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Concert Diary


Saturday 13th April 2019

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Soprano: Helen May

Helen May Helen is a London based lyric soprano, currently studying for a Masters in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music, under Nuccia Focile. She benefits from private teaching with Marcio da Silva, and is grateful for the generous support of the William Gibbs Educational Trust. Helen is a choral scholar of St John’s, Hyde Park, and a scholar of The Philharmonia Chorus.
Since graduating from Cardiff University (where she held a David Lloyd Vocal Scholarship and was awarded the Geraint Evans Prize for outstanding recital performance), Helen has enjoyed undertaking both opera and oratorio work. Operatic roles have included: Despina (Cosi fan Tutte, Woodhouse Opera Festival); Amastre (Xerse, Ensemble OrQuesta, Grimeborn Festival); Nerone (L'incoronazione di Poppea, Ensemble OrQuesta); Gianetta (L’elisir d’amore, Woodhouse Opera Festival); Valletto (L'incoronazione di Poppea, Hampstead Garden Opera); Calisto (La Calisto, Barefoot Opera and Ensemble OrQuesta); and Nimue (Merlin, premiere, Hastings Philharmonic). Recent concert work has included: Poulenc's Gloria; Schubert’s Mass in G; Holst’s Two Psalms; Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music; Handel’s Messiah;Mozart’s Coronation Mass in C major; and Fauré’s Requiem.

Future engagements include: covering the role of Aurora in the premiere of Noah Mosley’s opera Aurora, for Bury Court Opera, and an invitation to return to Cardiff University to sing the soprano solos for Haydn’s 'Nelson Mass', in Llandaff Cathedral, under the baton of Andrea Quinn. 
Helen is delighted to have been invited to perform with the Grange Choral Society for their Spring concert.


Tenor: Leonel Pinheiro 
Leonel Pinheiro Leonel Pinheiro was born in Braga, Portugal.​

Recent/current roles include Samson in Samson et Dalila at the Grimeborn Festival in London, and understudying Don José in Carmen at Operosa Festival in Montenegro.

Leonel completed his Degree in Music Teaching (Singing) at University of Aveiro under the tuition of António Salgado and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Concert Singing at Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama with Peter Alexander Wilson, where he took Masterclasses with such names as Malcolm Martineau.

Leonel recently graduated with distinction from the Opera Course at Guildhall School of Music & Drama where he studied with Susan McCulloch. His studies were kindly supported by the Worshipful Company of Saddlers, the Roseberry Scholarship, the Blanch Gertrude Lynch Memorial Scholarship and the Music Students' Hostel Trust.

​Through his Guildhall Artist Fellowship, Leonel was a guest teacher of singing at City University of London and a Learning Repertoire Coach at Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

​Engagements include: Don José Carmen (Mid Wales Opera, Deloite Ignite Festival at the Royal Opera House), Macduff, cover Macbeth (Scottish Opera), Cavaradossi Tosca (Charles Court Opera/Musique Cordiale Festival in Provence), Lucio Otello (Buxton Festival Opera), Alfredo La Traviata (European Chamber Opera/Bangkok Grand Opera, Bermuda Festival/Regents Opera), Gherardo Gianni Schicchi (Opera Holland Park Christine Colllins Young Artists), ​Luigi Il Tabarro (Grimeborn Opera Festival).

Leonel has been a regular at the Wexford Festival Opera, there he has sung Kozak Maria, Showman A Village Romeo and Juliet Achille di Rosalba/Felice Il Cappello di Paglia di Firenze, Gastone La Traviata.

Oratorio highlights include: Royal Festival Hall debut as the tenor soloist in Mozart's Requiem alongside the English Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia Chorus, Handel's Messiah, José Maria Vitier's Misa Cubana, Orff's Carmina Burana, Charpentier's Te Deum and Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle.


Bass: Vedat Dalgiran
Vedat Dalgiran Bass Vedat Dalgiran studied at Ankara State Conservatory in Turkey. He studied singing with Murat Göksu, Robert Lloyd. His operatic roles include Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte (Woodhouse Opera London) in 2014, Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro in 2016, Comendatore in Don Giovanni in 2017 (Ensemble OrQuesta Hastings), Comendatore in Don Giovanni (Opera Holland Park) in 2017(Teatro Francesco Cilea 2018), Ramfis in Aida (Aspendos Opera Festival 2018), Operatic concert (bass soloist) Grange Choral Society in 2014 and 2017 and 2018.

Vedat was awarded an Extraordinary Prize at the 54th Tenor Vinas International Opera Competition in Barcelona in 2017.
His future plans include performing Opera Gala Concert at Grange Choral Society(April 2019). He continues his studies at Welsh International Academy of Voice in Cardiff.


Saturday 13th July 2019
To be confirmed.


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