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Concert Solos  (WP denotes World Premiere)

Mill Road Summer Mash-Up: Dowland & Purcell with Guitarist Adam Pounds, Flautist Dinah Pounds and Countertenor Martin Lucas-Smith, St Philip's Church Cafe, Cambridge, 2019

 

Requiem; Faure; Celtic RhapsodyAndrew DownesHagley Music Festival; Central England Camerata under Anthony Bradbury; St John's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire, 2019


Soloist outside the BBC for Extinction Rebellion and ClimateKeys, Andrew Downes, Sacred Mass for Solo Unaccompanied Voice, London, 2018

Soloist with the Silver Swans for Extinction Rebellion, (Vivaldi, Purcell, Downes, Gibbons) Cambridge, 2018

Soloist for Encore Concerts, Cambridge and St Neot's, including music from Handel's Messiah, Vivaldi's Gloria, Andrew Downes' Ballads for Christmas, Britten's Ceremony of Carols; 2018

Ballads for Christmas by Andrew Downes & A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten; soloist, one-to-a-part; and small ensemble; The Cantabrigians, St John's Duxford; 2018

Ballad of St Kenelm; Andrew Downes
; Francis Brett Young Society; Local & Live, Stourbridge, West Midlands under Cynthia Downes; 2018

Dixit Dominus; Handel; Central England Camerata and Viva Musica under Anthony Bradbury, St Mary's Oldswinford, Worcestershire; 2018 

A concert for ClimateKeys & Trinity College Music Society; soloist, one-to-a-part and small ensemble; The Cantabrigians; 2018

Come Ye Sons of Art by Purcell and Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne by Handel; St Ives Choral Society under Alison Daniels; Free Church, St Ives; 2018

A concert for Trinity College Music Society, Cambridge; soloist, one-to-a-part and small ensemble; The Cantabrigians; 2018

Nelson Mass; Haydn; Central England Ensemble under Anthony Bradbury; Old Swinford Hospital School, Stourbridge; 2018

Brandenburg Choral Festival; soloist and one-to-part Britten, Downes, Monteverdi, Luzzaschi, Rossi, Hildegarde; The Cantabrigians; Grange Wellington Hotel; London; 2017

Ostro Picta and Gloria; Vivaldi; excerpts from Messiah; Handel; The Dorian Singers under Alan Loader; United Reformed Church, Felixstowe; 2017 

Ballads for Christmas by Andrew Downes & A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten; soloist, one-to-a-part; and small ensemble; The Cantabrigians, Christ's Chapel, Cambridge; 2017

The Big Switch On in Cambridge; one-to-a-part and small ensemble; Britten, Downes, Ives; The Cantabrigians; 2017

A Remembrance Concert; Selwyn College Music Society; soloist, one-to-a-part and small ensemble;
 Bednall, Downes and more; The Cantabrigians; Selwyn Chapel, Cambridge; 2017

Brandenburg Choral Festival; one-to-part Britten, Downes, Holst, Tann, Ockeghem, Byrd, Monteverdi, Hildegarde, Poulenc, Caplet and more; The Cantabrigians; Grange Wellington Hotel; London; 2017

Encore Concerts; one-to-a-part
 various composers; The Cantabrigians; Cambridge and St Neots; 2017

An Evening of English Composers; one-to-a-part and small ensemble Britten, Dove, Downes, Holst; The Cantabrigians; Churchill Chapel, Cambridge; 2017
 

Requiem; Mozart; Central England Camerata under Anthony Bradbury; Hagley Festival; St John's Church; Hagley, 2017

Hear my prayer: Mendelssohn; Gloria: Vivaldi; excerpts from The Creation: Haydn; O had I Jubal's Lyre: Handel; Steal Away: Tippett; Laudate Dominum: Mozart; Gig Caritas under Keith Horsfall; Holy Trinity Church, Wordsley, 2017

