Handel’s Messiah – Soprano Chorus Rehearsal Aid

1685 – 1759

Handel’s Messiah – Soprano Chorus Rehearsal Aid


SOPRANO VOICE EMPHASISED – ALL OTHER VOICES DIMINISHED

George Handel  Part 4 - And the Glory of the Lord
George Handel  Part 7 - And he shall purify
George Handel  Part 9 - O thou that tellest good tidings
George Handel  Part 12 - For unto us a Child is born
George Handel  Part 17 - Glory to God
George Handel  Part 21 - His yoke is easy!
George Handel  Part 22 - Behold the Lamb of God
George Handel  Part 24 - Surely He hath borne our griefs
George Handel  Part 25 - And with His stripes
George Handel  Part 26 - All we like sheep
George Handel  Part 28 - He trusted in God
George Handel  Part 33.1 - Lift up your heads
George Handel  Part 33.2 - Lift up your heads
George Handel  Part 35 - Let all the angels of God
George Handel  Part 37 - The Lord gave the word
George Handel  Part 39 - Their sound is gone out
George Handel  Part 41 - Let us break their bonds asunder
George Handel  Part 44 - Hallelujah!
George Handel  Part 46 - Since by man came death
George Handel  Part 51 - But thanks be to God
George Handel  Part 53 - Worthy is the Lamb

Running time: 1:55:53

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CHORISTER BIOGRAPHIES

Vanessa Bowers

Vanessa attended the Junior Royal Academy of Music as a violist and pianist before entering the Royal Academy as a singer, gaining her BMus in Vocal Studies. She made her BBC Proms debut as a soloist in Bernstein MASS with the BBC Orchestra of Wales in 2013 followed by her debut at the Lucerne Festival singing Coro by Berio with Sir Simon Rattle in 2014. Most recently she has been invited to sing with Det Norske Solistkor including performances in Oslo and Trondheim of works by Berio, Tavener and Kleiberg.

Dale Harris

Dale is a Choral Scholar at the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus. Since graduating from Birmingham Conservatoire in 2012 he has worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company and sang with the Armonico Consort as well as with Blossom Street’s chamber choir. As a soloist, he sings regularly in oratorio and opera, including performances of Handel’s Messiah, Britten’s War Requiem, Verdi’s La Traviatta (Gaston), Verdi’s Macbeth (Malcolm) and Puccini’s Turandot (Pong). In 2014, Dale also toured with the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company for six months, singing in the chorus. Last year, Dale rejoined the RSC for another run of shows of The Merchant of Venice.

David Jones

A prizewinner in the 2015 AESS Patricia Routledge English Song Competition, David is equally at home in song, oratorio and opera. He has a particular interest in new music, and has given premieres of works by Nick Bicât, Stephen Deazley, Louis Mander and Josh Spear. On the opera stage he appeared as Ko-Ko in an acclaimed production of The Mikado with Co-Opera Co., Jesus in Jonathan Harvey’s Passion and Resurrection (Voices of London Festival), Edward VIII in the premiere of Josh Spear’s That Woman (Tête-à-Tête Festival), Pritschitsch in The Merry Widow (Opera Danube) and Jamie in The Sleeper (world premiere with Welsh National Youth Opera). For Oxford Chamber Theatre he played Ariel in The Tempest and the title role in Hamlet. He is a soloist on Yehudi Menuhin’s Live Music Now scheme.

Emily Wenman

Emily completed her MA in Vocal Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she studied under Leah Marian Jones. She now trains with acclaimed soprano Gail Pearson. Emily is a principle soprano for professional ensembles including Blossom Street, The St Martin’s Voices Fellowship at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, The Gesualdo Consort, Seren Singers, and Newman Hall Choir, and is an ex-choral scholar of The Chapel Choir of King’s College London and The BBC National Chorus of Wales. Emily is an experienced singing teacher and vocal animateur, and has worked on projects for The BBC National Chorus of Wales, The Arts Active Trust and WNO Max.

Phillipa Thomas

Phillipa began her choral training in Cantamus Girls’ Choir, with whom she toured extensively and competed successfully. She studied music at the University of York, winning the York University Concerto Prize and, following her MA, she continued her vocal training at Birmingham Conservatoire where she was a finalist in various competitions and winner of the Birmingham Conservatoire Singing Prize. Whilst at York, she was a member of the University Chamber Choir and a founder member of Blossom Street. Before concentrating on operatic projects she was a regular on the choral circuit in London and continues to perform as a member of Blossom Street.

Robert Jenkins

Robert completed his Bachelor in Music (Honours) degree at Birmingham Conservatoire in 2012, after winning the Cecil Drew Oratorio Prize there in 2011. Robert was Tenor Lay Clark at Birmingham Cathedral for 5 years, having previously sung there as a treble. He is a member of a number of professional ensembles, including the BBC Singers, Ex-Cathedra, Polyphony, Philharmonia Voices, Siglo de Oro and the Proteus Ensemble. He has also enjoyed singing with many professional church choirs in London, most notably Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, St Martin in the Fields, Chelsea Old Church and Westminster Cathedral. Robert is in demand as a soloist and has also enjoyed numerous opera roles on stage.

Chris Webb

Chris was a choral scholar at the University of Cambridge, where he sang with the choir of Clare College and the University Chamber Choir. He is now a lay clerk at Southwark Cathedral and sings with renowned choirs including the Monteverdi Choir, London Voices, Farm Street Singers, and Blossom Street. He has also worked extensively with the Zürcher Sing-Akademie in Zurich, Switzerland. His recent operatic roles have included Colline (Puccini La boheme – Merry Opera Company) and Sarastro (Mozart Magic Flute – Opera Anywhere), and he is a member of the English National Opera’s ‘Opera Works’ young artists’ programme 2016-17. He learns singing with Alex Ashworth.

Musical Director: Hilary Campbell

Hilary Campbell is a freelance choral specialist, and is founder and Musical Director of professional chamber choir Blossom Street, and Musical Director of Bristol Choral Society, Chiswick Choir and the Music Makers of London. Her guest work includes ensembles such as the BBC Symphony Chorus, Trinity Laban Chamber Choir, BBC Radio 4’s Daily Service Singers, the University of Greenwich Choir and the Royal Academy of Music Symphony Chorus, whom she recently prepared for a performance of Mahler Symphony No. 2 at Royal Festival Hall conducted by Semyon Bychkov. She also runs an annual project with Master of the Queen’s Music, Judith Weir, at the Royal Academy of Music, in conjunction with Blossom Street and the RAM composition department, and is conductor of P&O Ferries Choir, the group which won the BBC2 series The Choir, and whom she met whilst filming for the series.
In addition to her regular conducting work, Hilary also acts as an adjudicator, choral workshop leader and guest conductor. She is a founder member of the Voices of London Festival, and is also a published and prize-winning composer.