singing

In common with all the other musicians I know, my work as a performer takes many forms. I sing in concert as a soloist, both in recital with chamber ensembles and with orchestras. I also sing as a chorister with both commercial and church choirs, and I regularly collaborate with contemporary composers in the UK and Canada, many of whom have written new works for me and my colleagues.

My concert work centres on the song, orchestral, and choral repertoire primarily, and I especially love singing English and German music of all periods, and any British and Canadian contemporary music. (To view my current repertoire list, please see the links at the bottom of this page.)

I have a particular passion for the solo song repertoire and have developed many commissioning and touring projects aimed at promoting song performance and composition in both the UK and Canada. I’ve been supported in this work by a number of organizations, including the Canada Council, the Arts Council of England, the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils, the BC Arts Council and many private trusts, including most recently the Walton Trust, the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust, and the Art Fund of Wolfson College, Oxford.

I hope you will take a moment to look at the New Works page of this website, where you can learn more about some of the songs that have been written for me recently, and where you can download them and present them in your own performances.

My work as a performer also extends to teaching and to performance research – to learn more about these, please visit the Teaching and Research pages above.

Finally, I love collaborating on new performance projects; if you have any ideas, please do drop me note! I’d love to hear from you.