An Evening of English Composers; one-to-a-part
and small ensemble; Britten, Dove, Downes, Holst; The Cantabrigians; Christ's Chapel, Cambridge; 2017

Messiah; Handel; Central England Camerata under Anthony Bradbury; St John's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire; 2016


Ballads for Christmas by Andrew Downes & A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten; soloist, one-to-a-part; and small ensemble; The Cantabrigians, Christ's Chapel, Cambridge; 2016

Dreamland by Andrew Downes with the Amabile Trio for Andrew Downes 65th Birthday concert, Birmingham Cathedral; 2016

Ballad of St Kenelm; Andrew Downes; Francis Brett Young Society; St Kenelm Church of England Primary School, Romsley, West Midlands under Cynthia Downes; 2016

Musikalische Exequien; Schütz; Kenderdine Consort; Pembroke College Chapel, Cambridge; 2016


Jephthe; Carissimi; Kenderdine Consort; Pembroke Chapel, Cambridge; 2016

Excerpts: Andrew Downes' Ballads for Christmas & Bach's Christmas Oratorio; Hagley Community Orchestra under Cynthia Downes; St Saviour's Church, Hagley; 2015

 

Ballad of St Kenelm; Andrew Downes; Francis Brett Young Society; Bewdley Festival, under Cynthia Downes; 2015

 

Nulla in mundo and Gloria; Vivaldi; Central England Camerata under Anthony Bradbury; St John's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire; 2015


Ballad of St Kenelm; Andrew Downes; Francis Brett Young Society; Winchcombe Festival; under Cynthia DownesSt Peter's Church, Winchcombe; 2015


Ballad of St Kenelm; Andrew Downes; Francis Brett Young Society; Hagley Festival under Cynthia Downes; St John's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire; 2015

 

Arias (Titania, Susanna, Bathsheba); Britten, Mozart, A.Downes; Central England Camerata under Anthony Bradbury; Foleyan Centre, Oldswinford Hospital School; 2014

 

Wedding Cantata; Bach; Hagley Community Orchestra under Cynthia Downes; St. Saviour's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire, UK; 2014

St. John Passion; Bach; Selwyn Chapel Choir, Cambridge, The Academia Musica Choir, Cambridge University Baroque Orchestra under Sarah Macdonald; St. John's, Smith Square, London, UK; 2014

 

Messiah; Handel; Central England Camerata under David Trippett; St. John's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire, UK; 2013

 

Jubilate (WP); A.Downes; Callington Singers under Graham Williams; Menheniot Church, Cornwall, UK; 2013

 

Te Deum, Paukenmesse, Mass in D; Haydn & Salieri; Collegium Laureatum under Ian Cobb; West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, UK; 2013

 

Requiem; Mozart; Haslingfield Singers under Graham Walker; All Saints Church, Haslingfield, UK; 2013

 

Excerpts from The Sound of Music and The King and I; Rodgers and Hammerstein; Hagley Community Orchestra under Cynthia Downes and Wendy Petitt; St John's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire, UK; 2013

 

Messiah; Handel; St. Edmundsbury Cathedral Choir, St, Edmundsbury Singers, Suffolk Handel Players underJames Thomas; St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, UK; 2012

 

Vesperae Solennes de Confessore; Mozart; Cambridge University Alumni Chorus, East Anglia Chamber Orchestra under Stephen Cleobury; King's Chapel, Cambridge, UK; 2012

 

Excerpts from Solomon and The Creation; Handel and Haydn; Hagley Community Orchestra and Clent Hills Singers under Cynthia Downes and Wendy Petitt; St Saviour's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire, UK; 2012

 

Hear My Prayer; Mendelssohn; Ex-Cambridge Choral Scholars under Daniel Trocmé-Latter; Trinity Chapel, Cambridge, UK; 2011

 

Exsultate Jubilate; Mozart; Hagley Community Orchestra under Cynthia Downes; St Saviour's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire, UK; 2010

 

