Biographies

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Since leaving the Royal College of Music Angela Henckel has enjoyed a varied career ranging from singing Gregorian Plainchant to Musical Theatre and from Baroque recitals to contemporary Rock opera. Angela has given performances of St Matthew Passion with Roger Norrington, Dido and Aeneas in Japan with the Purcell Quartet, has toured Canada with Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge, Israel with the Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra and Germany and Spain singing St. Matthew Passion with the English Concert.

She has also appeared at many of Britain’s major concert venues and festivals, including the Wigmore Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, St. John’s Smith Square, St. James’ Piccadilly, St. Martin’s-in-the Fields and the Symphony Hall Birmingham, most recently giving performances of Mahler’s 4th Symphony and Mozart’s C Minor Mass.

Opera performances include Susanna, Le nozze di Figaro; Despina, Cosi fan Tutte; Blonde, Die Entführung aus dem Serail; for Handmade Opera: Zerlina, Don Giovanni; the world première of Colin Hodgett’s She-Fox of Shinoda Japan. British première singing the title role in Hindemith’s Sancta Susanna and Thisbe in Boyce’s Pyramus and Thisbe: Dirindina in Domenico Scarlatti’s La Dirindina: Don Ettore in Haydn’s La Canterina for Opera Restor’d at the Linbury Theatre, Covent Garden and She in Loves Labyrinth at the Wigmore Hall. Angela has recorded Jubilee by Cole Porter for BBC Radio 4 and has appeared on BBC Radio 3, Capital Radio and Carlton Television.

Angela is in great demand as a recitalist and cabaret artist, and has performed at the Purcell Room and for many music societies and festivals and parties throughout the UK. Angela sings with the Choir of St. George’s Hanover Square and is a soloist on a disc of Christmas music recorded by the choir.

Angela Henckel sang with sustained warmth and beauty as Isolde – Guardian

Angela Henckel has a beautiful soprano-oily, husky undertones easy upper register – Opera Magazine

Christopher Gould

Christopher Gould read music at Clare College, Cambridge before taking up a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music to study accompaniment with John Streets, Malcolm Martineau and Gareth Hancock, supported by The Countess of Munster Musical Trust. He was the first young pianist to receive an award from The Geoffrey Parsons Trust in 1996; this was followed by the Gerald Moore Award (1998) and the first prize for accompaniment in the Wigmore International Song Competition (2001).

Christopher is staff pianist and coach on several international summer schools and divides his time between vocal coaching and a busy recital career in the UK and abroad. In London he has performed with such artists as Sarah Walker, Ann Murray, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson and Geraldine McGreevy at the Wigmore Hall, St Johns Smith Square, the Purcell Room and on BBC Radio 3. Christopher’s discography includes an English Song disc,The Water is Wide, with mezzo-soprano Diana Moore, and Who are these children?, a recording of Britten songs for BIS records with tenor Daniel Norman. His most recent CD of the Britten Canticles has just been released on Stone records. Future projects include recitals with Geraldine McGreevy (www.themyriadsong.com), and two more CD recordings: Sonnets by Britten and Liszt with Daniel Norman and a disc of new songs by Richard Sisson with Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Roderick Williams and James Oxley.