I am so delighted to announce that I have been awarded The Gus Christie Award 2018 from Glyndebourne!
I am so grateful to Glyndebourne for all their support; being part of the Glyndebourne Academy was life changing for me and I am so honoured and overwhelmed to now receive this award!
Here is the information about the award.
I had a wonderful time performing in the Borough New Music series last week, where it was my pleasure to premiere works by Joel Järventausta and Frederick Viner, alongside works by Janet Oates, Dai Fujikura, Tansy Davies and Jonathan Harvey. An exciting programme that was well received and a real pleasure to perform! It was wonderful to sing alongside Janet and Jill House and to be accompanied by Clare Simmonds at the piano.
This coming Tuesday (19th) I am performing at the exciting Borough New Music concert series. I will be premiering works by Joel Järventausta and Frederick Viner alongside works by featured composer Janet Oates and Tansy Davies, Dai Fujikura and Jonathan Harvey. It would be lovely to see you there to support this wonderful concert series dedicated to new music, please do come along to St George the Martyr Church on Borough High Street on Tuesday, 1pm!
I am looking forward to singing in 3 more concerts in July, including in London and at the Chichester Festival. Please come along! See diary for further details.
I am so excited to announce I’ll be performing in Bernstein’s ‘Mass’ at the Southbank Centre in April. The performance will include the National Youth Orchestra and Chineke! Junior Orchestra and will be conducted by Marin Alsop. I have had a fantastic time preparing this piece with all the cast and crew and I am looking forward to the performances. I am also very proud to be singing the soprano solo ‘Thank you’ and other solo lines at various points.
See Diary for details.
After a successful inaugural concert back in November 2017, I am pleased to be performing with ensemble Philomel in two more performances in March.
Please see the diary for details of the performances which will be held on the 15th and 16th March in London.
I am delighted to announce that I will be performing the role of Suor Dolcina in a new production of Puccini’s ‘Suor Angelica’ with the Minotaur Opera Company as part of Heraklion Piano Festival (Crete, Greece).
Performances will be on the 16th and 17th February 2018.
I am looking forward to performing at a concert in Birkdale Village, Southport, to help raise funds for the new library. I will be accompanied by Angela Thompson. See diary for more details.
This week, I am proud to have relaunched the staff choir of Fortnum & Mason. After an open workshop and discussion event, rehearsals officially started this week. A strong group have already attended and the choir has an exciting future ahead!
A few thoughts and reflections on a fantastic week at the Glyndebourne Academy 2017;
I cannot even put into words how much I gained from this incredible experience. Working so intensively in such a challenging and supportive environment enabled me to learn much more about myself as a performer and as a person. I gained very useful and thoughtful feedback from all the coaches, who I feel so privileged to have met and worked with during the week. I am so proud of what I and all the participants achieved and feel so lucky to have got to know and work with such an amazing group of singers.