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Claire Ormshaw photograph

Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

Claire Ormshaw joined Wokingham Choral Society at Leighton Park School, Reading on Saturday 27th March 2004 when we performed Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle" .

Claire Ormshaw       Soprano

Born in Lancashire, Claire initially studied with Lesley Thompson, then at the Royal Northern College of Music with Honor Sheppard, where her postgraduate studies were supported by the Peter Moores Foundation. During her time at college Claire was a finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Young Singers Bursary Competition and the Elizabeth Harwood Prize.

Claire joined the Glyndebourne Chorus in 2002 and also made her debut singing Emmie, Albert Herring (GTO, GFO). Operatic roles include Papagena, Die Zauberflöte (Buxton), Despina, Così fan tutte, The Fire, L'Enfant et les sortilèges (RNCM); Barbarina, The Marriage of Figaro (ENO and GFO); cover Zerlina, Don Giovanni and cover Susanna The marriage of Figaro both for GFO; Nannetta, Falstaff ( RNCM), Ines, Il trovatore (Stowe Opera), Norina, Don Pasquale (Mananan Festival), Dalinda Ariodante (ETO).

Oratorio work includes Handel's Messiah, Dixit Dominus, Judas Maccabaeus and Orf's Carmina Burana.

Claire studied at the National Opera Studio 2002/2003 supported by ENO, the Sybil Tutton Charitable Trust and the Countess of Munster Trust.

Future engagements include Papagena for GFO 2004, Amor for Opera North and concert performances of Ariodante.

March 2004