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Jennifer France has been awarded the Loveday Song Prize at the 2014 Kathleen Ferrier Awards

Congratulations to Jennifer France who has been awarded the Loveday Song Prize at the 2014 Kathleen Ferrier Awards.
 

"For me the evening’s outstanding singer was lyric soprano Jennifer France, 27, who tugged at the heartstrings in Tiny’s song from Britten’s Paul Bunyan and tossed off the coloratura nonsense of Strauss’ “Amor” with enchanting insouciance.”
Rupert Christiansen - The Daily Telegraph

Artist of the Month March 2013: Claire Wilkinson

Clare Wilkinson sings the Nelson Mass with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Richard Egarr on 1 March 2013 (City Halls, Glasgow). With the Dunedin Consort conducted by John Butt, she sings the St John Passion on 13 March 2013 (Aberdeen Music Hall), 14 March 2013 (Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow), 17 March 2013 (The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh) and 18 March 2013 (St John’s Kirk, Perth). With Le Concert d’Anvers conducted by Bart Van Reyn, she sings the St Matthew Passion on 22 March 2013 (Collegekerk, Sint-Niklaas, Antwerp), 23 March 2013 (Carolus Borromeus, Antwerp) and 24 March 2013  (Abdijkerk, Grimbergen) (www.octopusensembles.be). With the Bachkoor Holland conducted by Gijs Leenaars, she sings the St Matthew Passion on 26 March 2013 (Oosterpoort, Groningen) and 28 and 29 March 2013 (Pieterskerk, Leiden). 

Her new recording of the St John Passion with the Dunedin Consort conducted by John Butt is released this month on Linn CD and has been selected by Gramophone as CD of the Month for March 2013.

Royal Opera Live

On 7 January 2013, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, will be broadcasting an unprecedented glimpse into life behind the scenes with the Royal Opera, with live rehearsals, interviews and insights. Look out for James Laing in rehearsal for his Royal Opera debut in The Minotaur. The day will conclude with Act 111 of Die Walküre, recorded earlier in the season, in which Alwyn Mellor sings Gerhilde.