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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

Festival 2019

Chorus Master: AIDaN oliver
Sopranos:

Suzanne Fischer
Camilla Harris
Nicola Hughes
Sofia Larsson
Chloe Morgan
Madison Nonoa-Horsefield
Raphaela Papadakis
Jacquelyn Parker
Shuna Scott Sendall
Elizabeth Skinner
Rachel Taylor
Pamela Wilcox
Carrie-Ann Williams
Jennifer Witton

Mezzo-Sopranos:

Natalia Brzezińska
Leslie Davis
Kamilla Dunstan
Lauren Easton
Bethany Horak-Hallett
Emma Kerr
Chloe Latchmore
Elizabeth Lynch
Lucy McAuley
Jade Moffatt
Sarah Osborne
Jessica Ouston
Rhiain Taylor
Stephanie Wake-Edwards*

Tenors:

Rhys Batt
Joshua Baxter
Richard Bignall
Euros Campbell
Aidan Coburn
Michael Gibson
Alexander Grainger
Peter Haydn Ferris
Iain Henderson
Xavier Hetherington
Frederick Jones*
Neil Joubert
Sean Kerr
Daniel Mullaney
Anthony Osborne
Sahel Salam*
David Shaw
Stephan Ulberini

Basses:

Dominic Bowe
Sam Carl*
Andrew Davies
Stephen Fort
Ossian Huskinson
Romanas Kudriašovas
Bartholomew Lawrence
John Mackenzie-Lavansch
Adam Marsden
Adam Maxey
Matthew Nuttall
Theodore Platt
Darwin Prakash
Jack Sandison
James Schouten
Harry Thatcher*
Andrew Tipple
Christian Valle
Michael Wallace

*Jerwood Young Artist 2019

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