Seasons With Chorale: 8
Season Joined: 2009-10
Hometown: Norwich, England
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do?
My 'other job' is looking after my three children, William (14), Anna Rose (10) and Elodie (5)
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
Performances at the Greystone Mansion, Encinitas Performing Arts Center and Rolling Hills Methodist Church with the European Concert Trio (as a result of winning the Beverly Hills International Competition), performing in the annual UnSung series in Glendale with Amanda Walker (clarinet) and Robert Thies (piano), two solo recitals with the Con Gioia Early Music Ensemble and soprano soloist in Mendelssohn's Elijah in Pasadena. Two recent performances of Haydn's Creation in the Pacific Palisades and in Long Beach with the Orange County Women's Chorus. Soon to be performing the west coast premiere of Dale Trumbore's cycle for soprano and clarinet and the Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio with Long Beach Chorale.
I have sung in over 25 films since moving to Los Angeles, including Star Wars, Star Trek, Transformers, Wreck-it Ralph, The Lorax, Ice Age 4, Percy Jackson, Godzilla, Big Hero 6, Jumanji, Frozen and most recently Smallfoot, soon to be released. I have sung on documentaries, video games, and songs. I also do some voice over acting and have now completed two audio books.
Highlights of your musical career:
Singing the first performance of Handel's Messiah in the Forbidden City Concert Hall in China, numerous performances of Haydn's Creation around the Los Angeles area, Greystone Mansion Recital with the European Concert Trio, generally performing in oratorios (which I love!), particularly Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Mendelssohn! Touring to the UK, Switzerland and France with John Adams' The Gospel According to the Other Mary. Performing in the Big Sing Event at Walt Disney Concert Hall in July 2018, an inspirational moment in my singing career.
Favorite choral work(s):
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
Performing David Lang's the little match girl passion was an amazing moment, and being involved in John Adams' The Gospel According to the Other Mary was an incredible experience. The Big Sing event in Walt Disney Concert Hall in July 2018 was an unforgettable moment of togetherness through singing and renewed my faith in humanity in these difficult times.
What are you listening to these days?
Anything you'd like to add about yourself?
I am fascinated by Traditional Chinese Medicine, and have been taking some courses to delve further and it has given me a whole fresh take on how we manage illness and our bodies and mind/body medicine.
Where do you live in L.A.?
What L.A. experience do you consider essential for visitors/newcomers?
The beach, cycling the bike path to Manhattan Beach; Hiking in the Santa Monica mountains; Will Rogers State Park; Downtown LA/Disney Hall, Grand Central Market; Museums...The Broad, LACMA, Getty Center; Santa Cruz Island; Huntington Gardens. Endeavor at the Science Center.