Biography

Eleanor is a freelance soprano based in London, studying with Mary Nelson.

 

With a focus on ensemble singing, Eleanor was a 2021 Vocal Apprentice at Southwell Music Festival, singing with the Southwell Festival Voices, and she currently holds a Choral Scholarship at St Martin-in-the-Fields. She was a member of the National Youth Choir Fellowship octet in 2019-20, and she continues to perform regular concerts with the group. She is a member of Chamber Choir of London and has worked with various other ensembles, recently including the BBC Singers, St Martin's Voices, Ex Cathedra and I Fagiolini. She is the regular Soprano 1 for the five-voice choir of St James's Sussex Gardens, and is an experienced deputy singer with London's other professional church choirs, regularly at the London Oratory.

As a soloist, Eleanor is currently a Making Music Selected Artist. She was the soprano soloist for The Sirius Orchestra's 2021 performance of Haydn's Creation, and previous concert solo highlights include Bach's St John Passion, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, Haydn's Missa Sancti Nicolai and Handel's Messiah. She can be heard as the soloist on recordings with Chamber Choir of London, The Queen's College Chapel Choir, and the National Youth Choir of Great Britain.

Eleanor studied MA Solo Voice Ensemble Singing at the University of York under the tuition of Robert Hollingworth and Susan Young, achieving a Distinction, and she previously read Music at The Queen’s College, University of Oxford. She was both an academic scholar and a choral scholar under the direction of Owen Rees throughout her time at Queen's, and was awarded the Maurice Pearton senior choral scholarship in her final year.

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