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Jocasta Roper

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About Jocasta

Ethereal soprano ~ classical-crossover artist ~ traditional folk singer ~ Celtic sound ~ enchanted spirit
Singer (soprano)
Woodford Green
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Jocasta trained at the London College of Music from 2008 until 2012, where she graduated with a 2:1 BMUS (Hons) degree in music performance (voice). From age 9, she has performed nationally and internationally, singing in some of the world's most critically acclaimed venues, such as the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall and the Barbican. She has also performed with English Cabaret, appearing in a pop-up tour in celebration of the Magna Carta anniversary and has sung in concert productions of a new opera, The Observatory, based on the life of Anna Jump Cannon. With haunting voice and flare for enchantment, she is a rising star in the classical-crossover genre, specialising in traditional folk music, particularly Irish, English, Welsh, Scottish, Canadian and American. She is currently singing with an a cappella choir (soloist/chorister) Wall of Sound, who have performed nationally and internationally and have appeared with classical-crossover trio, Blake, in concert. Coached by the Sandra Scott Singing Studios in London, she has gained valuable experience in performing regularly across London in solo concerts, including performances for the Rotary Club. She hungers for new challenges and experiences - with this drive, she continues to grow as an artist.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
Musicianship
Genres:
Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Opera, Renaissance, Musical theatre, Originals, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, Christmas, Traditional church music, Covers
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Lyricist, Songwriter, Actor, Perfect pitch, Singing teaching
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Song list

Mo Ghilen Maer - traditional Irish
My Lagan Love - traditional Irish
Lark in the Clear Air - traditional Irish
Danny Boy - traditional Irish
Sally Gardens - traditional Irish
She moved through the fair - traditional Irish
The Last Rose of Sumemr - traditional Irish
The Parting Glass - traditional Irish
She's like the Swallow - traditional Canadian
Skye Boat Song - traditional Scottish
Wild Mountain Thyme - traditional Scottish/English
The Water is Wide - traditional English
Greensleeves - traditional English
Scaborough fair - traditional English
Suo Gan - traditional Welsh Lullaby
Shannandoah - traditional American
Jerusalem - traditional English
I see fire - Ed Sheeran (from The Hobbit)
May it Be - Enya (from Lord of the Rings)
Cloud Song (from River Dance)
The Voice - Brendan Graham
The Call - Brendan Graham
Isle of Hope - Brendan Graham
Caladonia - Douglas MacLean
Adiemus - Karl Jenkins
Cantilena - Karl Jenkins
The white cliffs of Dover - Vera Lynn
We'll meet again - Vera Lynn
Long time ago - Aaron Copland
Little Horses - Aaron Copland
Little Elegy - Ned Rorem
Love - Ned Rorem
Her song - John Ireland
Silent noon - Vaugh Williams
My heart is like a singing bird - Handel
Kilarney - M. W. Balfe
Pastourelle - J Canteloube
Ave Maria - Schubert
Home, sweet home - Foster
Keep the home fires burning
Pack up your troubles
It's a long way to Tipperary
When Irish eyes are smiling - Olcott, Graff, JR. and Ball
The Rose of Tralee - Spencer and Glover
Sure on this shining night - Samuel Barber
Wayfairing stranger - traditional gospel
Swing low, sweet chariot - traditional gospel
Hashevanu - traditional Hebrew prayer
La ciel - Edith Piaf
Hyme a l'amour - Edith Piaf
Love is an army - Leanne Rhymes
Ashes - Celine Dion
You raise me up - Josh Groban
Fields of Gold - Eva Cassidy
So close - Jon Mclaughlin
The Power of the dream - Celine Dion
Don't it make my brown eyes blue - Crystal Gale
Beauty and the Beast (from Disney's Beauty and the Beast {movie version})
Part of your world (from Disney's The Little Mermaid)
Reflection (from Disney's Mulan)
Colours of the wind (from Disney's Pocahontas)
Go the Distance - (from Disney's Hercules)
Someday - (from Disney's The Hunchback of Norte Dame)
God help the outcasts - (from Disney's The Hunchback of Norte Dame)
I wonder (Disney's) Sleeping Beauty
Show yourself - (from Disney's Frozen II)
Let it go - (from Disney's Frozen)
For the first time in forever - (from Disney's Frozen)
For the first time in forever {Reprise} (from Disney's Frozen)
When she loved me - (from Toy Story 2)
You'll be in my heart (from Disney's Tarzan)
Noble maiden fair (in Scott Ghalic/English)- (from Disney's Brave)
Touch the Sky (from Disney's Brave)
Into the open air (from Disney's Brave)
All I know (by Fighting for Five, from Disney's Chicken)
It's the heart that matters most (from Disney's A Christmas Carol )
I see the light (from Disney's Tangled)
Evermore (from Disney's Beauty and the Beast, 2017)
When you believe (from Prince of Egypt)
For the dancing and the dreaming (from How to train your dragon II)
Believe (from The Polar Express)
Still dream (from Rise of the Guardians)
On my father's wings (from Quest for Camelot)
The Prayer (from Quest for Camelot)
Looking through your eyes (from Quest for Camelot)
A dream worth keeping (from Ferngully: The Last Rainforest)
Far longer than forever - (from The Swan Princess)
Let me be your wings (from Thumbalina)
Somewhere, out there (from An American tail)
Journey to the past - (from Anastasia)
Once upon a December - (from Anastasia)
Come what may (from Moulin Rouge)
Never enough - (from The Greatest Showman)
I dreamed a dream (from Les Miserables)
On my own (from Les Miserables)
One hand, one heart (from West Side Story)
Once upon a Dream (from Jeykll & Hyde)
Deyfing Gravity (from Wicked)
I'm not that girl (from Wicked)
Popular (from Wicked)
For good (from Wicked)
All I ask of you - (from The Phantom of the Opera)
Think of me (from Phantom of the Opera)
Wishing you were somehow here again (from Phantom of the Opera)
Angel of Music (from Phantom of the Opera)
'Til I hear you sing (from Love Never Dies)
Over the Rainbow (from the Wizard of Oz)
Climb every mountain (from The Sound of Music)
Edelweiss (from The Sound of Music)
I could have dance all night (from My fair lady)
Wouldn't it be luvverly? (from My fair lady)
You'll never walk alone (from Carousel)
If I loved you (from Carousel)
How are things in Gloccamora? (from Finnigan's rainbow)
Stranger in Paradise (from Kismet)
If ever I would leave you (from Camelot)
My heart will go on (by Celine Dion and Sissel, from Titanic)
Itsuno mando (from Spirited away)
Hikari (By Utada Hikari from Kingdom Hearts)
Last night, Good night - Vocaloid
Hello Alone - Yui's Ballard
Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)
I dreamt I dwelt in Marble Halls - M. W. Balfe
Casta Diva - Bellini
Piangiro La sorte mia - Verde
V'adoro pupille - Verde
O, had I Jubal's Lyre! - Handel
How beautiful are the feet - Handel
O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini
Voi che sapete - Mozert
Non so piu - Mozert
Habanara - Bizet
Chac'un a son gout (from Die Fladermaus)
O, Holy Night - traditional Christmas song
In the Bleak Mid Winter - traditional Christmas carol
Lo, How a rose ere blooming - traditional Christmas song
Hark! The herald angel sings - (with descant) traditional Christmas carol
Good King Wenceslas - traditional Christmas carol
Silient night - traditional Christmas carol
Once in Royal David's city - traditional Christmas carol
God rest ye merry Gentlemen - traditional Christmas carol
The Hurron Carol - traditional Christmas song (Canadian)
O, Christmas tree - traiditional Chrismas song
Rudolph the red-nosed raindear - popular Christmas song
Walking in the air - popular Christmas song
Thankful (Josh Groban/holiday song) - Foster, Bayer Sager and Page
The Star-Spangled Banner (American National anthem)
God Save the Queen (English National anthem)
I vow to thee, my country (traditional anthem song)
Land of hope and glory (traditional anthem song)
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

