Singers


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HARRIET MULCHRONE   MEZZO-SOPRANO

Harriet Mulchrone is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, which she attended for 9 years, initially being awarded a 5 year scholarship at the age of 14. After graduating from the Junior academy in 2010 she went on to complete a BMus with Honours in Opera and Vocal studies.

Recently, Harriet became involved in a series of fund raising concerts in aid of Sidmouth Hospice Care, who were involved in the care of her beloved late Grandmother. Harriet has also taken part in various recitals, including performances with the choir 'Amici' in Taunton and was invited to headline in the Barnstable Male Voice Choir. Notable venues where she has performed, include York Minster and the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.

Last summer, Harriet was invited by Somerset based Radio Ninesprings to sing at their annual Jazz Picnic, which gave her the opportunity to showcase her vocal diversity. She plans on recording an album in the coming months.

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John Holland - Avery   Baritone 

John started his singing life as a chorister in the choir of the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court. During this time, he was cast as Third Boy in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte at the Royal Opera House under the late Sir Colin Davis. 

Following achievements include graduating from York University in a BA (Hons) in Music, working for two years as the Bass Lay Clerk at St John's College, Cambridge, and in August 2016, completing a MMus in Performance at the Royal Northern College of Music, where his studies with Nicholas Powell were financially supported by the Mercers’ Company and an Independent Opera Voice Scholarship.

Other notable success includes winning the 2015 Frederic Cox Song Prize (RNCM), singing live on BBC Radio 3's In Tune, and BBC Radio 3's Young Artists' Day, and singing in Grange Park Opera Chorus for Bart’s Oliver! and Verdi’s Don Carlo.  He is a regular concert soloist for many ensembles across the UK, is a founding member of Eboracum Baroque (www.eboracumbaroque.co.uk), and directs the St Mary’s Quartet at 

St Mary’s Church, Staines-upon-Thames. Alongside his performing career, John works as a singing teacher at the American Community School, Egham.

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Alexandra Frazer   Soprano 

Alexandra grew up in Salisbury, Wiltshire and studied at the Royal Northern College of Music where she received the Amanda Roocroft prize, and the Mona McGlone Scholarship.  In June 2016 she graduated with a Distinction in a Master of Music in performance.

 As a soloist Alexandra has performed in noteworthy venues around the country such as The Bridge Water Hall, Sheffield City Hall, Westminster Abbey. She recently sang with the Cantorion Menai Choral Society at Bangor Cathedral, Wales.  Whilst studying Alexandra received additional tuition and coaching from Dame Emma Kirkby, David Owen Noris,  Sir John Tomlinson, Hilary Summers, Roger Hamilton, Simon Halsey, and the Academy of Ancient Music. Previously Alexandra worked for the BBC Daily Service Singers as well as performing a variety of roles on the opera stage.  

One of Alexandra’s passions is opera. She has performed roles such as Cobweb in RNCM’s production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Frasquita in Carmen by Bizet, Margot in The Merry Widow by Franz Léhar, and Amore in Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria. Alexandra also has performed in various Gilbert and Sullivan Operettas such as: Yum-Yum in The Mikado, and Edith in The Pirates of Penzance. 

 

Accompanists


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Jingle Gawley Piano

Hong Kong born Jingle Lau is currently in her first year of postgraduate studies in Piano Accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, under tutelage of the Head of Accompaniment, Pamela Lidiard. Before moving to London, Jingle had successfully obtained her undergraduate degree in Piano Performance at the Royal Northern College of Music where she discovered her passion for accompanying. 

Jingle enjoys working with singers in particular, she has played for many public vocal masterclasses by renowned singers including Roderick Williams, Adrian Thompson, Ruby Philogene and Susan McCulloch. She has also had the privilege to be coached by pianists Graham Johnson, Julius Drake, Philippe Cassard and répétiteur Susanna Stranders among others.

As well as being a collaborate pianist, Jingle has appeared as a soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 with North Hertfordshire Youth Orchestra, and also given recitals in various places such as St. Ann’s church, Manchester, Manchester Cathedral, Wesley Church, Chester. St. Francis’ College, Letchworth. Jingle is also a keen répétiteur, worked with the Manchester University Gilbert and Sullivan Society and more recently with the King’s College London Opera Society.