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Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

10th November, 2018 at Great Hall, University of Reading in Mozart Requiem

September 2018

Lila Chrisp            Alto

Lila graduated in 2017 with a First-Class Honours degree in Music from Merton College, Oxford, and continues to study singing with Sally Burgess. While at Oxford, Lila took lead roles in several university opera productions, including Nancy, Albert Herring; Dido, Dido & Aeneas; Dorabella, Cosi fan Tutte; Annio, La Clemenza di Tito; Ottavia, L'incoronazione di Poppea; and Martha in the première of Marco Galvani's chamber opera Rothschild's Violin.

Her solo concert and oratorio experience includes: Handel, Messiah (OU Chorus/Sheldonian Theatre), Mahler, Symphony No. 2 (Oxford University Philharmonia/Sheldonian Theatre), Elgar, Sea Pictures (Consortium Novum/SJE Oxford, & Bliss Sinfonia/Rugby School), Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 (Consortium Novum/Sheldonian Theatre), and Bach, Magnificat in D (Choir of Merton College, Oxford & The Oxford Philharmonic/Merton College Chapel).

Lila has given numerous song recitals in Oxford and Rugby, has sung in the London Song Festival 2018, and has performed in public masterclasses with Graham Vick, Jane Glover, and Ian Partridge. She was the winner of the AESS Courtney Kenny competition for English Song and Poetry 2018. She is also a keen choral singer, and has sung with The Choir of Merton College, Oxford, Schola Cantorum of Oxford, The Oxford Bach Soloists, and Sansara Chamber Choir.