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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 large-scale choirs. 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 participated in three (to date) Three Choirs Festival Choruses and joined the National Chorus of Wales in a BBC Radio 3 live broadcast of Verdi’s Requiem. I’ve also had the opportunity to perform at some incredible locations not just in the United Kingdom but also in Europe including singing mass at St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.

Here are some highlights…. 

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

Forthcoming concerts

Virtual Choirs

How we kept singing during lockdown.

Choral Repertoire – small selection

  • Bach: Christmas Oratorio, German
  • Bach: Jesu, Priceless Treasure, English
  • Bach: Magnificat, Latin
  • Bach: St John Passion, German
  • Beethoven: Meeresstille und Glückliche Fahrt, German
  • 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, L.: Du fond de l’abîme (semi-chorus), French
  • Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, German
  • Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb, English
  • Bruckner: Te Deum, Latin
  • Byrd: The Great Service, English
  • Byrd: Mass for Four Voices, Latin
  • Dove: For An Unknown Soldier, English
  • Fauré: Requiem, Latin
  • Gibbs: Symphony No. 2 “Odysseus”, English
  • Goodall: Eternal Light (with Ballet Rambert), English/Latin
  • Elgar: King Olaf, English
  • Elgar: For the Fallen, English
  • Elgar: The Apostles, English
  • Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, English
  • Elgar: The Music Makers, English
  • Handel: Coronation Anthems (1, 2, 3 & 4), 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
  • Howells: St. Paul’s Service, English
  • Ireland: These Things Shall Be, English
  • Jackson: The World Imagined (world premiere), 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
  • Parry: Te Deum Laudamus, English
  • Pergolesi: Magnificat, Latin
  • Poulenc: Mass in G, Latin
  • Purcell: Come ye Sons of Art, English
  • Purcell: Dido & Æneas, (Sorceress) English
  • Rachmaninov: All Night Vigil, Church Slavic
  • Rossini: Petite Messe Solonnelle, Latin
  • Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony (semi-chorus), English
  • Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music, English
  • Vaughan Williams: Three Shakespeare Songs, English
  • Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region, English
  • Vaughan Williams: Valiant for Truth, 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 (2018–2021)
    • Gloucester 2019 (semi-chorus)
    • Hereford 2018 (semi-chorus)
  • Gloucester Choral Society (2015–2021)
  • Saint Cecilia Singers (chamber choir, 2015–2018)
  • BBC National Chorus of Wales [in collaboration] (2019) 
  • Amici del Canto (chamber choir, 2005–2015)
  • Rydal Penrhos Community Choir (2012–2015)
  • Copper Moon (jazz combo, 2002–2004) 

Conductors

Venues

  • St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City (2006)
  • Royal Festival Hall, London (2018)
  • St. David’s Hall, Cardiff (live broadcast BBC Radio 3, 2019)
  • Gloucester Cathedral (numerously 2015–2020)
  • Worcester Cathedral (Three Choirs Festival, 2021)
  • Hereford Cathedral (Three Choirs Festival, 2018)
  • Chiesa di Sant’Ignazio di Loyola, Rome (2006)
  • Chiesa di San Lorenzo in Lucina, Rome (2006)
  • Chiesa di Nostra Signora del Sacro Cuore, Rome (2006)
  • Alte Nikolaikirche, Frankfurt (2007)
  • Norwich Cathedral (2018)
  • Exeter Cathedral (2017)
  • St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Glasgow (2009)
  • Venue Cymru, Llandudno (2004, 2009, 2015)
  • Abbazia di San Michele Arcangelo, Lamoli, Italy (2011)
  • St George’s English Church, Madrid (2015)
  • Real Oratorio del Caballero de Gracia, Madrid (2015)
  • St Asaph Cathedral (variously 2012–2015)
  • 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)

Reviews

Persuasive advocacy for unfamiliar music at the Three Choirs Festival, Seen and Heard International (Concert: 31 July 2021)

Poetic harmony resonates with the times, The Guardian (Concert: 27 July 2021)

Three Choirs Festival – Purcell, Gabriel Jackson and Duruflé, The Arts Desk (Concert: 27 July 2021, others included)

The thrilling premiere of The World Imagined at the Three Choirs Festival, Seen and Heard International (Concert: 27 July 2021)

The Three Choirs Festival 2021 is well and truly launched at Worcester Cathedral, Seen and Heard International (Concert: 24 July 2021)

Dramatically searing Verdi Requiem in Cardiff, Seen and Heard International (Concert: 4 October 2019)

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)

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)