Bridget Howarth, soprano

Three Recent Concerts

Helen Didsbury is a lyric soprano who has enjoyed singing for many years. Formerly with the Royal Choral Society, Helen has sung with numerous local choirs including Stamford Choral Society, St Martin’s Singers and Burghley Voices, and has been a soloist on many occasions. Recent performances include concerts at Burghley House, St Botolph’s in Boston and various venues in and around Stamford. Helen also joined Rosamund Ochala-Greenough as the soloists in a notable performance of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater at St Mary’s, and she will be appearing as ‘Kate’ in Stamford Gilbert & Sullivan Players’ forthcoming production of ‘Yeomen of the Guard’. Helen lives in Thurlby with her husband and son.
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Bridget Howarth graduated with a diploma in Music from Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology and continued her studies in London with Sally le Sage. As both a soloist and choir member, Bridget has sung with a number of groups including the London based choirs Vox Musica, Vox Coelestis and the award winning Joyful Company of Singers.

Solo work includes Monteverdi Vespers, Handel Dixit Dominus, Scarlatti St. Cecilia Mass, Vivaldi Gloria and Beatus Vir, Carissimi Jepthe, Bach B Minor Mass, Schubert Mass in G, Haydn Stabat Mater, Fauré Requiem, Jonathan Harvey I Love the Lord, Come Holy Ghost and the premier of his sweet/winterhart, Roxanna Panufnik’s Angels Sing and Westminster Mass, the premier of local composer Kendal Shepherd’s Requiem and Song of St. Francis, the premier of Thierry Pecou’s A Circle in the Sand and the world premier of Kaija Saariaho’s Nuits, adieux. Most recently Bridget has sung Salvador Pazzaglia’s Dies Irae, Brahms’ German Requiem, the Bach solo cantata Ich Habe Genug and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater.