London born soprano, Jay Britton is currently studying for a masters degree in vocal performance at the Royal College of Music, London. She is proud to be receiving sole sponsorship for this course from F. A. Albin and Sons Funeral Directors, a family run London based firm that she has enjoyed a successful association with since she was 18.
In 2007 Jay was awarded an honours degree from the Royal Academy of Music, London with a first for her final recital. Whist at the RAM, Jay studied with Julie Kennard. She is currently studying with Dinah Harris.
In opera she has recently sung the roles of Pamina (Die Zauberflote) for Guildford Opera and Micaela (Carmen) for Brent Opera.
Recent solo concert engagements include Handel's Messiah with the London Mozart Players, Bach's Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen, with the orchestra of St John's Smith Square and the trumpeter Paul Archibald, and Haydn's Nelson Mass in Westminster Abbey.
Whilst at the Royal Academy, Jay performed in opera scenes as Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Mrs Grose (The turn of the screw) and Elisetta (Il Matrimonio Segreto). She took part in masterclasses with singers including Dianne Forlano and Sir Robert Tear.
Her solo oratorio engagements include Dido (Purcell's Dido and Aeneas), Delilah (Handel's Samson), Haydn's Nelson Mass, Little Organ Mass and St. Nicholas Mass, Charpentier's Te Deum, Mozart's Requiem, Mass in C Minor, Solemn Vespers and Coronation Mass, Dvorak's Stabat Mater, Faure's Requiem, Fanshawe's African Sanctus, Janacek's Otcenas, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, Poulenc's Gloria, Vivaldi's Gloria, Handel's Messiah, and L'allegro, il pensieroso ed il moderato, Bach's Coffee Cantata, Magnificat, St. John Passion, St. Matthew Passion and Brahm's Requiem.
Jay is in great demand as a recitalist, and has appeared at the House of Commons, the St George's Arts Festival, the Royal Academy of Music, Harrods, and with the prize winning organist Henry Fairs.
Recent engagements have included Bach's Matthew Passion and Brahm's Requiem with the English Art's Chorale, and Bach's Mass in B Minor with the Royal Academy of Music and Trevor Pinnock at the Spitalfields Festival.
Future plans include a series of recitals in Dubai, Vivaldi's Gloria, Bach's St. John's Passion and Handel's Messiah with the English Arts Chorale, Bach's Peasant Cantata In Hayes, Kent, and Mozart's Solemn Vespers in Chelmsford.
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