Contralto


Deborah enjoys performing solo and as part of ensembles. The French and Russian romantic repertoires are particularly special to her, though she also loves the baroque music of Bach, Handel, Schütz and others. 


She has performed as a soloist in many London venues, including St John’s, Smith Square, the Painted Hall and Royal Naval Chapel, Greenwich, St James’s, Clerkenwell and also more intimate recital venues such as Lauderdale House in Highgate. She has also performed as soloist in other parts of the UK, including Durham Castle, The Commandery, Worcester and at Newby End Arts Festival.


She has performed solo songs and arias as part of bigger presentations, such as the British Library’s celebration of Pushkin’s 200th birthday in 1999, and lectures on 17th century music. The Kathleen Ferrier centenary in 2012 prompted a talk with songs for Dalton History Society as well as solo contributions to larger concerts, including the Kathleen Ferrier Centenary Celebration in Ulverston, pictured left. 


Examples of performed repertoire:


Solos in Sacred Works with Choir & Orchestra

Handel: Messiah, Israel in Egypt, Judas Maccabaeus, Samson (Micah), Athalia (Athalia), Belshazzar (Cyrus), Deborah (Jael)

JS Bach: Christmas Oratorio, Magnificat, Mass in B minor, St Matthew Passion, St John Passion, Mass in A, Mass in F, Mass in G, Mass in G minor

Mendelssohn: Elijah, Lobgesang

& smaller works by JS Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Carissimi, Biber, Schütz 


Solos in Romantic Works with Orchestra

Berlioz: Nuits d’Été

Chausson: Poeme de l’amour et de la mer

Elgar: Sea Pictures


Songs & Arias with Piano

by Borodin, Cui, Gretchaninov, Medtner, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky

Bizet, Chabrier, Debussy, Duparc, Fauré, Gounod, Hahn, Ravel, Saint-Saëns

Brahms, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, Strauss

Rossini, Granados, Turina, Dvořák, Viardot, Eben

Barber, Bernstein, Quilter, Parry, Stanford, Vaughan Williams

and others


Theatricals

Purcell: Dido & Aeneas

Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore

Britten: Peter Grimes


April 2018