Songs of Love, Messiah Arias; A. Downes, Handel; Central England Ensemble under Lee Armstrong; Wednesbury Art Gallery, UK; 2010

 

Torrid Nature Scene; Nicholas Vines; Calithumpian Consort under Stephen Drury; Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA; 2010

 

Songs of Love; A. Downes; Central England Ensemble under Lee Armstrong; St George's Church, Edgebaston, UK; 2010

 

Torrid Nature Scene; Nicholas Vines; Calithumpian Consort under Stephen Drury; Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA; 2010

 

Theresien Mass; Haydn; Dudley Chorus, Harvard University under Matthew Hall; Dudley House, Harvard University, USA; 2009

 

'Wie liegt die Stadt so wüste'; Weckman; Newton Baroque under Andrus Madsen; The Second Church in Newton, MA; 2009

 

Requiem; Mozart; Old North Festival Chorus, Marblehead under Maria van Kalken; Old North Church, Marblehead, MA, USA; 2009

 

Neath the Evergreen Trees (WP); Alexander Waters; Ludovico Ensemble under Nicholas Tolle; Boston Conservatory, USA; 2009

 

My luv is like a green glass insulator (WP ); Kevin Church; Ludovico Ensemble under Nicholas Tolle; Boston Conservatory, USA; 2009

 

Messiah Highlights; Handel; Old North Festival Chorus, Marblehead under Maria van Kalken; Old North Church, Marblehead, MA, USA; 2008

 

Vesperae Solennes de Confessore; Mozart; Old North Festival Chorus, Marblehead under Maria van Kalken; Old North Church, Marblehead, MA, USA; 2008

 

Tehillim (Part 1;) Reich; Boston Conservatory, New Music Festival under Michael Sakir; First Church in Boston, USA; 2008

 

Requiem; Fauré; Coro Allegro under David Hodgkins; First Church in Boston, USA; 2008

 

Missa Cellenis; Haydn; Choir of Old North Church, Marblehead under Maria van Kalken; Old North Church, Marblehead, MA, USA; 2008

 

Torrid Nature Scene (WP ); Nicholas Vines; Firebird Ensemble under Jeffrey Means; Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA, and the Tenri Cultural Institute, NYC; 2008

 

Now and Then; Earl Kim; Firebird Ensemble; Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA, and the Tenri Cultural Institute, NYC; 2008

 

Jephthe & Jonas; Carissimi; Harvard Early Music Society under Matthew Hall; Adolphus Busch Hall, Cambridge, MA, USA; 2008

 

On this most Voluptuous Night; Yehudi Wyner; Music 180 Chamber Music Course, Harvard; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, USA; 2008

 

Mass for Solo Unaccompanied Voice (WP ); Andrew Downes; MIT Chapel Recital Series; MIT Chapel, Cambridge, MA, USA; 2008

 

Stabat Mater; Pergolesi; with Thea Lobo and Edward Broms; Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston, USA; 2008

 

On this most Voluptuous Night; Yehudi Wyner; Music 180 Chamber Music Course, Harvard; Paine Hall, Harvard University, USA; 2008

 

Musicalische Exequien; Schütz; Providence Singers and Newport Baroque under Andrew Clark; RI, USA; 2007

 

Breathing Space; Susan Clearman; Somerville 1st Church musicians; Somerville 1st Church, UCC, MA, USA; 2007

 

Sapphic Fire; Roy Sansom; Teachers of the New School of Music in Cambridge MA, USA; 2007

 

Nulla in mundo pax sincera; Vivaldi; Central England Ensemble under Anthony Bradbury; La Madeleine, Paris, France; 2007

 

Bachianas Brasilieras; Villa Lobos; Harvard University Graduate Students; Dudley House, Harvard University, USA; 2006

 

Requiem; Fauré; Chorus Pro Musica Summer Sing series under Jeffrey Rink; Old South Church, Boston, USA; 2006

 

Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen; Bach; South County Chamber Orchestra under Paul Hall; St Peter's Church, Narragansett, RI, USA; 2006

