Jennie’s one of ‘The Sixteen’

Ribble Valley-based soprano Jennie Marsden
Ribble Valley-based soprano Jennie Marsden

RIBBLE Valley soprano Jennie Marsden has been invited to sing with internationally renowned ensemble “The Sixteen” at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich in November, and again at the Barbican, London, in December.

This exciting opportunity has come as a direct result of the Genesis Sixteen project – a fully funded training programme for young singers with exceptional musical ability which aims “to nurture the next generation of talented young voices and specifically to bridge the gap from student to professional practitioner”.

Jennie successfully completed the course, held over the past year at the London Opera Studio, The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, and Magdalen College, Oxford.

She commented: “The course has been an amazing opportunity to work closely with such distinguished musical figures as Harry Christophers and Eamonn Dougan, as well as taking part in two masterclasses with Mary King, singing with The Sixteen and performing in various venues across the UK with a dynamic group of young singers.

“The final course was a culmination of all the music that we had worked on over the year, and the group performed two evensong services in the beautiful Magdalen College Chapel, and a secular lunchtime concert within the college grounds. All costs and expenses were generously funded by John Studzinski and The Genesis Foundation, and I would like to express my gratitude for such a fantastic opportunity.”

Closer to home Jennie will be performing a varied programme of arias and song on Saturday October 6th at St Peter’s Church, Burnley, with pianist Joy Fielding. Tea and coffee will be served from 10-30 a.m. and tickets can be bought on the door.

The following week, on October 13th, she will sing a selection of arias with organist Roger Britnell and The Salvation Army Band at All Saints, Clayton-le-Moors, and on November 17th she is the featured soloist when Ramsbottom Choral Society performs Mozart’s Requiem at 7-30 p.m. at Bolton Road Methodists Church, in Ramsbottom.

Since graduating from the Royal College of Music, Jennie has combined performance with teaching and is currently working with students of all ages and abilities to improve vocal technique. To contact her for lessons, soloist work, wedding or event inquiries e-mail or ring 07951474467

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