John McMunnGeneral Manager

John trained as a musicologist at Harvard and Cambridge Universities before pursuing an international career as a freelance soloist on the opera and concert stages. Notable appearances over his 10 year performance career include roles for the Royal Opera House and English National Opera; the Aldeburgh, Buxton and City of London Festivals; oratorio appearances with Academy of Ancient Music and the Philharmonia, BBC Symphony and Ulster Orchestras; as well as numerous collaborations with Gabrieli, most recently the 2012 recording A New Venetian Coronation 1595.

Following a move into management John held fundraising and marketing roles at Tenebrae Choir and the Academy of Ancient Music. Subsequently, he was Artistic Director of the Cambridge Summer Music Festival in 2016, a year which saw the Festival promote 35 concerts over 16 days, featuring more than 55 artists and ensembles, in 19 venues across the City of Cambridge and as far afield as Ely Cathedral, where Gabrieli Roar made its tremendously successful debut on 4 July. He joined Gabrieli in October 2016, and became General Manager in August 2017, a role he combines with management of Concerts at King’s (King’s College, Cambridge) and other freelance projects.

Outside of work, John enjoys long distance running, back issues of the New Yorker magazine, and vintage Oregonian Pinot Noir.