HANDEL'S MESSIAH

7.15pm 

Saturday 23rd November 2019

St Thomas' Church

Brampton - S40 3AW

Mezzo-soprano: Charlotte Sleet

Charlotte is a mezzo-soprano in her fourth year of study with Louise Crane at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Recent operatic roles include Fanny Price (Mansfield Park) with Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Hansel (Hansel and Gretel) with Opera Glasses and Positron (Entanglement! An Entropic Tale) with Infinite Opera on their UK tour. Oratorio repertoire includes Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio, Vivaldi Gloria and Duruflé Requiem.

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Tenor: Jack Dolan

Lyric tenor, Jack Dolan, was born and raised in Manchester. He is a graduate of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and is currently based in London where he studies as a Master’s student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under the tutelage of Sarah Pring and Adrian Thompson. Jack’s musical roots lie in rock and blues and he studied as a guitarist for six years whilst developing a love for Classical music. His eclectic taste in music led to the discovery of musical theatre and sparked an obsession with the voice and research into all different types of singing. He was finally persuaded by Claire Surman, to change his path to study at Conservatoire and train as a tenor.

Baritone: Aaron Kendall

Aaron is a classical baritone from the coast of Pembrokeshire, Wales and is currently in his third year at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where he is under the tutelage of Welsh baritone, Gwion Thomas. During his time at the conservatoire he has had the pleasure of being mentored by repetiteurs Paul Wingfield, Robin Bowman and Rosalind Jones.

Aaron regularly performs in recital concerts around Birmingham with a diverse range of repertoire from Vivaldi, to Brahms, to Finzi. He also sings as a soloist for oratorios and mass settings such as Handel’s

Messiah, Fauré’s Requiem, Mozart's Coronation Mass, to name a few.

Leader: Karen Bithel

Karen started learning the violin at the age of four, learning with Nina Martin, before furthering her studies at the Royal College of Music. After leaving college, she freelanced with many major orchestras in the North West before moving back to Derbyshire.

Soprano: Madeline Robinson

Madeline, soprano, is from Essex and has spent the previous four years studying at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire under the tutelage of Catherine Benson and Amanda Roocroft. In previous years, she has performed Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Gabriella (La Vie Parisienne), Rose Maybud (Ruddigore) and Constance (The Sorcerer), the latter of which she won Best Supporting Actress at the 2016 International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival. She is currently studying for her Masters degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under the tutelage of Sarah Pring.