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Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

Ruth Jenkins joined Wokingham Choral Society at Reading University Great Hall on 21st March 2010 in Tippett's A Child of Our Time.

February 2010

Ruth Jenkins            Soprano

Soprano Ruth Jenkins grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne where she has performed at the Sunderland Empire, City Hall, the Theatre Royal, the Sage and the Shipley Art Gallery. She graduated in 2008 from the University of Cambridge where she studied Land Economy and was a choral scholar of Jesus College Chapel Choir.

Ruth is currently a second year postgraduate studying with Lillian Watson and Audrey Hyland at the Royal Academy of Music and will be starting the opera course in September. She is a member of the Royal Academy of Music's 'Song Circle' through which she recently performed at the Wigmore Hall and King's Place. Ruth also recently performed Britten Les Illuminations at St. Peter's Square, with Sir Thomas Allen and Malcolm Martineau at Auckland Castle, with Stephen Cleobury at St. David's Hall Cardiff, with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Gentlemen of St. John's College Cambridge, at St. Martin in the Fields and at the Royal Opera House Hamyln Hall. She premiered Zou Jianping's Symphonic Poem with the City of London Sinfonia and is the Leith Hill Music Festival Award Holder 2010. Recent masterclasses include Lieder with Angelika Kirchschlager and English Song with Robert Tear.

Concert performances include Bach Matthäuspassion; Bach Magnifica t; Bach Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme; Bach B Minor Mass; Britten Les Illuminations; Handel Solomon (The Queen); Handel Messiah; Haydn The Creation; Haydn Nelson Mass; Haydn Mariazellermesse; Haydn Paukenmesse; Janacek Otcenas; Mendelssohn Elijah; Mendelssohn Hear My Prayer; Mozart C Minor Mass; Mozart Requiem; Mozart Vesperae solennes de Confessore; Purcell Te Deum; Tippet Negro Spirituals; Vivaldi Gloria.

Operatic Roles include Mozart Don Giovanni (Donna Anna); Poulenc Les Mamelles de Tiresias (Therese/Tiresias); Humperdinck Hansel and Grete l (Gretel). Operatic scenes performances are Monteverdi L'Incoronazione di Poppea (Nerone); Strauss Arabella (Zdenka); Handel Giulio Cesare (Cleopatra); Mozart Le nozze di Figaro (Susanna).

Ruth is grateful to the Josephine Baker Trust, the Sammy Johnson Memorial Fund, the Simon Fletcher Charitable Trust, the Newby Trust and the AHRC for their support.