 

Coronation Mass; Mozart; Masterworks Chorale Summer Sing Series under Sean Burton; Lexington, MA; 2006

 

In Terra Pax; Finzi; Central England Ensemble under Anthony Bradbury; Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham, UK; 2005

 

Celtic Rhapsody; Andrew Downes; Central England Ensemble under Anthony Bradbury; Bremen, Germany; 2005

 

Carmina Burana; Orff; South Hampstead High School Choir under Stefan Reid; South Hampstead High School, London, UK; 2005

 

Sinfonia Antarctica; Vaughan Williams; University College School and South Hampstead High School Orchestra under John Bradbury; University College School, London, UK; 2005

 

Messiah; Handel; North Camden Chorus under Ian Gibson; St Mary Brookfield Church, Dartmouth Park, London, UK; 2004
 

Messiah; Handel; Millennium Scholars under Stefan Reid; St John's Church, Hampstead, London, UK; 2004

 

Requiem; Rutter; University College School and South Hampstead High School joint choir and orchestra under John Bradbury; University College School, London, UK; 2004

 

Carmina Burana; Orff; Ilford Choral Society under Stefan Reid; Ilford Town Hall, UK; 2003

 

The Lord of the Rings; Howard Shaw; Central England Ensemble under Anthony Bradbury; Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham; 2003

 

The Owl and the Cuckoo; Guy Woolfenden; Central England Ensemble under Anthony Bradbury; Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham; 2003

 

Requiem; Mozart; Hagley Festival under Wendy Pettit; St. John's Church, Hagley, UK; 2003

 

Celtic Rhapsody (WP); Andrew Downes; Midland Youth Orchestra under Anthony Bradbury; Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham; 2003

 

Nulla in mundo pax sincera; Vivaldi; Central England Ensemble under Anthony Bradbury; Hagley Community Centre, Worcestershire; 2002

 

O King; Berio; Lecture with Jeremy Thurlow; West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, UK;2002

 

New Dawn; Andrew Downes; Millennium Scholars under Stephen Cleobury; King's Chapel, Cambridge, UK; 2001

 

Carmina Burana; Orff; Trinity Singers under Tom Dupernex; Guildhall, Cambridge, UK; 2001 

 

Cantata 208 (Diana); Bach; Trinity College Music Society; Douglas Paine; Wren Library, Trinity, Cambridge, UK; 2001

 

Nelson Mass; Haydn; Trinity College Music Society under Howard Leithead; Trinity Chapel, Cambridge, UK; 2001

 

Joshua; Handel; Millennium Scholars under Rory Macdonald; Trinity Chapel, Cambridge, UK; 2000

      

 

 

 

 

Opera Roles

 

Christian Woman; Prioress's Tale; Delvyn Case; Soloists with piano; Yale Institute of Sacred Music, CT, Andover; Newton Theological School, MA; Hope Church, Roslindale, MA; 2009

 

Various; King Arthur; Purcell; Harvard Early Music Society under Matthew Hall; Agassiz Theatre, Harvard, USA; 2007

 

Bathsheba: Far from the Madding Crowd; A.Downes; Millennium Scholars soloists and the Central England Ensemble under David Trippett; St James the Great Church, Wednesbury, for the Wednesbury Music Club, UK; 2007

 

Il Destino; Calisto - Prologo; Cavalli; Accademia d’Amore under Stephen Stubbs; Seattle, USA; 2007

 

La Musica; L’Orfeo - Prologo; Monteverdi; Accademia d’Amore under Stephen Stubbs; Seattle, USA; 2007

 

Grace 1; L'Orfeo- Act2 Sc.9; Rossi; Accademia d’Amore under Stephen Stubbs; Seattle, USA; 2007

 

Arianna; Lamento d'Arianna; Monteverdi; Adams Library Recital Series, Harvard, USA; 2007

 

Carolina; Il matrimonio segreto (Scene); Cimarosa; Boston Opera Collaborative under Adam Boyles; First Church in Boston, USA; 2006

