Singer (soprano)

Jocasta Roper

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About Jocasta

Singer (soprano)
Woodford Green
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Ethereal soprano ~ classical-crossover artist ~ traditional folk singer ~ Celtic sound ~ enchanted spirit

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
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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

O, Holy Night - traditional Christmas song
The Voice - Brendan Graham
My Lagan Love - traditional Irish
Lark in the Clear Air - traditional Irish
Danny Boy - traditional Irish
May it Be (from Lord of the Rings)
Sally Gardens - traditional Irish
She's like the Swallow - traditional Canadian
Over the Rainbow (from the Wizard of Oz)
Caladonia - Douglas MacLean
The Skye Boat Song - traditional Scottish
Someday (from The Hunchback of Norte Dame)
Wild Mountain Thyme - traditional Scottish/English
Think of me (from Phantom of the Opera)
The Parting Glass - traditional Irish
O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini
The Water is Wide - traditional English
Greensleeves - traditional English
Casta Diva - Bellini
In the Bleak Mid Winter - traditional Christmas carol
Lo, How a rose ere blooming - traditional Christmas carol
Thankful (Josh Groban song) - Foster, Bayer Sager and Page
Long time ago - Aaron Copland
Little Horses - Aaron Copland
Cloud Song (from River Dance)
V'adoro pupille - Handel
O, had I Jubal's Lyre! - Handel
Little Elegy - Ned Rorem
Love - Ned Rorem
Once upon a Dream (from Jeykll & Hyde)
The Star-Spangled Banner (American National anthem)
God Save the Queen (English National anthem)
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

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£50
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£300
Packages
Charity
Your choice of length of performance time - 15 mins, 1hr - 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.
£70
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£250

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Wendy G, 1 year ago

Jocasta was amazing thank you so much.

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Pesh K, 3 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, 8 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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