Choral Soloists

The Chester Music Society Choir has had the opportunity to work with many well known professional soloists. Some of those who have performed with the Choir in recent years are listed below.

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SoloistVoiceWorkComposerYear

John Ieuan Jones

BaritoneMesse Solennelle de Sainte CecileGounod2017

Louis-Charles Gagnon

TenorMesse Solennelle de Sainte CecileGounod2017

Kimberly Raw

SopranoMesse Solennelle de Sainte CecileGounod2017

Alison Pearce

SopranoDona Nobis PacemVaughan Williams2017

Peter Edge

BaritoneDona Nobis PacemVaughan Williams2017

Alison Pearce

SopranoThe Garden of ProserpineVaughan Williams2017

Emma Peaurt

SopranoMessiahHandel2016

William Towers

CountertenorMessiahHandel2016

Stefan Kennedy

TenorMessiahHandel2016

Miles Horner

BaritoneMessiahHandel2016

Quentin Hayes

BaritoneBelshazzar's FeastWalton2016

Margaret McDonald

Mezzo SopranoThe Music MakersElgar2016

Robert Rice

BaritoneNoah's FireCooke2015

Philip Sheffield

TenorSt NicolasBritten2015

Catrin Woodruff

SopranoIsrael in EgyptHandel2015

Alexandra Lowe

SopranoIsrael in EgyptHandel2015

Jessica Eccleston

Mezzo SopranoIsrael in EgyptHandel2015

Alexander Banfield

TenorIsrael in EgyptHandel2015

Steven Griffin

BaritoneIsrael in EgyptHandel2015

Aidan Edwards

BaritoneIsrael in EgyptHandel2015

Susan Marrs

Mezzo SopranoCrucifixionKelly2015

Jonathan Cooke

TenorCrucifixionKelly2015

Julie Kennard

SopranoWar RequiemBritten2014

Ben Thapa

TenorWar RequiemBritten2014

Brian Bannatyne-Scott

BaritoneWar RequiemBritten2014

Phiippa Hyde

SopranoMass in B MinorBach2014

Clare McCaldin

Mezzo SopranoMass in B MinorBach2014

Simon Wall

TenorMass in B MinorBach2014

Alex Ashworth

BassMass in B MinorBach2014

Linda Richardson

SopranoOpera Arias and ChorusesVarious2013

Nick Hardy

TenorOpera Arias and ChorusesVarious2013

Andrew Heggie

BaritoneOpera Arias and ChorusesVarious2013

Linda Richardson

SopranoMass in C MinorMozart2013

Helen Francis

Mezzo SopranoMass in C MinorMozart2013

Oliver White

TenorMass in C MinorMozart2013

Robert Rice

BaritoneMass in C MinorMozart2013

Linda Richardson

SopranoNelson MassHaydn2013

Helen Francis

Mezzo SopranoNelson MassHaydn2013

Oliver White

TenorNelson MassHaydn2013

Robert Rice

BaritoneNelson MassHaydn2013

Julie Kennard

SopranoThe KingdomElgar2012

Jeanette Ager

Mezzo SopranoThe KingdomElgar2012

Richard Reaville

TenorThe KingdomElgar2012

Michael Pearce

BassThe KingdomElgar2012

Emily Burnett

SopranoRequiemDurufle2012

Hamish Sennett

TrebleChichester PsalmsBernstein2012

Olivia Hunt

SopranoRejoice in the LambBritten2012

Francis Hills

AltoRejoice in the LambBritten2012

David Hardwick

TenorRejoice in the LambBritten2012

James Rees

BassRejoice in the LambBritten2012

Alison Pearce

SopranoMessiahHandel2011

Vanessa Williamson

Mezzo SopranoMessiahHandel2011

Paul Austin Kelly

TenorMessiahHandel2011

Brian Bannatyne-Scott

BassMessiahHandel2011

Emma Peaurt

SopranoMass of the ChildrenRutter2011

