Hark The Herald are a collective of highly professional singers providing festive musical entertainment across the country. Traditional Christmas Carol singers of the highest quality performing unaccompanied vocal music for any kind of event from Corporate Christmas Events to Private Christmas Parties.
Hark the Herald also offer the option to Dress in Victorian costumes to reflect a Dickensian "Christmas Carol"
Hark the Herald are:
MONICA - she does the high bits!
Scottish soprano Monica, studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and is currently in her second year at the Royal College of Music where she has a scholarship for the Masters course. She has recently performed principal roles with Scottish Opera, Bloomsbury Opera and Haddo House Opera. She has performed as a soloist in Glasgow Theatre Royal, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Edinburgh Festival Theatre and Cadogan Hall. Monica has directed numerous Christmas concerts, providing carols for Scotland's biggest Christmas Festival - Glasgow's Winterfest.
ALEXANDRA - she does the fruity bits.!
Originally from Nottingham Alexandra studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. She has sung as soloist with the BBC SSO, Scottish Opera Orchestra, Welsh National Opera Orchestra, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, The Hebrides Ensemble, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and, strangely, the Vietnam National Opera. Alexandra has also recorded an album called Aurora and which reached number 2 in the classical music charts, as well as a Christmas album. Alexandra's favourite gig involved being flown on private jet to Antwerp to give the Christmas concert for a multinational bank.
JAMES - the squeaky bits!!
Hailing from Sussex, James studied at Oxford University and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Every year he sings at Glyndebourne Opera Festival and works regularly with the Academy of Ancient Music. He has been a soloist with the BBC NOW, BBC SSO, RSNO, SCO, Philharmonia and BSO. He has worked with Sir Simon Rattle, Sir David Willcocks, Sir Mark Elder and Sir Charles Mackerras. He has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall and the Barbican Hall. He has sung carols on BBC 2 and Channel 4 and is on the soundtrack of the latest Hollywood take on A Christmas Carol.
PETER- The crumbly bits!
Peter is from the Shires but, being 6'4", is not the least bit Hobbity. Having studied at Brighton School of Art and Trinity College of Music, he now sings regularly for English National Opera and the Royal Opera House in London. He has been a soloist For ROH2, Grange Park Opera, Opera Brava, Pavilion Opera, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and has worked with Sir Charles Mackerras, Martyn Brabbins, and Sir Edward Heath (at his Christmas concerts). For several years he was a performer in the Thursford Christmas Spectacular and has also been a guest artist at Y.P. Christmas Spectacular in British Columbia.
A few of the more prestigious places they have sung at are; St James' Palce, The Dorchester, The Connaught, Tiffanys, Selfridges and the Reform Club.
Individually, Hark The Herald perform in many different areas of the music industry - opera, recital, pop, film soundtracks, church music - but all love coming together every Christmas to sing some carols!
|Track One: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen|
|Track Two: Once In Royal Davids City|