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Susannah Groome

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Susannah Groome is a Lyric Soprano. She has great deal of experiencing of singing at Weddings and Funerals and solos with Choral Societies.
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Singer (soprano)
Salisbury

Susannah Groome is a Lyric Soprano specialising in Choral Music, Early Music, Oratorio and English Song. She has made many solo appearances in Cathedrals across the UK, many Central London Churches, Houses of Parliament and 10 Downing Street and on both BBC radio and television and more recently on an American television music documentary demonstrating the acoustics of Salisbury Cathedral. Susannah sings professionally in the choir of St Matthew's Westminster, where she has been part of a small chamber ensemble in BBC broadcasts, podcasts and concerts. Susannah sings soprano Oratorio solos regularly with Choral Societies and Chamber Choirs across the Country. Recent soprano solos include Haydn Nelson Mass in St John's Smith Square, London; Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with string quartet in St Matthew's Westminster and Mozart Requiem with Dartford Choral Society. Susannah graduated with a First Class Degree from the London College of Music where she also won several College prizes. Susannah currently studies singing with Sarah Pring.

Performance details
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Early music, Baroque, Classical crossover, Renaissance
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Event types:
Funeral / Memorial service, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Community music worker
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Song list

Ave Maria - Schubert
Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod
Quia Respexit - Bach
Ich Folge dir Gleichfalls (St John Passion) - Bach
Bist Du Bei Mir - Bach
Ave Maria - Faure
Pie Jesu - Faure
Panis Angelicus - Franck
Rejoice Greatly (Messiah) - Handel
I Know That My Redeemer Liveth (Messiah) - Handel
Come Unto Him (Messiah) - Handel
Lascia Ch'io Pianga - Handel
Little Road to Bethlehem - Head
Litany to the Holy Spirit - Hurford
O For the Wings of a Dove - Mendelssohn
Laudate Dominum - Mozart
Angus Dei from Coronation Mass - Mozart
Alleluia - Mozart
Ave Verum - Mozart
When I am Laid in Earth - Purcell
O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini
Nella Fantasia (Gabrielle's Oboe)
Brother James' Air
The Lord is My Shepherd (Crimond)
Other Styles:
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - arr. Eva Cassidy
Fields of Gold - arr. Eva Cassidy
Songbird - arr. Eva Cassidy
You Raise Me Up
Time to Say Goodbye
The Arms of The Angel
'Tis The Last Rose of Summer
Plus many other pieces and happy to learn a aria/song for an occasion
Customer questions

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

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

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

Not applicable to my services.

How much time do you need to set up?

This depends on the event. I may need to rehearse with a pianist or organist before the event.

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

Yes, but i am always very happy to learn new music. Not all of my repertoire is listed in my repertoire list.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I will bring the music. An organist or pianist may need to be booked or I can organise for one to be there at an extra cost. I have backing tracks which may be used on occasions, but live accompaniment is always best.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a piece of music is included in my song list, with notice, I am happy to learn specific pieces in advance. I may need to charge to buy the music if I do not already have it.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My commitment and dedication to the event that I am singing in. Purity of voice. Versatile singer - able to perform in a range of styles. Confident vocal technique. Excellent performer and communicator when performing. Good sight reading ability and a very fast learner of music.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

St Matthew's Westminster St George's Beckenham Westminster Abbey Westminster Cathedral Southwall Minster York Minster Winchester Cathedral Salisbury Cathedral Truro Cathedral Wells Cathedral Rochester Cathedral Chelmsford Cathedral All Hallows by the Tower, London The Queen's Chapel of the Savoy Grace Cathedral, San Francisco San Jose Cathedral, California

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Emma Kirkby, Soprano - from a young age. The Sixteen Barbara Bonney, Soprano

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

Singing a solo piece on BBC 1 as part of a Sunday Morning live broadcast when I was 19 years old.

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£60
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£400

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Marcus W, 1 year ago

She has a confident vocal technique, equally at home blending with (and leading) choral forces and with solo work. She is an accomplished and seasoned singer with the ability to adapt to many different genres and periods of vocal repertoire with ease and aplomb.

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St O, 1 year ago

Susannah's singing in our recent orchestral concert featuring Schubert's Mass in G was sublime. There is a particular colour and character to her voice that commanded the attention of the audience and gave new life to this stalwart of the repertoire. Her range and projection are impressive. as is the conviction of her communication.

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