 

Bathsheba (WP); Far from the Madding Crowd; Andrew Downes; Millennium Scholars soloists and the Central England Ensemble under David Trippett; St Mary's Church, Dorchester, for the Thomas Hardy Festival, UK; 2006

 

Livia; Il Giuoco del Quadriglio; Caldara; Millennium Scholars under David Trippett; Lindsay Chapel, First Church in Cambridge, MA, USA; 2006

 

Zerlina; Don Giovanni (Scenes); Mozart; Riverside Theatre Works under Melissa Williams, MA, USA; 2006

 

Susanna; The Marriage of Figaro (Scenes); Mozart; Riverside Theatre Works under Melissa Williams, MA, USA; 2006

 

First Woman; Dido and Aeneas; Purcell; Melopoeia Opera under Mischa Santora; Agassiz Theatre, Harvard University, USA; 2006

 

Carolina; The Secret Marriage (Scene); Cimarosa; New England Conservatory Cont. Ed, USA under Daniel Wyneken; Brown Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, USA; 2005

 

Poppea; Poppea (Scenes); Monteverdi; Abbey Opera under Daniel Capps; Cochrane Theatre, London, UK; 2005

 

Naiad; Ariadne auf Naxos (Scene); Strauss; Abbey Opera under Daniel Capps; Cochrane Theatre, London, UK; 2005

 

Servillia; La Clemenza di Tito (Scene); Mozart; Abbey Opera under Mary Hill; Hinde Street Methodist Church, Thayer Street, London, UK; 2005

 

Jemmy; William Tell (Scene); Rossini; Abbey Opera under Mary Hill; Hinde Street Methodist Church, Thayer Street, London, UK; 2005

 

Amor; L’Egisto (Scene); Cavalli; Abbey Opera under Mary Hill; Hinde Street Methodist Church, Thayer Street, London, UK; 2005

 

Sesto; Giulio Cesare; Handel; Cambridge University under Benjamin Woodward; Great Hall, Newnham College, Cambridge, UK; 2002

 

Cis; Albert Herring; Britten; Opera East Productions under Oliver Gooch; Orford Church, Suffolk, UK, and Harrow School, UK; 2001

 

Cleopatra; Giulio Cesare (Scenes); Handel; Cambridge University under Andrew Jones; Cambridge University Music Faculty, UK; 2001

Flora; The Turn of the Screw; Britten; Opera East Productions under Oliver Gooch; Orford Church, Suffolk; 2000

 

Venus; Venus and Adonis; John Blow; Trinity College, Cambridge, May Week Concert under Andrew Tortise; Great Hall, Trinity College, Cambridge, UK; 2000

Solo recitals

Music for Sanctuary, St John's Church, Hagley, Worcestershire, 2019

St. Andrew's Church, Rugby, 2019

 

St Alphege Church, Solihull, UK, 2019

Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Cambridge, 2019


Elm tree Pub with The Silver Swans Quartet for ClimateKeys and Extinction Rebellion, Cambridge, 2019

 

Local & Live, Wollaston, Stourbridge, 2019

 

Great St Mary's Church, Cambridge, UK, 2019

East Finchley Methodist Church, London, UK, 2019

Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Cambridge, UK, 2018

 

ClimateKeys, Trinity College, Cambridge, UK, 2018

 

ClimateKeys, St Clement's Church, Cambridge, UK 2018

St Alphege Church, Solihull, UK, 2018

Rugby Festival of Culture, St Andrew's Church, Rugby, UK, 2018

Great St Mary's Church, Cambridge, UK, 2018


'The Singing Ladies of Ferrara' with Musicke in the Ayre at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK, 2017
 

