Academic Staff Directory

Paul King

Paul Norcross-King

Hourly Paid Lecturer
Academic school:
Job title:
Hourly Paid Lecturer
Higher qualifications:

BMus (Trinity College Of Music), MMus (Trinity College of Music)

Professional organisations:
AOTOS (Association Of Teachers Of Singing)


Paul left a career in the city to study voice under Hazel Wood at Trinity College of Music, where he was the first recipient of the Silver Medal for Voice and the first recipient of the Drapers Company Scholarship. He subsequently studied under John Wakefield, Nick Powell and Robert Rice.

He sang in the World Premier of Diana Burrell’s opera The Albatross, and in the UK Premiers of: Luciano Berio's La Vera Storia; Virgil Thompson's Mother Of Us All; and Francesca Caccini’s La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall'Isola d'Alcina.

Paul has toured both nationally and internationally (Europe, USA, and South Africa) as one of Ireland's Three Tenors in the show Spirit of the Dance.  He has toured internationally (Europe and the USA) as one of the Twelve Irish Tenors and has toured internationally as one of The Tenors, and in The Sopranos vs, The Tenors: Battle of the Voices.

He played the elder Ebeneezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at the Palace Theatre, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and was ‘Featured Artist’ in tours of Some-body To Love in the Netherlands.

Paul toured nationally as an actor-musician as Jimmy Priddy/Trombone in Bugle Boy: The Life Story Of Glenn Miller and made his Proms debut in 1992 in Judith Bingham’s Salt In The Blood, and his Wigmore Hall debut in 1997 in a recital of contemporary works with Rebecca Smith.

His many oratorio concerts have included: Britten’s St. Nicolas (St. Nicolas); J.S.Bach’s Johannespassion (Evangelist); Verdi’s Requiem (Soloist); Mozart’s Requiem (Soloist); Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle (Soloist); Handel’s Messiah (Soloist); Monteverdi’s Vesprae della Beata Vergine (Soloist); and Haydn’s Creation (Soloist).

TV appearances include singing his barbershop arrangement of the Countdown Clock in 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and recordings include Daniel-Lesueur’s Cantique des Cantiques on ASV as well as contemporary works including his own early compositions.