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Soprano based in London and Leicester.
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Eleanor Rashid is a freelance musician based in London and Leicester. She graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2017 with a First Class Honours in Music (BMus). Eleanor received 85% for her final recital - one of the highest marks achieved by an undergraduate music student at Goldsmiths. At university, Eleanor performed as a soloist with Goldsmiths Sinfonia and undertook leading roles with the Opera Gold Company directed and conducted by musicians such as David Syrus and John Andrews. During university, Eleanor also founded Goldsmiths’ first ever jazz choir and worked for Nordoff Robbins (music therapy charity), which inspired her to become a workshop leader as well as a performer. As a Soprano soloist, Eleanor has performed at venues such as The Royal Festival Hall and St-Martins-in-the-Fields. She frequently performs as a soloist with The Minerva Consort as part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival. She has performed as a soloist at Lichfield Cathedral, Dunblane Cathedral (with the Rosenhethe Singers) and made international appearances in Denmark with Il Corpo Cantante. Her most recent notable performance was Humperdinck’s ‘Hansel and Gretel’ with Trinity Orchestra conducted by John Andrews, which received a mention on Classic FM. Alongside her opera and choral work, Eleanor has made appearances at venues such as The Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. She also performs and composes for her contemporary jazz band, Fujiyama where she incorporates contemporary composition techniques that she learnt under Roger Redgate at Goldsmiths. In contrast to this, she also writes songs for children that have a focus on mental health and well-being. After graduating from Goldsmiths, Eleanor trained as an Early Years Music Practitioner with Wigmore Hall. She has since been involved in various outreach projects across London such as The Acorn Project, Mama Sings, London Rhymes and NCS. Recently, Eleanor was given funding to conduct research and create an article concerning the potential of popular music on Early Years Education. As well as working as a music practitioner for these projects, she leads workshops at the Lycée Français and the Gardens Montessori nurseries in Kensington. Eleanor is also involved in other artistic and political music projects, her most recent being a Sky Arts Funded project: “When We Collide” - a British songbook in light of Brexit, performed at Barbican, Sage and Snape Maltings. This summer, she will be undertaking a new project: “Defence to Forbid” funded by Spitalfields Music, which is an improvisation-based composition about the privatisation of space in London.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Classical, Baroque, Early music, Opera, Renaissance, Contemporary classical
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist, Transcription, Community music worker, Singing teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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Song list

Italian Arias:
Senza Mamma - Giacomo Puccini
O del mio dolce ardor - Christoph Willibald Gluck
Una donna a quindici anni - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
O Mio Babbino Caro - Giacomo Puccini
Piangero la sorte mia - George Frideric Handel,
Ergiti Amor - Alessandro Scarlatti
French Arias and Songs:
Divinités du Styx - Christoph Willibald Gluck
Chanson Triste -Henri Duparc
French Song Cycles:
Les nuits d'été -Hector Berlioz
German Songs:
Morgen - Richard Strauss
Allerseelen - Richard Strauss
Verborgenheit - Hugo Wolf
Schlafendes Jesuskind - Hugo Wolf
Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht - Gustav Mahler
Pan trauert um Syrinx - Joseph Marx
German Cycles:
Sieben frühe Lieder - Alban Berg
Frauenliebe und -leben - Robert Schumann
English Arias and Songs:
Silent Noon - Vaughan Williams
O Waly, Waly - Benjamin Britten folksong arrangement
A Word on my Ear - Flanders & Swan
Dido's Lament - Henry Purcell
Ah Belina - Henry Purcell
Arias and Barcarolles - Leonard Bernstein
To Daffodils - Frederick Delius
English Song Cycles:
On this Island - Benjamin Britten
Czech Arias:
Měsíčku Na Nebi Hlubokém - Antonín Dvořák
Unaccompanied/Folk:
The Last Rose of Summer
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've seen
Musicals:
Sweet Charity
The Sound of Music
My Fair Lady
Jazz:
Summertime
The girl from Ipanema
I love Paris
Someone to watch over me
When you wish upon a star
Teach me tonight
A Foggy Day
Fever
and many more...!

Reviews

From customers:

Caroline W, 3 years ago

Eleanor has a beautiful voice and achieved the highest mark in her year for her graduation final recital, getting a much deserved first with 85%. She has learnt a large amount of varied repertoire over the years and has had major roles in the university opera productions...She is always reliable, very hard working and is a charming young lady.

Ashely S, 3 years ago

Eleanor is a delight to work with as she is so receptive and understands that even as a soloist one is working in a team to create the best performance and share the joy and genius of music with every audience.

From other musicians:

3rd November 2017

I performed with Ellie in OperaGold's 'Dido & Aeneas' where she played Dido. Stunning performance, versatile voice with stunning technique. She can also act, very naturally, which is uncommon in the opera field. Aside from music, she's also a very bright, positive person with an infectious, welcoming smile. A pleasure to work with.