That's fine! Just let me know as soon as you can, so that I can amend my travel arrangements: time of leaving, when to arrive at your event, etc.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

I'm afriad I don't specilise in this area, but I am very happy to interact and socialise with your guests.

How much time do you need to set up?

About 30mins to warm up my voice and an extra 5-10mins to test the accoustics of the room, sort out where I stand for the performance and, if necessary, test the microphone with the P/A system.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Of course! I'd love to hear what you would love to hear! This is your special event -- whatever it may be -- and I want you to be happy with what goes into making it special -- I'm just happy to help!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

At present, my equipment is limited, due to the fact that most of my past performances have been a cappella and most venues I've performed for have usually been equiment with its own microphone nad P/A system. However, if a microphone and P/A system is an absolute must, I'm positive I can find what I need -- all I ask, is that you let me know, ASAP.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Blindfolded. No problem, at all -- I am a very fast learner! With regards to much more challenging pieces, (e.g Verde's "Piangero") all I ask is for more advanced notice.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The versatility of my repertoire, how charmingly I have interacted with the guests, my puctuality, but above all, it's simply how much everyone has enjoyed just hearing me sing -- everyone I have sung for, have just been enchanted by my voice, calling it: "angelic" or "ethereal"; singing mostly a cappella, I suppose you get to hear more of the voice!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed in many different venues and settings -- indoors and outdoors -- I've performed in gardens, woodlands, bandstands, too many churches in London and nationally and, from a choir experience, many famous concert halls: The Royal Festival Hall, The Royal Albert Hall and Cardogan Hall.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Enya, Sissal, Josh Groban and Celtic Woman. I would also say that some musical theatre singers (Jodi Benson and Paige O'Hara, as two main examples) have been a great influence, on the lyrical and expressive nature of my voice.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Singing for an Esther Ranson Christmas charity concert, for SilverLine (2017) -- as a small thank you, they presented me with a Christmas plant arrangement, which I still keep and love to this day!

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£90
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£300
Packages
Charity
15 mins -- £50 1 hours -- £100 2 hours -- £140 I only charge for performance and prep/rehearsal time of the programme. I do not like to over charge of charity performances, all I ask, is that you provide me with a charity number, website, or samples of your charity's work - I like to know which cause I am performing for; please contact me, for further details.
£50
Wedding proposal
One song, a cappella, sung just for your beloved before your pop the question -- simple, fair priced elegant. (for more than one song, or song with accompaniment or backing track, please get in touch -- my prices won't change much.)
£90
Wedding ceremony
1 hour -- £160 2 hours -- £200 3 hours -- £300 This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£200

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Wendy G, 2 years ago

Jocasta was amazing thank you so much.

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Pesh K, 4 years ago

Jocasta has a distinctly unique voice which is heavenly. She's an exceptional talent and very passionate about her music. She's performed on numerous occasions over the last 3 years for us (Rotary Club of Loughton, Buckhurst Hill and Chigwell Rotary) and has always been professional and very well received by the audiences.

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Kate G, 9 years ago

She has a beautiful voice and sang a variety of songs from what is clearly an impressive repertoire with confidence and professionalism.  She interacted charmingly with our members all of whom seemed to enthusiastically enjoy the performance.  

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