Quentin Brown

BaritoneMass of the ChildrenRutter2011

Emma Peaurt

SopranoGloriaPoulenc2011

Emily Burnett

SopranoRequiemFaure2011

Ian Sanderson

BaritoneRequiemFaure2011

Diana Palmerston

SopranoChristmas CantataBush2010

Una Barry

SopranoRequiemVerdi2010

Jeanette Ager

Mezzo SopranoRequiemVerdi2010

Paul Austin Kelly

TenorRequiemVerdi2010

Brian Bannatyne-Scott

BassRequiemVerdi2010

Joanne Dexter

SopranoStabat MaterDvorak2010

Jeanette Ager

Mezzo SopranoStabat MaterDvorak2010

Stephen Muir

TenorStabat MaterDvorak2010

Neil Baker

BaritoneStabat MaterDvorak2010

Denise Leigh

SopranoRequiemMozart2009

Katherine Allen

Mezzo SopranoRequiemMozart2009

Michael Bracegirdle

TenorRequiemMozart2009

Simon Lobelson

BaritoneRequiemMozart2009

Denise Leigh

SopranoVesperae solemnes de confessoreMozart2009

Katherine Allen

Mezzo SopranoVesperae solemnes de confessoreMozart2009

Michael Bracegirdle

TenorVesperae solemnes de confessoreMozart2009

Simon Lobelson

BaritoneVesperae solemnes de confessoreMozart2009

Nicki Kennedy

SopranoGloriaHandel2009

Nicki Kennedy

SopranoMagnificatBach2009

Richard Scott

CountertenorMagnificatBach2009

Daniel Auchincloss

TenorMagnificatBach2009

Paul Carey Jones

BaritoneMagnificatBach2009

Nicki Kennedy

SopranoCoronation AnthemsHandel2009

Richard Scott

CountertenorCoronation AnthemsHandel2009

Daniel Auchincloss

TenorCoronation AnthemsHandel2009

Paul Carey Jones

BaritoneCoronation AnthemsHandel2009

Janet Fischer

SopranoPetite Messe SolennelleRossini2009

Heather Lupton

Mezzo SopranoPetite Messe SolennelleRossini2009

Richard Pollock

TenorPetite Messe SolennelleRossini2009

Brendan Weakliam

BaritonePetite Messe SolennelleRossini2009

Julie Kennard

SopranoA Sea SymphonyVaughan Williams2008

Stephen Roberts

BaritoneA Sea SymphonyVaughan Williams2008

Rosie Aldridge

Mezzo SopranoSea PicturesElgar2008

Bryan Dadson

TenorFor St CeciliaFinzi2008

Philip Salmon

TenorSt John PassionBach2008

Jonathan Gunthorpe

BassSt John PassionBach2008

Nicki Kennedy

SopranoSt John PassionBach2008

Jonathan Peter Kenny

CountertenorSt John PassionBach2008

Daniel Auchincloss

TenorSt John PassionBach2008

Wyn Pencarreg

BassSt John PassionBach2008

Una Barry

SopranoElijahMendelssohn2007

Louise Mott

Mezzo SopranoElijahMendelssohn2007

Philip O'Brien

TenorElijahMendelssohn2007

Simon Kirkbride

BassElijahMendelssohn2007

Rebecca Ryan

SopranoThe Armed ManJenkins2007

Adrian Powter

BaritoneThe Armed ManJenkins2007

Rebecca Ryan

SopranoMirror of PerfectionBlackford2007

Rebecca Chellappah

Mezzo SopranoMirror of PerfectionBlackford2007

John Pierce

TenorMirror of PerfectionBlackford2007

Adrian Powter

BaritoneMirror of PerfectionBlackford2007

Jonathan Upfold

TenorThe CrucifixionStainer2007

Jamie Hall

BaritoneThe CrucifixionStainer2007

Jonathan Upfold

TenorRejoice in the LambBritten2007

Jamie Hall

BaritoneRejoice in the LambBritten2007

Jonathan Upfold

TenorLo the Full Final SacrificeFinzi2007

Jamie Hall

BaritoneLo the Full Final SacrificeFinzi2007

