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Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

At University of Reading, 21st March, 2015 for Rossini: Petite Messe Solenelle

Jemma Brown           Mezzo Soprano

Jemma Brown studied with Patricia MacMahon and obtained a BMus (hons) from the University of Glasgow in 2007. She held a Lanfine choral scholarship and the Currie studentship for organ, and graduated with the Hague prize for performance and Cramb travel bursary.

She completed her PgDip, MMus (performance), MMus (opera) and MOpera in 2011 with Kathleen McKellar Ferguson at the RSAMD with assistance from the RSAMD scholarship trust, Donald Dewar Arts Awards and the Fenton Arts Trust. She won the John Ireland Prize and the Tony and Tania Webster Prize for Russian Song.

She made her Proms debut in 2010 with the BBCSSO and Donald Runnicles and was a Britten Pears Young Artist in 2011 in their production of Albert Herring, double cast with Dame Felicity Lott.

Operatic Roles include Lady Billows (Britten Albert Herring), Filipjevna (Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin), Gertrude (Humperdinck Hansel & Gretel), Waltraute (Wagner Die Walküre and Götterdämmerung), Erda (Wagner Das Rheingold and Siegfried), Second Norn (Wagner Götterdämmerung), Marcellina (Mozart Figaro) and Meg Page (Verdi Falstaff). Roles performed in concert include Amneris (Verdi Aida) and Klytaemnestra (Strauss Elektra).

Jemma and her duo partner Maryam Sherhan are proud to be members of Live Music Now. Recent recitals have included the National Museum of Scotland, Westbourne music, the Dewar Awards ten year anniversary gala and the Usher Hall.

December 2014