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The Glyndebourne Chorus

Glyndebourne takes great pride in the performances of the Glyndebourne Chorus, whose quality and commitment makes it one of international opera’s foremost choruses.

The Glyndebourne Chorus provides the much needed transition from opera course at a conservatory to the professional world.

Praise for the Glyndebourne Chorus

‘Musically it’s superb, with the most responsive chorus you’re likely to hear…’ — Independent on Sunday
‘…sang with a fiery prowess to confirm the Glyndebourne Chorus’s reputation as a cradle of tomorrow’s stars.’ — Times Literary Supplement

Glyndebourne takes pride, and justifiably so, in the performances of the Glyndebourne Chorus, whose quality and commitment makes it one of the pre-eminent choruses in international opera. It is recruited annually and comprises a large number of talented and aspiring soloists, mainly drawn from the music colleges, and a core of highly motivated professional choristers.

For many the Glyndebourne Chorus provides the much needed transition from opera course at a conservatory to the professional world, with the opportunity to understudy roles in the Festival and on Tour, and in some cases leading to engagement in a principal role on tour and later in the Festival. There is an infinite amount to be learned from working in close proximity with the high-calibre artists appearing here and from exposure to some of the finest conductors, with one of London’s top symphony orchestras and Britain’s premier period instrument orchestra.

The list of Glyndebourne Chorus ‘alumni’ who have forged careers on the operatic stage is long and distinguished. It includes Thomas Allen, Janet Baker, Barry Banks, Susan Bullock, Sarah Connolly, John Daszak, Richard Van Allan, Ryland Davies, Gerald Finley, Susan Gritton, Alastair Miles, Diana Montague, Dennis O’Neill, Anne-Marie Owens, Peter Rose, Janice Watson and Louise Winter.

— Steven Naylor, Director of Artistic Administration

The Glyndebourne Chorus 2022

Chorus Director: Aidan Oliver
Sopranos:

Charlotte Bowden*
Catherine Hooper
Nicola Hughes
Shafali Jalota
Helen Lacey
Cleo Lee-McGowan*
Caroline Modiba
Busisiwe Ngejane
Jacquelyn Parker
Samantha Quillish
Segomotso Shupinyaneng
Sophie Sparrow
Rachel Taylor
Rusnė Tušlaitė

Mezzo-Sopranos:

Natalia Brzezińska
Esme Bronwen-Smith
Natalie Davies
Melissa Gregory
Amy Holyland
Susannah Horowitz
Rachael Liddell
Elizabeth Lynch
Jessica Ouston
Camilla Seale
Rhiain Taylor
Rosamond Thomas

Tenors:

Rhys Batt
Glen Cunningham
George Curnow
Guy Elliott
Peter Haydn Ferris
Robert Forrest
Andrew Henley
Richard James
Samuel Jenkins
Niel Joubert
Sean Kerr
Innocent Masuku
Charles Styles
Dominic Walsh

Basses:

Andrew Davies
Stephen Fort
Hugo Herman-Wilson
Thomas Isherwood
Patrick Alexander Keefe*
Jack Lee
John Mackenzie-Lavansch
Adam Marsden
Matthew Nuttall
Michael Ronan
Jack Sandison*
Michael Wallace
Sam Young


*Jerwood Young Artist 2022

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