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Singer (soprano)

Louise Alp

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About Louise

Louise is a 27 year old versatile soprano based in Yorkshire
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Singer (soprano)
Leeds

Louise studied Music at the University of Huddersfield, graduating in 2013. At University, she was a member of the University Choir and Chamber Choir, and a soloist in St Nicholas by Benjamin Britten, with the University Choir. She was also a soloist in the University’s 2012 production ‘The Fairy Queen’ and performed as part of a duo with the Chamber Choir at the York Early Music Centre.Louise was taught by Andrew Slater, Rachel Nicholls, Ruth Yarborough and Maria Bovino and now studies with composer & conductor Tim Knight. While studying, Louise won the British Composer Class at the Harrogate Music Festival in 2011, and went on to win the Recital Class in 2013. She is also an experienced Chorister and is part of the choir at Christ Church, Harrogate, having achieved the RSCM Gold Award. Recent engagements this year include a recital at St John’s The Baptist in Chester & a solo concert for the 2019 York Festival of Ideas. Louise was also the concert soloist for the Huddersfield Choral Society for their performance of Faure's Requiem in June 2019, working with their conductor Gregory Batsleer. Last year Louise performed at the Leeds Festival of Remembrance & is a regular guest soloist for the Leeds Male Voice Choir. Upcoming engagements include Horsforth Choral Society for Faure’s Requiem in November & recitals in 2020, at Halifax Minster on Thursday 12th March, Otley Courthouse on 9th April, Headingley Enterprise & Arts Centre (HEART) 29th April, Huddersfield Parish Church on Saturday 11th July & Bridlington Priory on Saturday 4th July. Louise specialises in mainly early music, but also sings traditional folk song & 20th century repertoire.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Marching, Noise music, Originals, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, French music, German music, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Ibiza club, Industrial, Jungle, Techno, Triphop
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Pie Jesu – Faure (1845-1924)
He wishes for the cloths of heaven – Karl Jenkins (1944-)
Lascia Ch'io Pianga – Handel (1658-1659)
Shenandoah –traditional American Folk Song.
The Water Is Wide – traditional Scottish Folk Song
The Last Rose Of Summer – traditional Irish Folk Song
I Have Twelve Oxen – John Ireland (1879-1962)
Pokarekare Ana – traditional New Zealand folk song
Solveig’s Song – Grieg (1843-1907)
Panis Angelicus – Franck (1822-1890)
Eternal Source of Light Divine - Handel (1658-1759)
Flow, my tears- John Dowland (1563-1626)
Awake, Sweet Love - John Dowland (1563-1626)
The Self-Banished- Dr John Blow (1649-1708)
If Music be the Food of Love- Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Come Again-John Dowland (1563-1626)
Rest, sweet nymphs – Francis Pilkington (1565-1638)
While the bee sucks – Thomas Arne (1710-1778)
Music for a while- Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
How Beautiful Are The Feet Of Them- Handel (1685-1759)
Pie Jesu- Duruflé (1902-1986)
Sweeter Than Roses- Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Hark! How all things- Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
If God Be For Us - Handel (1685-1759)
An Evening Hymn - Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Customer questions

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

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know as soon as possible.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and I actually offer an iPod service for free.

How much time do you need to set up?

Roughly 1.5 hours, warmup time before performance is essential.

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

Yes, I am open to any song choice.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Access to a piano is preferred but not essential.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, at £10 per piece

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My pure, clear tone.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Wakefield Cathedral St Helen's Church York Christ Church, Harrogate St Paul's Hall, Huddersfield Huddersfield Town Hall Harrogate Theatre St John The Baptist's Church, Chester York Early Music Centre Leeds Minster Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto The Royal Albert Hall, London Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pietà, Venice

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Emma Kirkby.

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

Faure's Requiem for Huddersfield Choral Society

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£60
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£360

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Tim K, 1 year ago

Her beautifully unaffected voice rang around the building to a full house

Gemma E, 2 years ago

Louise is fantastic & she has a wide range of experience