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Claire Gale

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About Claire Gale

Soprano soloist based in West Sussex, am available for weddings, funerals, or other services and events.
Singer (soprano)
Haywards Heath

Claire is a 25 year old Soprano from Bath, Somerset. She recently graduated with a first class degree in BMus Vocal Performance from the University of Chichester Conservatoire, and went on to complete a postgraduate certificate in Advanced Performance this year. During her time at university Claire has been a part of various vocal groups, such as the University Chamber Choir and Otter Consort. These have provided many great opportunities, which include touring to Belgium in 2019, singing at Glynebourne Opera House and Arundel Cathedral and travelling to Liverpool to sing Rutter’s ‘Psalmfest’ at the Cathedral Choirs Weekend in 2019. More recently she sang as the Soprano soloist for Pergolesi’s ‘Stabat Mater’ in an Arundel Cathedral 150th Anniversary concert and the part of Dido in Purcell’s ‘Dido and Aeneas’ as part of Chichester Festival in 2022, with the University’s Baroque orchestra. At University she has also attended Rotaract Society, Acapella Society and Marching Band, which helped to widen her musical proficiency and knowledge. As well as this, Claire has worked as a Choral Scholar at Arundel Cathedral for the past five years, singing in weekly services and at various extra events such as weddings, funerals and charity services. She is currently working as a Performing Arts Graduate in a private school in Sussex alongside her work as a freelance musician.

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John H
2 years ago, for a Concert in University of Chichester
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4 out of 5

I have known Claire for three years in my capacity as Associate Lecturer in Choral Studies at the University of Chichester Conservatoire. She is a much valued member of our Chamber Choir and Otter Consort, and is currently assisting me as a choral leader in our Upper Voices vocal group. It has been very rewarding to see Claire grow and develop as a young singer over these past years. She has taken several solo roles in our concerts, most recently in a performance of Duruflé Requiem, in which she sang the Pie Jesu. It is a demanding solo and Claire sang it very beautifully with great poise, good breath control, and a lovey warmth of tone. She has also recently taken part in a performance of Handel Acis and Galatea, and an Evensong in our Chapel last week. She is a very reliable leader in the alto section, and is always very positive of spirit, and supportive to the other less experienced members of the group. I have recently invited her in a professional capacity to sing the alto solos in a performance of Handel’s Messiah with Eastbourne Choral Society which I am directing later this month. I would thoroughly recommend her for any professional engagement that you might have coming up.

Elizabeth S
2 years ago, for a Church service in London Rd
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5 out of 5

Claire has performed in a solo capacity on a number of occasions and always delivers an excellent, poised, musical performance. She has been happy to learn demanding repertoire at relatively short notice and has enjoyed the challenge this has provided. Her pure soprano voice is absolutely stunning and has made a number of occasions really special at Arundel Cathedral. I recommend her unreservedly.

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Claire Gale's Song list

German song
‘Ach, Ich fühl’s’ - Die Zauberflöte, Mozart
‘Abend ist’s’ - Abendempfindung, Mozart
‘Ach ich liebte’ - Entfühung, Mozart
‘Meine Lippen sie Küssen so heiß’ - Giuditta, Lehár
‘Bester jüngling’ - Mozart
‘Das Verlassene Mägdlein’ - Wolf
‘Die Nacht’ - Strauss
‘Romanze’ - 12 Gesänge, Op 8, Mendelssohn
Italian Song
‘Voi Che Sapete’ - Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart
‘In Uomini, In Soldati’ - Così fan Tutte, Mozart
‘Smanie inplacabili’ - Così fan Tutte, Mozart
‘Voi che sapete’ - Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart
‘O mio Babbino Caro’ - Schicchi, Puccini
‘Donde Lieta’ - La Bohéme, Puccini
‘Mi Chiamano Mimí’ - La Bohéme, Puccini
‘Un bel dì’ - Madama Butterfly, Puccini
‘Come Raggio di Sol’ - Caldara
‘Malinconia, Ninfa gentile’ - Bellini
French Song
‘Que fais-tu, Blanche Tourterelle’ - Roméo et Juliette, Gounod
‘Les Oiseaux dans la charmille’ - Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Offenbach
‘Elle a Fui, la Tourterelle’ - Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Offenbach
‘Beau Soir’ - Debussy
‘Aimons-nous et Dormons’ - Debussy
‘Prison’ - Fauré
‘L’invitation au voyage’ - Duparc
‘Apres un Reve’ - Fauré
‘Nuit d’etoiles’ - Debussy
English Song
‘Dido’s Lament’ - Dido and Aeneas, Purcell
‘O lead me to some peaceful gloom’ - Purcell
‘Take o take those lips away’ - Dring
‘All night under the moon’ - Gurney
‘Silent Noon’ - Vaughan Williams
‘By a Fountainside’ - Quilter
‘The Green Hills o’ Somerset’ - Coates
‘Love went a riding’ - Bridge
‘Sleep’ - Gurney
‘Tears’ - Gurney
‘My Heart is like a Singing Bird’ - Parry
‘Sweeter than Roses’ - Purcell
‘Oh! Had I Jubal’s Lyre’ - Handel
Various Messiah arias, Handel
Musical Theatre
‘Once Upon a Dream’ - Jekyll and Hyde
‘Someone like you’ - Jekyll and Hyde
‘Til there was you’ - The Music Man
‘Wishing you were somehow here again’ - The Phantom of the Opera
‘Singing in the Rain’ - Singing in the rain
‘If I loved you’ - Carousel
‘My favourite things’ - The Sound of Music
‘Bewitched’ - Pal Joey
‘All the things you are’
‘Can’t help falling in love’
‘Dream a little dream of me’
‘Fly me to the moon’
‘The way you look tonight’
‘Zing! Went the strings of my heart’
‘Blue Moon’
‘Cheek to cheek’
‘Pie Jesu’ - Duruflè
‘Pie Jesu’ - Rutter
‘Pie Jesu’ - Fauré
‘Ave Maria’ - Bach/Gounod
‘Panis angelicus’ - Franck
‘Panis angelicus’ - Stratford
‘O Salutaris Hostia’ - Petite Messe Solennelle, Rossini
‘A clare benediction’ - Rutter
‘Benedictus’ - Kleine Orgelmesse, Haydn
‘Stabat Mater’ (all soprano sections) - Pergolesi
I am familiar with a large range of choral repertoire and am comfortable with singing either soprano or alto in this setting.
I am also willing to learn any solo parts that you wish to have at your event if I am given prior notice.

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Short performance (up to 15 min)£30
Up to 1 hour£100
Up to 2 hours£210
Up to 3 hours£320
Opera, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Early music, Musical theatre, Christmas, Traditional church music
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Church service, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Private event, Charity event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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