Obituary: Baritone Christopher Keyte Dies at 88

By Francisco Salazar

British baritone Dr. Christopher Keyte has died at the age of 88.

Keyte was a choral scholar at King’s College, Cambridge who pursued a singing career for over 45 years. Throughout his career, he performed at The Three Choirs, Aldeburgh, Flanders, and Savonlinna and specialized in early music and oratorio.

For 20 years he was a member of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and sang at all the major concert halls and cathedrals in the British Isles. He also recorded as a soloist in over 50 CD recordings.

Keyte was also the associate Founder Director of Children’s International Voices of Enfield and in 2005 he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of the University.