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Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

Helen Bailey joined Wokingham Choral Society for their 'Night at the Opera' concert at All Saints Church, Wokingham on Saturday 18th June 2011.

May 2011

Helen Bailey            Soprano

Middlesbrough-born soprano, Helen Bailey, is soon to graduate from The Royal Academy of Music, where she is studying for a Masters in Vocal Studies, under the tutelage of Elizabeth Ritchie and Jonathan Papp. Helen holds the LRAM vocal teaching diploma and two postgraduate diplomas from Trinity College of Music. Helen trained as a Secondary English teacher after reading English Literature and Cultural History at Liverpool JMU, graduating in 2004 with First Class Honours.

Opera credits include Fiordiligi (Cosi Fan Tutte, OperaPlus), First Lady (The Magic Flute, HGO), Giannetta (The Elixir of Love, Blackheath Halls Opera), Countess (Le nozze di Figaro, OperaGold), Anne Truelove (The Rake's Progress, TCM), Micaela (Carmen, Mean Time Opera), and the title role of Floyd Carlisle's Susannah (HGO).

Helen has appeared as soprano soloist with many choral societies, performing works such as Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem (Oxford Harmonic Society), Mozart's Exsultate, jubilate! (OUP choir), and the premier of Wurtz's Message from the soul. In concert, Helen has performed Barber's Hermit Songs, Chausson's Chanson Perpetuelle, and Britten's Our Hunting Fathers, conducted by James Judd with the TCM Symphony Orchestra. Helen was awarded Highly Commended in the prestigious Isabel Jay Operatic prize 2011, and has performed in masterclasses with Susan Bullock and Robert Tear. Helen also sings with all-female a cappella quartet, The Barbershop Belles.

Forthcoming engagements include a solo recital at the Garrick Club, Waltraute in Wagner's Die Walkure (St Endellion Summer Festival), and the roles of Frantik, Mrs Paskova, and Cock in The Cunning Little Vixen for Ryedale Opera.