Concert soloists

Soloists who have performed with Canterbury Choral Society in Canterbury Cathedral


Violin soloist

 

Juliette Roos violin soloistJULIETTE ROOS (violin)
Juliette, from Fetcham, Surrey, has always aspired to a life in music. She won her first prize at the age of six and has performed as soloist, in orchestra, chamber ensembles and in masterclasses ever since. After living in Singapore for three years, Juliette won a place to continue her music-centred education in Surrey, studying with Lutsia Ibragimova…


Soprano soloists

 

Sofia Niklasson soprano soloistSOFIA NIKLASSON (soprano)
Sofia Niklasson is a Swedish soprano, mainly performing in the baroque genre and in contemporary music. She received her education at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm 1999-2004, where she studied with the baroque singer Susanne Rydén. At the Royal College she also studied piano…

Evelina Dobracheva soprano soloistEVELINA DOBRACHEVA (soprano)
Evelina Dobracheva will sing soprano in Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem in Canterbury Cathedral on 26 October 2013 with Canterbury Choral Society. Catch Evelina Dobracheva’s next performance: Music From Across The Iron Curtain, Southbank Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hall, 27 September 2013…

Julia Doyle soprano soloistJULIA DOYLE (soprano)
Born and educated in Lancaster, Julia read Social and Political Sciences as a Choral Scholar at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge before pursuing a singing career. She now lives near Guildford with her husband and two daughters, and performs regularly as a soloist throughout Europe, specialising in Baroque repertoire…

Kirsty Hopkins sopranoKIRSTY HOPKINS (soprano)
Kirsty Hopkins read Music at Manchester University and continued her vocal training at Trinity College of Music, where she won the Elizabeth Schumann Lieder Prize. She now enjoys a versatile career performing all over the world with some of today’s most exciting and renowned conductors and ensembles…

Sophie Bevan sopranoSOPHIE BEVAN (soprano)
Sophie Bevan recently graduated from the Benjamin Britten International Opera School, where she studied as a Karaviotis Scholar with Lillian Watson. During her time there she performed the title role in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea and Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze Di Figaro…

Mary Bevan sopranoMARY BEVAN (soprano)
Mary Bevan was born in Hertford in 1985 into a large family of musicians.  She attended Trinity College, Cambridge, where she studied Anglo-Saxon Norse and Celtic and sang with Alison Wells. She is now a student at the Royal Academy of Music Opera School, learning with Lillian Watson and Audrey Hyland…

Nazan Fikret sopranoNAZAN FIKRET (soprano)
Nazan graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2010, with First Class BMus (Honours) and the coveted Concert Recital Diploma, under the tutelage of Penelope MacKay. She continued her studies at the school on the part-time Masters programme under Yvonne Kenny, supported by a scholarship from the Headley Trust…

Susanna Hurrell sopranoSUSANNA HURRELL (soprano)
Susanna Hurrell was born in London and joined the undergraduate programme at the Royal College of Music in 2005. Having graduated with first class honours, she now studies with Patricia Rozario at the RCM International Opera School, where she is kindly supported by an HR Taylor Trust award…


Alto soloists

 


Countertenor soloist

 

David Allsopp CountertenorDAVID ALLSOPP (Countertenor)
David Allsopp was a choral scholar and subsequently lay clerk in the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge where he also obtained a degree in computer science. After leaving King’s, he spent three years in Westminster Cathedral Choir, leaving in 2008 to pursue a freelance career. In addition to frequent solo engagements…


Tenor soloists

 

ben hulett tenorBENJAMIN HULETT (tenor)
Ben is well known to the audiences of Canterbury Choral Society, having performed Rachmaninov’s The Bells, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Tippett’s A Child of Our Time, Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers, Bach’s B minor Mass and Handel’s Israel in Egypt and Messiah…

Nathan Vale tenorNATHAN VALE (tenor)
Winner of both First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2006 London Handel Singing Competition, Nathan was born in Stourbridge and attended the Royal College of music, where he studied with Ryland Davies at the Benjamin Britten International Opera School. He was awarded an Independent Opera Scholarship to the National Opera Studio…

Bradley Smith tenorBRADLEY SMITH (tenor)
Bradley has recently graduated in music from St John’s College, Cambridge, where he held a choral scholarship and studied with David Lowe. Here he was appointed to a two-year post as the Musical Director of the internationally renowned a cappella ensemble The Gentlemen of St John’s. Bradley was heavily involved in a variety of Cambridge concerts…


Bass soloists

 

Sir Willard WhiteSir Willard White baritone bass
Sir Willard takes the title role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah concert in Canterbury Cathedral, Saturday 1 November 2014, 7.30pm. One of the best-loved and most versatile opera stars of the last 40 years, Sir Willard White’s illustrious career has taken him to the most prestigious opera houses and concert halls throughout the world…

Benjamin Appl bassBENJAMIN APPL bass
Benjamin Appl is a German baritone performing opera, concert and recital repertoire. Opera performances include Ernesto in Haydn’s Il mondo della luna in Augsburg, Minister in Strauss’s Wiener Blut in Munich, Dr Falke in Strauss’s Die Fledermaus in Regensburg, Schaunard in Puccini’s La bohème in Munich…

Charles Rice bassCHARLES RICE bass
Charles Rice studied at the Royal Academy of Music and has just finished his studies at National Opera Studio. Charles is grateful for the support of Opera North, a Worshipful Company of Musicians Allcard Award, the William Allen Charitable Trust, The Kathleen Trust, The Kohn Foundation Vocal Scholarship…

Robert Rice bassROBERT RICE bass
Having been a choral scholar at King’s College, Cambridge, and a postgraduate at the Royal Academy of Music under Mark Wildman, Robertcontinued his studies with Richard Smart and Sheila Barnes. As a concert artist he undertakes a wide variety of repertoire. Recent concerts have included several performances of Bach’s…

Robert MacDonald bassROBERT MACDONALD (bass)
Robert Macdonald began his musical career as a chorister at Hereford Cathedral under the direction of Dr Roy Massey. From there he went on to an Academical Clerkship at Christ Church, Oxford where he read Biochemistry & Music whilst singing in the renowned choir there under Stephen Darlington…

Benjamin Bevan bassBENJAMIN BEVAN (bass)
Benjamin Bevan is establishing himself as one of the finest young baritones in the  United Kingdom. This year he has performed at the Perth International Festival, a concert broadcast on ABC, performed in Ireland with the superb Irish Chamber Orchestra, broadcast on RTE Lyric, and made his debut at Wigmore Hall…

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