A B O U T A C C |
Alexandra Chamber Chorus
Our Professionals Singers
Kate Smith |
Kate Smith is a versatile singer, producer, and workshop leader who has worked in New York, Beijing, and London. She studied Classical Voice at Guildhall School of Music and Drama (2015), where she earned her MMus in Leadership (2017), followed by a Fellowship (2018). Throughout her life and diverse career, Kate has remained devoted to exploring the voice, singing in many different styles, in a range of choirs and bands. Kate is an in-demand performer for unique works combining music and theatre; in 2018 she joined the cast of Verity Standen’s Undersong (2018), and performed the main role of Cinderella in Re:Sound Music Theatre’s new singer-instrumentalist opera, Thousand Furs (2015). Kate greatly
enjoys collaborating with other artists to create original compositions and dramatic works of music theatre that cross genre boundaries, such as Same Sun Ensemble (Spitalifields Music, 2018), and Antichorus (2016) with composer Tom Green. An avid improviser, she is the creator of The Embodied Voice , a workshop series combining voice, movement, mindfulness, and improvisation. She is Artistic Director of THAT!, an ensemble that devises new music using voice and movement, and Founder of Curiosa, a company that runs intensive music camps and creative holidays.
Charlotte Diamond |
mezzo soprano |
Charlotte Diamond studies in London with Neil Baker and receives coaching in Paris with Jennifer Larmore. She recently graduated with a Master of Music in Performance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, with highlights from her year including performing the title role in Britten's 'The Rape of Lucretia' at Stratford Circus for Trinity Laban Opera, and winning the English Song Competition 2018. She has a deep love for French and Italian baroque repertoire and was invited to participate in the Early Music Summer School
at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2018. She has since begun arranging an edition of Michel Lambert airs for voice and classical guitar with guitarist Alex Roche. Upcoming performances with Alex include a concert of Dowland, Lambert, and Sor at The Intimate Space, St. Mary’s Tower in Hornsey on 17th July 2019. Operatic roles include Nero (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Idamante (Idomeneo - scenes), L’Enfant (L’Enfant et les sortilèges), Tisbe (La Cenerentola), Hansel (HanseI and Gretel) and Lucretia (The Rape of Lucretia). This summer, she will be covering Phèdre in 'Hippolyte et Aricie' with Ensemble OrQuesta at Grimeborn at The Arcola Theatre. She has performed many times with choral societies across the UK, with highlights including alto solos in 'Semele' (Handel),' Missa in Angustiis' (Haydn), 'Dixit Dominus' (A. Scarlatti) and 'Petite Messe Solennelle' (Rossini). She has appeared in masterclasses with Patricia Bardon, Gidon Saks and a week-long intensive masterclass series at the RNCM with Jennifer Larmore. Before beginning her musical studies, Charlotte read English and Theatre Studies at The University of Warwick. She is generously supported by The Elmley Foundation.
Bronwen Stephens |
mezzo soprano |
Bronwen made her operatic title role debut as ‘Carmen’ in London with Secret Opera and also premièred as ‘Madre Germont’ in the company’s all female production of Verdi’s La traviata – “The Trousered Traviata” - with performances in London and on tour in the South East of England, including at the Brighton Fringe. Recent opera roles include ‘Orlofsky’ in J.Strauss’ Die Fledermaus (Opera Integra), ‘Lola’ in Cavalleria Rusticana‘ (Opera Passione), ‘Suzuki’ in Madama Butterfly (Hellenic Opera Co, Greece) and ‘Amore’ & ‘Valetto’
in L'incoronazione di Poppea (Skull of Yorick Productions). In 2018, she is delighted to join That! Ensemble, exploring dance, movement and the embodied voice with improvisation and creating new works with composers. Bronwen is also a regular recitalist and performs for private and corporate events across the UK; and the Director of Rogue Opera, bringing intimate performances to new audiences and spaces.