Great St Mary's Church, Cambridge, UK, 2017

Gateway Education and Arts Centre, Shrewsbury, UK, 2017

St Mary Magdalene Church, London UK, for Markson Pianos, 2017

Brecon Cathedral, Wales, 2017

Wednesbury Art Gallery & Museum, UK, 2017

OCR, Trinity College, Cambridge, UK, 2016


St Andrew's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, UK, 2016

'The Singing Ladies of Ferrara' with Musicke in the Ayre at Great St. Mary's Church, Cambridge, UK, 2016

Keats House, Hampstead, London, UK, with Musicke in the Ayre, 2016

Holburne Museum, Bath, UK, with Musicke in the Ayre, 2014

 

Peterborough Cathedral, UK, with the Amiable Ensemble, 2014

 

St Stepehn's Church, Bristol, UK, with Musicke in the Ayre, 2014

 

Bristol Music Club, UK, 2014 

 

St Martin's Church in the Bullring, Birmingham, UK, 2014

 

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK, 2010

 

Pusey Room, Memorial Church, Harvard University, USA, 2009 

 

Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA, 2008 

 

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, 2008 

 

Church of St John the Evangelist, Bowdoin Street, Boston, 2008 

 

MIT Chapel, Cambridge, MA, USA, 2008, 2009 

 

Taylor House, Boston, 2007

 

Cathedral Church of St Paul, Boston, 2007 

 

Library, Adams House, Harvard University, USA, 2007 

 

University Hall, Harvard University, 2007 

 

Paine Hall, Harvard University, 2007 

 

King's Chapel, Boston, USA, 2006

 

Lower Common Room, Adams House, Harvard University, USA, 2005 

 

St Lawrence Jewry Church, London, UK, 2004, 2005 

 

St Sepulchre’s Church, London, February, UK, 2005

 

National Portrait Gallery, London, UK, 2004

 

Church Stretton Music Festival, UK, 2004

 

Wednesbury Music Club, UK, 2004

 

Weymouth Music Club, UK, 2003

 

Machynlleth and District Music Club, UK, 2003 

 

Birmingham Cathedral, UK, 2002 

 

Musiques en Mer Classical Concert Series, Costa Classica Cruise Ship, 2001 

 

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK, 2000, 2001 

 

Trinity, King's, Gonville and Caius, Queens’, Selwyn Colleges, Cambridge, UK, 1999-2002

 

 

 

 

Summer Programs and Short Courses 

 

Dartington International Summer School 2009 (Masterclasses with Emma Kirkby) 

 

SongFest 2008 (Faculty including Martin Katz and John Harbison) 

 

Accademia d'Amore 2007 (Founded by Stephen Stubbs)

 

Amherst Early Music Festival 2007 (Masterclasses with Drew Minter and Julianne Baird)

 

Music 180, Harvard University, 2006, 2007 (Masterclasses with Robert Levin, Daniel Stepner, Yehudi Wyner) 

 

Opera Studio, New England Conservatory School of Continuing Education 2005

 

Songs and Arias Masterclasses, New England Conservatory School of Continuing Education 2005

 

Opera Diploma, Birkbeck College, London University 2004-5 (Director Mary Hill)

 

Acting Certificate, Central School of Speech and Drama, London, 2003 

 

Candili Singing Course 1999 (Founded by Michael Chance) 

 

 

 

 

 

Choral/Ensemble Experience

 

The Cantabrigians, Cambridge, UK; Director Paula Downes; 2016-

The Handel and Haydn Society Chorus, Boston, USA, under Sir Roger Norrington, Harry Christophers, John Nelson, and John Finney, 2007-2009

The Chorus of Emmanuel Music, Boston, under Craig Smith, John Harbison, Michael Beattie, Scott Metcalfe, 2006-2009 

 

The Sixteen under Harry Christophers, 2006

 

Philharmonia Voices, London, UK, under Andras Schiff, 2004
 

Deputising in London church choirs including The Tower of London, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, All Saints, Margaret Street & Guards Chapel, 2002-2005

 

Choral Scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge, UK, 1998-2001

 

The National Youth Choir of Great Britain, 1997-1998      

 

 

 

 

 

By Paula Downes, Copyright © 2020