Alison Wells

Mezzo SopranoDream of GerontiusElgar2006

Richard Edgar-Wilson

TenorDream of GerontiusElgar2006

Simon Kirkbride

BassDream of GerontiusElgar2006

Charlotte Kinder

SopranoStabat MaterSzymanowski2006

Kim Marie Woodhouse

AltoStabat MaterSzymanowski2006

Adrian Powter

BaritoneStabat MaterSzymanowski2006

Charlotte Kinder

SopranoGerman RequiemBrahms2006

Adrian Powter

BaritoneGerman RequiemBrahms2006

Diana Palmerston

SopranoMessiahHandel2005

Rachel Payne

AltoMessiahHandel2005

Adam Magee

TenorMessiahHandel2005

Andrew Heggie

BassMessiahHandel2005

David Lawrence

BaritoneBelshazzar's FeastWalton2005

Katarina Jovanovic

SopranoGlagolitic MassJanacek2004

Nicholas Ransley

TenorGlagolitic MassJanacek2004

Keel Watson

BassGlagolitic MassJanacek2004

Una Barry

SopranoRequiemVerdi2004

Ameral Gunson

Mezzo SopranoRequiemVerdi2004

Paul Trotter

TenorRequiemVerdi2004

Michael Pearce

BaritoneRequiemVerdi2004

Claire Groom

SopranoGloriaVivaldi2003

Nicola Dunne

Mezzo SopranoGloriaVivaldi2003

James Atherton

TenorGloriaVivaldi2003

James Atherton

TenorSt NicolasBritten2003

Diana Palmerston

SopranoMagnificatRutter2003

Diana Palmerston

SopranoRequiemFaure2003

Damian O'Keeffe

TenorRequiemFaure2003

Una Barry

SopranoSt Matthew PassionBach2003

Ameral Gunson

Mezzo SopranoSt Matthew PassionBach2003

James Atherton

TenorSt Matthew PassionBach2003

Peter Bates

TenorSt Matthew PassionBach2003

Richard Strivens

BaritoneSt Matthew PassionBach2003

Stephen Holloway

BassSt Matthew PassionBach2003

Rebecca Outram

SopranoMass in B MinorBach2002

Mark Chambers

CountertenorMass in B MinorBach2002

Paul Badley

TenorMass in B MinorBach2002

Simon Birchall

BassMass in B MinorBach2002

Una Barry

SopranoMissa SolemnisBeethoven2002

Ameral Gunson

Mezzo SopranoMissa SolemnisBeethoven2002

Richard Reaville

TenorMissa SolemnisBeethoven2002

Michael Pearce

BaritoneMissa SolemnisBeethoven2002

Jenifer Smith

SopranoSpirit of EnglandElgar2001

Jenifer Smith

SopranoDona Nobis PacemVaughan Williams2001

Jonathan Gunthorpe

BassDona Nobis PacemVaughan Williams2001

Jenifer Smith

SopranoA Child of Our TimeTippett2001

Kathryn Turpin

AltoA Child of Our TimeTippett2001

Richard Coxon

TenorA Child of Our TimeTippett2001

Simon Neal

BassA Child of Our TimeTippett2001

Jenifer Smith

SopranoTe DeumBruckner2001

Kathryn Turpin

AltoTe DeumBruckner2001

Richard Coxon

TenorTe DeumBruckner2001

Simon Neal

BassTe DeumBruckner2001

Diana Palmerston

SopranoThe CreationHaydn2000

Matthew Beale

TenorThe CreationHaydn2000

John Powell

BassThe CreationHaydn2000

Andrew Murgatroyd

TenorFive Mystical SongsVaughan Williams2000

Andrew Murgatroyd

TenorIntimations of ImmortalityFinzi2000

Andrew Murgatroyd

TenorMessa di GloriaPuccini2000

Jonathan Gunthorpe

BassMessa di GloriaPuccini2000

Carolyn Foulkes

SopranoThe KingdomElgar1999

Helen Francis

Mezzo SopranoThe KingdomElgar1999

Andrew Murgatroyd

TenorThe KingdomElgar1999

Julian Tovey

BassThe KingdomElgar1999