Lesley-Jane is a Classically-trained soprano soloist who has graced many a "big event". Oratorio soloist, recitalist, wedding singer, etc
Bring a touch of Classical class to your event... Royal Academy of Music-trained Soprano Lesley-Jane Rogers is heralded as one of the most versatile soloists of today, and is renowned for her captivating and evocative performances. An established concert soloist, she specialises in oratorio, “vocal concertos”, solo cantatas, recitals and contemporary music, and has a vast repertoire of several hundred works*. She studied singing and piano at the Royal Academy of Music where she won several prizes, and in 2003 was made an ‘Associate’ in recognition of her eminence in the profession. Her extensive oratorio repertoire encompasses the mainstream panoply – she frequently performs works by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Elgar and Verdi – as well as many more unusual pieces. An exuberant performer when required, she is also a natural choice for new works, and for large-scale pieces such as the Verdi Requiem or Vaughan Williams’s Sea Symphony. Lesley-Jane has worked with many leading conductors and orchestras, and her discography numbers some 35+ CDs, including several new-music releases for the specialist label Metier, as well as various English composer CDs for the Divine Art, Toccata Classics, Campion/Cameo, Hyperion and Prima Facie labels. A keen exponent of contemporary music, Lesley-Jane has given more than 170 premières, and is honoured to be the dedicatee of various songs and song cycles. Large-scale premières include Joseph Phibbs’ Tenebrae, and Michael Finnissy’s Favourite Poets, but it is perhaps for her numerous chamber music recitals that she is best known. Lesley-Jane is also in demand as a “vocal concerto” soloist; in particular her affinity with Strauss's Four Last Songs, Ravel's Shéhérazade, Finzi's Dies Natalis, Canteloube’s Songs of the Auvergne, Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate and Bach’s Jauchzet Gott makes her a popular choice for this task. She is also an engaging recitalist and works with the award-winning pianist Jennie-Helen Moston, with whom she has recently released a CD of songs and anthems by British composer Peter Lea-Cox. * Repertoire items listed on this site are standard repertoire items only.
WEDDING FAVOURITES: BACH/GOUNOD Ave Maria FRANCK Panis angelicus HANDEL Let the Bright Seraphim MOZART Alleluia MOZART Laudate Dominum PUCCINI O mio babbino caro SCHUBERT Ave Maria TRAD [Tune = Danny Boy] I would be true HANDEL Where'er you walk STRAUSS Morgen! RECITAL OVERVIEW: Lesley-Jane Rogers’ extensive recital repertoire is not listed here, but comprises songs from the Lieder repertory, mélodies, English Song and American Song, as well as light music and, if desired, opera and operetta arias. Whether drawing on popular favourites or beguiling unknowns (or a mixture of the two), she creates well-crafted concerts, discussing programming ideas with Festival Directors and concert promoters as appropriate. Add to this Lesley-Jane's out-going personality and her engaging interpretative skills, and the result is a lively, visual performance, tailored to her audience. OTHER FAVOURITES: STRAUSS Four Last Songs
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