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Sophie Gallagher photograph

Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

2nd April, 2017 at All Saints' Church, Wokingham in Bach St. John Passion

January 2017

Sophie Gallagher            Soprano

Sophie Gallagher (soprano) is a fourth year BMus student at The Royal College of Music, studying with David Rendall and Caroline Dowdle. A former head chorister of Salisbury Cathedral and Wells Cathedral (Specialist Singer on the Dfes scheme) she is the South West music scholar for the English Speaking Union and a Josephine Baker Trust award holder.

Recital and solo work includes Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate (Dorset Chamber Orchestra), Haydn's The Creation, Handel's Messiah (Bristol Old Vic, National Portrait Gallery), Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, Mozart's C Minor Mass, recitals further afield in Milan (Palazzo Serbelloni), Hong Kong (The Peninsula, The Foreign Correspondents Club, Academy of Performing Arts), Chilcott's Requiem at last year's Three Choirs Festival in Hereford, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle at Poole Lighthouse and Schutz' Christmas Oratorio at St. John's Smith Square London.

In July 2016 Sophie made her international debut as 'Emmie' in Albert Herring for Firenze Maggio Musicale (Teatro Pergola) and 'Oberto' in Alcina for Ryedale Opera. Other roles include Atalanta' in Xerses, Britten's Noye's Fludde ('Gossip') for Charles Hazlewood/Kneehigh Theatre Company, Prague Young Artists Programme's Suor Angelica ('Suor Genevieffa' cover and 'Novizia'), Hansel und Gretel ('Gretel') at The Estates Theatre, 'Papagena' in Die Zauberflöte at The Norden Arts Theatre in London and a revival of 'First Witch' for The English Concert and Harry Bickett's production of Dido and Aeneas at Opéra de Lausanne. This July 2017 she revives the role of 'Emmie' for Buxton Opera.