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.
Recent solo work includes Bach's B Minor Mass in Warwick, Rossini's Stabat Mater with Ampthill Choral Society, and Bach's St John Passion with Claygate Choral Society. In March she will be singing Brahms' Requiem in Worcester Cathedral and Vaughn William's Dona Nobis Pacem at St Giles Cripplegate. Other forthcoming work includes Haydn's Creation in Warwick and Rutter's Requiem in Munich.
Having recently joined the BBC singers, Helen is enjoying the variety this brings to her singing life. She also works with many different vocal ensembles such as I Fagiolini, the Sixteen, and Britten Sinfonia Voices. Helen has sung many times with the Clerks group and has frequently recorded with them. She has recently been singing Bach with them in Durham and Cardiff.
Helen sang on I Fagiolini's recording "Amuse Bouche" which is a collection of 20th Century French Music. She performed this programme with them in Paris last year and in many venues across the UK including the Wigmore Hall, Norwich Cathedral, Blackburn Cathedral and St Andrew's.
In Autumn 2013 Helen recorded the early version of Bach's St Mathew Passion, one to a part, with Yorkshire Baroque Soloists. In July she will be participating in a semi staged production of this as part of the York Early Music Festival.
Helen is very pleased to be involved in a recital project to mark this year's bicentenary of Jane Austen. This promises to be a fascinating snapshot of the musical world of Jane Austen explored through the Austen family music books. Helen is a member of the Austen Trio and they will be appearing at Blackheath halls on February 5th. Further concerts will be taking place in Winchester Cathedral and at the Jane Austen Festival in Bath. More information about the programme can be viewed by following the Vimeo and Facebook links below.