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The Wedding Soprano - Soprano
The Wedding Soprano provides luxury music for weddings, funerals & corporate events and specialises in singing opera arias & classical music for events.
She trained at the Royal College of Music in London and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
With many years experience of being a wedding singer, she has also had the privilege of performing at funerals, charity dinners and other special events. She has the versatility to sing anything from National Anthems, Opera and Art songs to popular ballads and show songs.
The Wedding Soprano completed her studies under Janis Kelly at the Royal College of Music in London, with repertoire coaching from Gary Matthewman. She completed her undergraduate degree with honours at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester (RNCM) studying with Sandra Dugdale. In 2008, she completed the Arts Educational Schools: One Year Foundation Course in Musical Theatre recognised by City University. She has won numerous awards including the Mavis Bennett Award for Grand Opera and the John Lightfoot Award for Musical Theatre at Maidenhead Music Festival.
"Thank you for singing my favourite song, you sang it so well, it touched me so deeply that all the hairs on the back of my neck went up, and I cried."
Highlights for 2014 include coordinating and performing in an opera gala in Bergen, Norway, a recital in Cheltenham Town Hall with the composer Christopher Boodle including a performance of his song cycle “A Garland for Apollo”, a performance accompanied by Leos String quartet in Manchester Cathedral, opening Adam Shaw Couture’s fashion show wearing a custom made dress by the designer.
Past corporate event clients have included: The European Air Group, The European Business Assembly, ITV’s Coronation Street, Theo Paphitis, Hangingditch wine merchants, Adam Shaw Couture, The Christie Charity, Wigan DW Stadium, Blackpool FC, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Sandy Park Rugby Club, Bolton FC, FC United of Manchester, The Wooden Spoon Rugby Charity and both the Conference and Ryman football leagues.
She reached new audiences when she performed on the 2006 series of ITV1's The X Factor (Auditions and Boot-Camp), BBC1 and Radio1 backing Andrea Bocelli for Children in Need Rocks at the Manchester Arena, Channel 4's series Hidden Talent, on a BBC2 show with Brian Conley, Victor Michael and The Three Sopranos for SKY Arts, and most recently on ITV1’s Who’s doing the dishes? She is equally at home performing on stage, in churches, in recording studios or on television.
"Your voice has a creamy core with a Champagne Sparkle." GM - Professional accompanist and Vocal Coach at the Royal College of Music, London
Future engagements include opera scenes at the Royal College of Music as The Governess in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, a recital in Sindlesham accompanied by Leos String Quartet, and as part of the Three Sopranos at the Football Association’s Summer Award ceremony. She is thrilled to have been invited to sing at the opening of FC United's new multi-million pound Stadium.
Operatic experience includes; opera scenes of Sir John in Love as Mrs Page, Hansel und Gretel as Sandman and La Cenerentola as Clorinda, and the chorus of productions of Carmen, Tannhauser, La Belle Helene, Candide, Die Fledermaus and La Traviata. Jennifer has taken part in a variety of workshops including improvisation with Opera Erratica, and with Philip Pickett on Purcell's The Fairy Queen. Jennifer was also awarded bursaries to study at Dartington and Abingdon International summer schools where she took masterclasses with Joan Rogers and Jessica Cash. She has performed in a variety of Musical Theatre productions including, as Julie in Carousel, Giulia in The Gondoliers, Sylvanne/Lolo in The Merry Widow, and Emma in Jekyll & Hyde.
In 2013, she collaborated with composer Jim Lahti in New York, USA. He has completed writing a chamber opera for her, which they are hoping to produce in the near future.View similar acts:
The Wedding Soprano - Soprano Repertoire
- Amazing Grace
- Ave Maria - Schubert
- Ave Maria - Bach/Gounoud
- Ave Maria - Caccini
- Casta Diva - Bellini
- Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
- Panis Angelicus - Franck
- Pie Jesu - Webber
- Bist du Bei Mir - Bach
- Con te Partiro
- Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
- My heart will go on
- Nella Fantasia
- O Sole Mio
- Somewhere over the Rainbow
- The Rose
- Time to say goodbye
- You Raise Me Up
Opera & Musical Theater
- Bellini: Casta Diva (Norma)
- Bernstein: One hand one heart (West Side Story)
- Bizet: Habanera (Carmen)
- Delibes: The Flower Song (Lakme)
- Donizetti: Prendi per mei sei libero (The Elixir of Love)
- Gershwin: Summertime (Porgy and Bess)
- Handel: Lascia ch'io pianga (Rinaldo)
- Handel: Ombra mai fu (Serse)
- Handel: V'adoro pupile (Giulio Cesare)
- Lloyd Webber: Music of the Night (Phantom of the Opera)
- Lloyd Webber: Think of me (Phantom of the Opera)
- Loewe: I could have danced all night (My fair lady)
- Mozart: Deh Vieni non Tardar (The Marriage of Figaro)
- Mozart: Voi che sapete (The Marriage of Figaro)
- Offenbach: Barcarolle (Tales of Hoffmann)
- Puccini: Nessun Dorma (Turandot)
- Puccini: O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicci)
- Puccini: Quando m'en vo (La Boheme)
- Puccini: Un bel di (Madame Butterfly)
- Rodgers: Out of my Dreams (Oklahoma)
- Rodgers: Some Enchanted Evening (South Pacific)
- Rodgers: If I loved you (Carousel)
- Rodgers: You'll never walk alone (Carousel)
- Verdi: Brindisi (La Traviata)
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