The Creation - Haydn
Saturday 18th November 2017, 7:30 St John the Evangelist Church, Little Thornton FY5 4EJ
Charlotte Trepess - Soprano
Soprano Charlotte Trepess has just completed her postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music studying with Sarah Rhodes. Charlotte is 2017 winner of the college's Gold Medal, their most prestigious award. She is also winner of the Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Prize and Frederic Cox Award, as well as the Kate Snape Scholarship and Dame Eva Turner Award.
Roles at the RNCM included Despina (Cosi Fan Tutte), Gabrielle (La Vie Parisienne), and Pamina (The Miniature Magic Flute). Previous roles include Handel’s Semele, Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), and Emmie in Opera North’s Albert Herring. She has also worked with Athole Still Opera, Nevill Holt, Longborough Festival Opera, and most recently Buxton Festival Opera, performing chorus in Verdi’s Macbeth, and covering Giunia in Mozart's Lucio Silla. Next year she will be performing the title role in a touring production of Handel's Theodora with Sestina and The Irish Baroque Orchestra.
Charlotte is a Samling Artist, and took part in their masterclass week earlier this year. She is an active recitalist and concert performer, as well as being a member of the BBC Daily Service Singers, and deputy singer for the BBC Singers. Last year Charlotte sang with the BBC Philharmonic as a soloist for Macmillan's Seven Last Words on the Cross, and she recorded solos on a CD of William Alwyn’s film music with the orchestra, recently released with Chandos Records. Upcoming events include a Gala concert for Opera North at Leeds University, recital for Tattenhall Music Society, and touring Spain in performances of Messiah with the Gabrieli Consort.
Ranald McCusker- Tenor
Richard Moore - Baritone
Bass-Baritone Richard Moore grew up in Suffolk and studied with Peter Wilson at the Royal Northern College of Music. He is a BBC Introducing Classical Artist. Richard was a boy chorister at St John’s College Cambridge under Christopher Robinson CBE. After a degree in Music and Spanish at the University of Sussex he spent a year living in Chile and Georgia. Upon returning to the UK he held positions at Gloucester Cathedral, Chelmsford Cathedral and St Martin in the Fields before starting his post graduate studies at the RNCM.
Recent appearances on the opera stage include Swallow/Peter Grimes and Cold Genius/King Arthur for Dartington International Festival, Caronte/L’Orfeo for Brighton Early Music Festival, Bricoleur/Louise for Buxton Festival Opera, and Mago Cristiano/Rinaldo for Longborough Festival Opera. Richard has sung in the choruses of Nevill Holt Opera, Opera North, and La Monnaie. He has been a member of the chorus at Buxton Festival Opera since 2015 and this summer also sang the role of Il Medico in Verdi’s Macbeth and covered Superintendent Budd in Britten's Albert Herring.
Richard keeps a busy schedule as a recitalist and concert soloist across the UK. Recent performances include Bach Matthew Passion at St John’s Smith Square, Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel with the Chiltern Sinfonia, and MacMillan Seven Last Words from the Cross with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. He also appears regularly at St Martin in the Fields, most recently as a soloist in Handel Messiah, Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Carols, and Bach Cantata 153. He is a founder member of Dame Emma Kirkby's Dowland Works and performs with the group at venues such as Dartington Hall and Holywell Music Room, Oxford.
Plans for the near future include performances of Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs, Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum, and concerts with Dowland Works across the UK. From January 2018 he will join the chorus of La Monnaie, Brussels.
Orchestra – Sinfonia North West
December 16th 2017
Saturday 16th December 2017, 7:30 Poulton Methodist Church
April 28th 2018
500 years of Music
A programme of European Sacred music pieces and opera choruses
St Peter's Church, Fleetwood
Messa di Gloria by Puccini
Magnificat by John Rutter