The first of Ludus Baroque‘s “Bach Cantata Project” begins this week in Edinburgh. Joanna and fellow soloists Emily Mitchell, David Horton and Jerome Knox join conductor Richard Neville-Towle, Ludus Baroque period orchestra to rehearse and perform four of Bach’s cantatas on the day for which he wrote them. Sunday 21st January 2018 BWV 73 Herr, …
Joanna has been selected as one of the six Handel House Talent 2017/18 artists. Led by baroque specialist Laurence Cummings, the scheme is designed to further the development of promising young musicians at the start of their professional careers. As part of the scheme, Joanna will give a number of performances at Handel House in …
Earlier this week Joanna was awarded Third Prize at the finals of the Cheltenham Bach Choir Baroque Singing Competition. She performed a programme of Bach, Handel, Monteverdi and Purcell for judges Catherine Bott, Peter Savidge and David Crown.
Photos of Joanna as Ottone in Handel’s opera Agrippina at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (design by Adrian Linford):
A new video of Joanna singing Irene’s aria “As with rosy steps” from Handel’s Theodora:
This week Joanna performs the role of Ottone in Handel’s Agrippina at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – the only “good guy” in this tale of politics and power, which is rather topical given current world events… Performances are 21st, 23rd, 27th and 28th January in the New Atheneum Theatre.
2016 has been a difficult year for the world in general – or perhaps it is just a year that has forcefully brought home to those of us lucky enough to live mostly without fear of safety, want or prejudice, that not everyone does. It feels like we might have gone backwards in some (important) …
Tomorrow Joanna peforms the role of Dido in Dido and Aeneas in the Great Hall at Dartington, as part of the Dartington International Summer School and Festival.
Here’s a little clip from a frothy Handel duet (HWV 189) recorded at Joanna’s concert with the Rosa Mundi Ensemble earlier this year.
Tonight Joanna performs a programme of Handel duets and the Scarlatti cantata Clori e Lisa in a spotlight concert in the Carole Nash Recital Room at the RNCM with soprano Charlotte Trepess, cellist Autumn England and Aaron Shilson on harpsichord.