Mozart Requiem

Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music

7.30 PM, SATURDAY 13TH May 2017

St BErnard's, 1 Langley Road, SLough

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ELISABETH TOYE (soprano)

Elisabeth graduated with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music, having studied with Beatrice Unsworth and Audrey Hyland on the postgraduate diploma course.  After graduating she continued her studies with Noelle Barker.

In competition she has won the 2008 AESS National English Song Prize, and the Audience and Song Prizes at the Stuart Burrows’ International Singing Competition. 

Jennifer Westwood (mezzo-soprano)

 

Jennifer Westwood graduated from Birmingham University with first class honours and went on to train at the Britten-Pears School and the Royal Northern College of Music, where she was awarded the postgraduate diploma in advanced performance.

Jennifer is enjoying a busy freelance career in London. In addition to oratorio engagements, she has recorded for Opera Rara with the Hallé and has taken part in ENO's recent Olivier Award-winning productions. Jennifer sings with the chorus of The Royal Opera, Covent Garden each season, also appearing with them at The Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms, at Symphony Hall, Birmingham and on their 2015 tour to Japan. She was the alto soloist in The Royal Opera House's recent Christmas concert (Saint-Saens' Oratorio de Noël).

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James Butler (tenor)

James Butler is a tenor based in London, where he studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, with Lynton Atkinson and Anna Tilbrook, He is the current recipient of the Kathleen Roberts Vocal Scholarship, having been previously supported by the Dora Ashton and Trinity College London Scholarships.

As a soloist James has an interest in oratorio and concert singing and regularly performs with a variety of ensembles in London and around the UK. His recent performances include; Serenade to Music (Vaughan Williams) with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, which was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

Jonathan Wood (bass-baritone)

Born in Berkshire, Jonathan is a graduate of King’s College London. Whilst there he studied singing with Mark Wildman at the Royal Academy of Music and is now an established solo and ensemble singer. Jonathan works regularly at English National Opera, Welsh National Opera and the Royal Opera House as well as singing with various other professional ensembles including Philharmonia Voices and London Voices, with whom he frequently lends his voice to various motion picture soundtracks. Jonathan also sings regularly with the choir of the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace, as well as various other London churches. Jonathan is a busy oratorio and recital soloist across the UK and abroad and teaches singing at Wycombe Abbey School and St. Helen & St. Katharine School, Abingdon.