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Lucy Hall (soprano) with Jennifer Carter (piano)

Wed Jun 9th 2010, 12:15 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR


Artist Info

Lucy Hall

Lucy Rebecca Hall is a 23 year old soprano from Nottinghamshire. She was a member of Cantamus Girls Choir for eleven years and was the main soprano soloist for her senior years in the choir. Lucy performed with the choir in France and competed in North Wales, Belgium, Italy, Germany and China, where the choir won the esteemed title of Choir Olympic Champions of the World. Experience with the choir also includes performances in prestigious venues such as the Bridgewater Hall and Barbican Centre, and as a soloist in the Royal Albert Hall for the Songs of Praise Big Party. She has performed with major orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic, London Symphony and the Hallé Orchestra. In 2006, Lucy graduated from Cantamus with the aim of forging a career as a soloist and went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where she is currently in her final year of a four year Bachelor of Music Degree studying under the tutelage of Professor Susan McCulloch.

Lucy has been a prizewinner at many national music festivals, including the Mansfield Music & Drama Festival and the Selston Music Festival. In April 2010, Lucy was awarded the Southwell Choral Society Bursary and the Peggy Oldham Award. In 2008, Lucy was placed second in the Derby Centenary Arts Competition, a competition for any instrument. Lucy was also awarded the Nottinghamshire County Cup for contribution to music. In 2005, Lucy was the John Ogden Scholarship winner.

Lucy regularly performs as a soprano soloist with choral societies, for council events, recitals and at weddings. She has worked with prolific conductors such as Sir Colin Davis, Carl Davis and Christian Curnyn and has had masterclasses with Eugene Asti, Yvonne Kenny, Isobel Buchanan, Emma Kirkby, Catherine Wyn Rogers, Sarah Connolly, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Robert Tear, CBE.

Operatic experience includes singing in the chorus of The Rake’s Progress for the British Youth Opera in summer 2009, L’Assedio di Calais (Donizetti) at GSMD, 2009, Cherubin (Massenet) GSMD, 2010, and this year will perform the role of Cis in Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring in June  and Third Nymph in the British Youth Opera’s 2010 production of Eurydice.

Lucy has been awarded a scholarship to study on the Guildhall Artists Masters Programme which will commence in September this year. Lucy is also a proud recipient of an Ian Fleming Charitable Trust Award administered by the Musicians Benevolent Fund. For more information please visit

Jennifer Carter

Jennifer Carter was born in Bristol in 1985. She studied first at Colston's Girls' School, where she was awarded many music scholarships, and the Merchant Venturer's Vocational Scholarship. She then won a full scholarship to the Junior Department of the Royal Welsh College of Music, where Jennifer received the Elgar recital prize, concurrently receiving a scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. At the age of 17, Jennifer was asked to accompany Robin Bowman's classes at the Académie Internationale d'Eté de Nice, and has now played for his teaching both in and outside Guildhall. Jennifer was then awarded a further postgraduate scholarship to specialise her studies in accompaniment with Robin Bowman, Paul Roberts, Caroline Palmer, and Eugene Asti at the Guildhall, gaining a distinction in her final recital.

As a soloist, Jennifer has enjoyed playing in Bristol Cathedral, Glasgow Cathedral, the Swiss Church, Covent Garden, and in St Mary's Cathedral as part of the Edinburgh Festival, as well as recently playing at LSO St Luke's as part of the LSO Discovery series. Recent performances include a concert at the newly-redeveloped Colston Hall in Bristol, and at the Barbican Centre as part of the Barbican Lates series, and has been asked back to play again this summer. This January, Jennifer was invited back to tour Germany with the 3rd prize winner of the ARD International Music Competition Munich, after two prior successful tours. After a successful concert as part of the City of London Festival last year, she has been invited back to play again this summer.

Last summer she toured Norway with her piano trio, and recently played at St James' concert hall in Guernsey. She has just won the Queen Mary II accompanists prize at the Guildhall, and has now been made an accompanist for Junior and Senior Guildhall, Camden Music Service, and City University Music Department. She has received scholarships from the Stationers' Company, and the Lawrence Atwell Charity.

Venue: St Dunstan-in-the-West

Pictures of St Dunstan-in-the-West at the Flickr website

The church of St. Dunstan in the West dates back to circa 1070 AD, and the present building was completed in the early 19th century.

The nearest tube stations are Chancery Lane (Central line) and Temple (Circle and District line).

For more information, visit the church's website.


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