Wokingham Choral Society
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Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:
Claire Booth sang with Wokingham Choral Society
at Eton College School Hall on
24 November 2002 performing Haydn's
Claire Booth Soprano
Claire Booth was born in Yorkshire, studied history at Oxford University, subsequently singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio with Rudolf. She is the recipient of two Sybil Tutton awards, the Harold Rosenthal Award, the Worshipful Company of Musicians' Silver Medal and was a finalist in both the 2003 GSMD Gold Medal competition and the 2004 Kathleen Ferrier Awards.
Concert performances include her BBC Proms debut in KnussenWhitman Settings with the BBCSO, Mirror in Birtwistle The Second Mrs. Kong with Martyn Brabbins at the Royal Festival Hall, Schonberg Pierrot Lunaire with Pierre Boulez at the Lucerne International Festival, Britten Les Illuminations with the BBCSO, Lutoslawski Chantefleurs et Chantefables with the BBCSSO, Vigani Tratti with the Ensemble Intercontemporain at the Centre Pompidou Paris, Handel L'Allegro , il Penseroso ed il Moderato with the Kings Consort at the Theatre des Champs Elysees and recitals in London and Chicago. Operatic roles include her debut for Opera North as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, her creation of Woman II in Birtwistle The Io Passion which premiered at Aldeburgh, Almeida and Bregenz last year, British Dancing Girl in Adams The Death of Klinghoffer for Scottish Opera/Edinburgh Festival, Emilia in Handel Flavio for the Early Opera Company, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro and Hero in Beatrice and Benedict both for GSMD.
Future engagements include her return to Opera North as 2nd Niece in Peter Grimes, a series of recitals with Ian Burnside, performances of Messiah and Christmas Oratorio with the King's Consort and the world premiere of a new work by Oliver Knussen with the CSO ensemble.