Britten / Vaughan Williams concert soloists

Britten’s The Company of Heaven, Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending and An Oxford Elegy concert soloists and narrators


Andrew Clover, narrator


A Writer, Actor, Dad. A WAD. He wrote the Dad Rules column in the Sunday Times Style. Was also Gary in My Almost Famous Family and the clown in Ashes to Ashes (never speak of the clown). Has recently been underground, writing a book called Learn Love In A Week. It’s about a wife who chucks her husband because he’s too grumpy; he’s got a week to win her back.
Read more on Andrew Clover’s website.


Andrew Clover on the web:
Andrew Clover on IMDb
Sunday Times Feature on ‘How to Stay Married’
Andrew Clover in CBBC ‘My Almost Famous Family’
Express Book review of Andrew Clover’s ‘Learn love in a week’
Andrew Clover on Amazon


Juliet Cowan, narrator


Juliet Cowan narratorJuliet Cowan may be recognizable to fans of ITV1 cop drama The Bill when she guest-starred in over 20 episodes as Julie Saunders, mother of the boy who accused PC Tony Stamp of sexual assault. She also starred in “The Wench is Dead“, the penultimate episode of the Inspector Morse series, as Joanna Franks, a Victorian woman who is murdered on board a canal boat. She has played recurring characters Nicki in This Life (1997), Carla in Series 7 of The Queen’s Nose, air stewardess Polly Arnold in the now defunct Channel 5 soap opera Family Affairs (2001), Tanya in Pulling (2003), and Chrissie Jackson in The Sarah Jane Adventures, Read more on Wikipedia…


Juliet Cowan on the web:
Juliet Cowan on Wikipedia
Juliet Cowan on IMDb


Juliette Roos, violinist


Juliette Roos violin

“A total, all-round, consummate musician” (BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012)

Juliette Roos, will be violinist in The Lark Ascending in Canterbury Cathedral on Saturday 22 June 2013, 7.30pm.

Juliette was a Strings Finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012 and winner of the Walter Todds Bursary (In memory of the late Walter Todds, founder of BBC Young Musician, a total bursary of £1,000 will be allocated at the discretion of the BBC to the performer or performers who show great promise but do not reach the Final).

From BBC Young Musician website: 
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. Recent performances have taken her to Italy, France and Taiwan.


Nazan Fikret, soprano


Nazan Fikret

Nazan Fikret will sing soprano solo in the 22 June 2013 concert in Canterbury Cathedral of  Britten’s The Company of Heaven and Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending and An Oxford Elegy.

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. She is currently awaiting the results of her Masters and is predicted a Distinction. Nazan made her operatic debut at the age of thirteen as Flora in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw for Elijah Moshinsky. Since then she has played the role all over Europe…(read more)


Bradley Smith, tenor


Bradley Smith, tenor

Bradley Smith will sing tenor solo in the 22 June 2013 concert in Canterbury Cathedral of Britten’s The Company of Heaven and Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending and An Oxford Elegy.

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, collectively in ensemble, and as a soloist, including Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Rachmaninov’s Vespers, Bach’s St Luke Passion, and a one-to-a-part Bach St Matthew Passion under the leadership of Margaret Faultless. He also featured as a soloist for the performance of various Bach Cantata’s, accompanied by members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment…(Read more)

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