Musician in England, United Kingdom
Helen Neeves is a gifted soprano who relishes any opportunity to communicate the essential magic of music to her audience. She has many years’ experience as a solo and consort singer encompassing concert work, CD recordings and radio broadcasts.
A snapshot of Helen’s repertoire is shown in the following list of recent solo engagements - Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St John Passion,Mozart’s Requiem in York Minster with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Haydn’s Creation with Bedford Choral Society. Having performed Rutter’s Requiem and Gorecki’s Second Symphony in Munich during 2017, Helen returned there last year to perform Dupre’s De Profundis. Other recent performances include Poulenc’s Gloria with Finchley Choral Society.
As well as being a member of the BBC Singers, Helen has sung with many other vocal ensembles including the Sixteen, the Clerks Group, I Fagiolini, Britten Sinfonia Voices and Yorkshire Baroque Soloists. Recent engagements have included John Blow’s Venus and Adonis with The Theatre of the Ayre and performances of I Fagiolini’s ‘Leonardo - Shaping the Invisible' programme in Bristol’s St Georges, London’s Milton Court and at Hasting’s Early Music Festival.
As an admirer of Jane Austen it is a pleasure to be part of the Austen Trio, with the group Helen has performed music loved and played by Jane Austen and her family. Recitals have taken place in various locations including Bath Assembly Rooms, Winchester Cathedral, Portsmouth Grammar School and Andover Lights Theatre; their CD “Jane Austen’s Musical Treasures” was released last year.