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Sinéad O'Kelly photograph

Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

2nd April, 2016, University of Reading in Handel Dixit Dominus, Mozart Vespers, Vivaldi Gloria

March 2016

Sinéad O'Kelly            Soprano

Sinéad attained a First Class BMus(Hons) from the Royal College of Music in London, where she now studies on the Masters Programme with Tim Evans-Jones and Caroline Dowdle. At the RCM, she is a Sir Gordon Palmer Scholar supported by an Audrey Sachar Award, the David Ross Foundation and the Josephine Baker Trust. Sinéad is also a BBC/NIArts Young Musicians Platform Award Holder for 2015/16.

Sinéad is NI Opera's 'Voice of 2013' having won the main prize and the audience prize at the 2013 Festival of Voice. She recently made her Royal Albert Hall solo debut singing Persephone in the world premiere of John Barber's oratorio Seven Seeds. Sinéad is also a keen advocate of Song repertoire and was recently featured in the London Song Festival and the Oxford Lieder Festival. She is the 2013 winner of the Courtney Kenny English Song Award, attained 2nd place in the RCM's 2014 Joan Chisell Schumann Competition and won the Schubert Song Prize at the 2015 International Mozart Competition.

On the stage, Sinéad made her professional debut singing 'First Lady' in NI Opera’s 2014 autumn tour of The Magic Flute. She has also portrayed 'Papagena' (Die Zauberflöte), 'Theodora' (Theodora), 'Dido' (Dido and Aeneas), 'Catherine' (La Jolie Fille du Perth), 'Fiordiligi' (Cosi fan Tutte), 'Nerone' (L’incoronazione di Poppea), 'Galatea' (Acis and Galatea) and 'Soeur Constance' (Dialogues des Carmelites) and has participated in masterclasses with Sarah Connolly, Dame Ann Murray, Susan Bullock and Rebecca Evans.

Upcoming engagements include an appearance on Radio 3’s 'In Tune', a recital at the inaugural Lewes Music Festival, and the role of 'Gianetta' in the Elixir of Love with Nevill Holt Opera in June 2016.