Patrick began his musical education as a chorister at the Temple Church in London, under Stephen Layton. He sang in Gloucester Cathedral Choir before taking up a Choral Scholarship to study Music at King’s College London, graduating in 2010 with First Class Honours. Patrick went on to postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge where he sang in Jesus College Choir. He is currently a PhD student in Musicology at the University of Maryland.
Patrick is Artistic Director of Siglo de Oro, with whom he has recorded two discs with Delphian Records. Of the group’s latest release, BBC Music Magazine wrote that ‘Here is a choir in which all the elements are held in perfect equilibrium. Patrick Allies ponders every note before moulding lines whose suppleness in turn coalesce into a breathing, organic whole.’
Patrick currently divides his time between London and Washington DC. Highlights of the 2018-2019 season in the UK included a performance with Khoros Choir at the London Jazz Festival, and an Arts Council-funded collaboration with contemporary music group x.y ensemble. In the US, Patrick is a professional singer with the Choirs of St Paul’s K Street and Washington Master Chorale. He has recently taken up invitations to be a guest conductor at Christ Church Episcopal Church in Rye, New York, and to be a guest conductor and lecturer at Loras College, Iowa.