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 solo engagements - Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Haydn’s Creation, Poulenc's Gloria and Handel’s Messiah. Recent performances include Brahm's Requiem with Whitstable 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, and Yorkshire Baroque Soloists.
As an admirer of Jane Austen it is a pleasure to be part of the Austen Trio, with the group Helen performs 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. They have a released a CD - “Jane Austen’s Musical Treasures”.
Having occasionally arranged and composed music in the past Helen has now started to give more time to this. Christmas 2021 saw the first broadcast of an arrangement by her and in 2022 more broadcasts followed. Details of the most up to date performances and compositions can be found on her Facebook page and Twitter account, links below.