen. As a chorus master, Ben has worked for Coro Casa da Musica under Paul Hillier, preparing the choir for especially challenging programmes including Ligeti’s Drei Phantasien.
As a soloist, Ben frequently sings oratorio, with recent appearances at the Gaida Festival in Vilnius and St Paul’s Knightsbridge, Hampstead Parish Church and Chester Cathedral.