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Music Résumé

As a second soprano, I’ve sung in the full range of choral groups including high quality chamber choirs, community choirs and full-scale choruses. I’ve also undertaken solo work across a variety of genres including show songs, jazz standards as well as playing roles in staged operas and singing at “opera night” events. I’ve also had the opportunity to perform at some incredible locations not just in the United Kingdom but also in Europe. Here are some highlights…. 

Gloucester Choral Society, Oxford Bach Choir & Philharmonia taking applause at Royal Festival Hall
With Gloucester Choral Society, Oxford Bach Choir & Philharmonia, Royal Festival Hall 10 May 2018 (I'm front row towards the right of centre)

Choral Repertoire – selection

  • Bach: Christmas Oratorio, German
  • Bach: Magnificat, Latin
  • Beethoven: Missa Solemnis, Latin
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 “Choral”, German
  • Berlioz: Grande Messe de Morts (semi-chorus), Latin
  • Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust, French
  • Bernstein: Chichester Psalms, Hebrew
  • Boulanger: Du fond de l’abîme (semi-chorus), French
  • Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, German
  • Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb, English
  • Byrd: Mass for Four Voices, Latin
  • Fauré: Requiem, Latin
  • Goodall: Eternal Light (with Ballet Rambert), English/Latin
  • Elgar: King Olaf, English
  • Elgar: The Apostles, English
  • Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, English
  • Handel: Dixit Dominus, Latin
  • Handel: Israel in Egypt, German
  • Handel: Messiah, English
  • Haydn: Mass in C “Missa Cellensis”, Latin
  • Holst: The Hymn of Jesus, English/Latin
  • Howells: Requiem, English/Latin
  • Joubert: An English Requiem, English
  • Lancaster: War Requiem (world premiere), English
  • Mendelssohn: Elijah, German
  • Mendelssohn: Lobegesang, German
  • Monteverdi: Beatus Vir, Latin
  • Mozart: Marriage of Figaro, Act 1 (Marcellina), English
  • Mozart: Requiem, Latin
  • Orff: Carmina Burana, Latin/Archaic German
  • Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens, English
  • Parry: Invocation to Music, English
  • Parry: I Was Glad (semi-chorus), English
  • Parry: Songs of Farewell, English
  • Purcell: Come ye Sons of Art, English
  • Purcell: Dido & Æneas, (Sorceress) English
  • Rachmaninov: Vespers, Church Slavic
  • Rossini: Petite Messe Solonnelle, Latin
  • Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region, English
  • Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony (semi-chorus), English
  • Verdi: Requiem, Latin
  • Smyth: Mass in D, Latin
  • Stanford: Songs of the Fleet, English
  • Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms, Latin
  • Vivaldi: Gloria in D, Latin

Groups

  • Three Choirs Festival Chorus
    • Gloucester 2019 (semi-chorus)
    • Hereford 2018 (semi-chorus)
  • Gloucester Choral Society
  • Saint Cecilia Singers (chamber choir)
  • Amici del Canto (chamber choir)
  • Rydal Penrhos Community Choir
  • Copper Moon (jazz combo) 

Venues

  • St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome – 2006
  • Church of Sant’Ignazio di Loyola, Rome – 2006
  • Church of San Lorenzo in Lucina, Rome – 2006
  • Royal Festival Hall, London – 2018
  • Gloucester Cathedral – variously 2015-19
  • Hereford Cathedral – 2018 (Three Choirs Festival)
  • Alte Nikolaikirche, Frankfurt – 2007
  • Norwich Cathedral – 2018
  • Exeter Cathedral – 2017
  • St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Glasgow – 2009
  • Venue Cymru, Llandudno – 2004, 2009, 2015
  • Abbey of San Michele Arcangelo, Lamoli, Italy – 2014
  • St George’s English Church, Madrid – 2015
  • Real Oratorio del Caballero de Gracia, Madrid – 2015
  • St Asaph Cathedral – variously 2012-15
  • Bangor Cathedral – 2011
  • Dornoch Cathedral – 2011
  • Cirencester Parish Church – 2016, 2017
  • Teatro Zuccari, Sant’Angelo in Vado, Italy – 2011
  • Eaton Hall, Cheshire (seat of Duke of Westminster) – 2010
  • Mosque Church, Pécs, Hungary – 2013
  • Tewkesbury Abbey – 2018

Three Choirs Festival countdown

Forthcoming concerts

Reviews

Music Review: The Three Choirs Festival, The Church Times (full festival review, Gloucester, 28 July – 3 August 2019)

A Blazing Beethoven Ninth Ends the Three Choirs Festival Triumphantly, Seen and Heard International (Concert: 3 August 2019)

It’s ‘Anchors Aweigh!’ at the Penultimate Three Choirs Festival Evening, Seen and Heard International (Concert, 2 August 2019)

Three Choirs Festival Gives a Belated Handel Première  – with a Mendelssohnian Twist, Seen and Heard International (Concert: 31 July 2019)

John Joubert Eloquently Commemorated at the Three Choirs Festival, Seen and Heard International (Concert: 30 July 2019)

Edward Gardner leads a dramatic Verdi Requiem at the Three Choirs Festival, Seen and Heard International (Concert: 28 July 2019)

Verdi Requiem at the Three Choirs Festival, Midland Classical Music Making (Concert: 28 July 2019)   

Three Choirs Festival: Beautiful and the Damned, The Arts Desk (Concert: 27 July 2019)

Faust Damned in Electrifying Fashion at the 2019 Three Choirs Festival, Seen and Heard International (Concert: 27 July 2019)

Music Review: Hereford’s Three Choirs Festival, The Church Times (full festival review, Hereford 2018)

A Distinguished Conclusion to the Three Choirs Festival, Seen and Heard International (Concert: 4 August 2018)

Contrasting modes of optimism explored at the Three Choirs Festival, Bachtrack (Concert: 3 August 2018)

Lili Boulanger’s Magnificent and Profound Cri de Coeur Caps a Splendid TCF Concert, Seen and Heard International (Concert: 3 August 2018)

The Three Choirs Festival Pays a Worthy and Well-Deserved Tribute to Sir Hubert Parry, Seen and Heard International (Concert: 2 August 2018)

Three Choirs Festival – Parry Centenary Tribute, Hereford Times (Concert: 2 August 2018)

A Highly Enjoyable, Vivid First Three Choirs Performance of King Olaf, Seen and Heard International (Concert, 30 July 2018)

Elgar’s King Olaf: Three Choirs Festival, Midlands Classical Music Making (Concert: 30 July 2018)

Three Choirs Festival – Religion, Passion and Nordic Fakery, The Arts Desk (Concerts: 28 & 30 July 2018)

Three Choirs Festival review – Ethel Smyth’s mellow richness gloriously realised, The Guardian (Concert: 28 July 2018)

Committed Revivals of Two Neglected English Choral Works at the Three Choirs Festival, Seen and Heard International (Concert: 28 July 2019)

REVIEW: Three Choirs Festival opening concert – Mass in D by Dame Ethel Smyth, Hereford Times (Concert: 28 July 2018)

Disentangling pain and triumph, clarifying hope on the Opening Night at the Three Choirs Festival, Bachtrack (Concert: 28 July 2018)