Singer (soprano)

Jane Burnell

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Singer (soprano)
Leeds
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) and Austin Gunn (tenor). Jane is a regular concert soloist, of which notable performances include: Haydn Paukenmesse (Wakefield Festival Chorus); Haydn Nelson Mass (English Arts Chorale); Bawtree Rememberance (Portsmouth Festival Chorus); Rutter Mass of the Children (Stowmarket Chorale); Brahms Requiem (Eye Bach Choir); Mozart Requiem (Rodolfus Foundation) and Dvorak Stabat Mater (Pontefract Choral Society). Upcoming performances include Handel Messiah (St Peters Singers) in December 2018. Operatic roles include: Second Woman and Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (LUUOperaSociety) and Chorus in G&S HMS Pinafore (Berwick Festival Opera). She is currently preparing for the role of Adele in Strauss’s Die Fledermaus (Leeds College of Music Student Union Opera Society). Alongside her growing solo career, Jane still has a profound love of choral music and she is a member of The Ebor Singers, Adamas Voces and Leeds College of Music Chamber Choir. Jane is a Co-Founder of the Meanwood Ensemble 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 4 years and is regularly involved in concerts 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
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Early music, Opera, Renaissance
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Instruments:
Singer (soprano)
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Community music worker
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Song list

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

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Jane C, 5 months 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, 6 months 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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