Singer (soprano)

Jane Burnell

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Singer (soprano)
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Jane Burnell is emerging as a much sought after young soprano across the Yorkshire area...

Originally from Sussex, Jane moved to Leeds in 2015 and currently studies at Leeds College of Music with Adriana Festeu (Mezzo). Jane is a regular concert soloist, of which notable performances include: Handel Messiah (St Peters Singers); Dvorak Stabat Mater (Pontefract Choral Society); Haydn Nelson Mass (English Arts Chorale); Haydn Paukenmesse (Wakefield Festival Chorus); Bawtree Rememberance (Portsmouth Festival Chorus); Rutter Mass of the Children (Stowmarket Chorale); Brahms Requiem (Eye Bach Choir) and Mozart Requiem (Rodolfus Foundation). Jane has participated in masterclasses with Roderick Williams, Peter Ford, Robert Rice and Matteo Dalle Fratte. Alongside her regular singing lessons, Jane receives intensive coaching with Matteo Dalle Fratte and Peter Ford in developing the “Melofonetica” approach to singing in Italian, with a particular focus on operatic repertoire. Jane was the recipient of the Badoer Dalla Rizza Bursary Fund for Melofonetica, with whom, in August 2019, she performed Zerlina (Don Giovanni), in Asolo, Italy. Other roles include: Adele (Die Fledermaus), Belinda/Second Woman (Dido and Aeneas), Mabel (cover) (HMS Pinafore) and Fritha (The Snow Goose). Alongside a growing solo career, Jane still has a profound love of choral music and is the Co-Founder of The Meanwood Ensemble; a classical vocal quartet based in Leeds, whose ethos is to bring classical music to new audiences by performing in unusual locations. Jane has also been a member of the prestigious Rodolfus Choir for the past 5 years and is regularly involved in performances and recordings. Most recently she has recorded for SKY TV, Katherine Jenkins and Fox Film Themes.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform while walking around a venue
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Early music, Opera, Renaissance, Christmas, Traditional church music, Jazz
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
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Song list

A wide range of classical and crossover repertoire is available upon request.


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Jane C, 1 year ago

We are delighted every time we are able to see The Meanwood Ensemble perform; they make a refreshing change to the live music scene locally as they are so versatile and the content of the performances is so varied, mixing well-known classics with modern interpretations and moving pieces. Their beautiful voices, covering an amazing range, intertwine in haunting harmony. Love them!

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Tony W, 1 year ago

I was delighted when it was suggested that the Meanwood Ensemble might come and do an evening of reflection for Remembrance Sunday. Music and poetry can often express the inexpressible much more eloquently than words, and so it proved to be. Although the forces were small, just four voices, the sound filled the church beautifully. Sometimes a quartet of voices can sound a little cold and detached, but not this group. They sang with conviction and passion, matching beautifully the occasion, modulating their sound to match the words and the occasion. The music that they sang was varied, and the choice suited a mixed audience , with something for every one to engage with. They also stayed behind after the recital and engaged with the audience, and this was much appreciated.

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