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Dewar Arts Award (2014)
Dewar Arts Award (2012)
Yorkshire Ladies Council of Education (2012)
I had the privilege of attending a lunchtime concert on the day by Ms. Martha Hayward... the musical content was absolutely superb. D. Bradley (2015)
A room transfixed by a performance of Copland's Pastorale at Holy Trinity Leeds @leedsmusic by Martha Hayward - quietly brilliant. Joe Wilson. (2013)
I would never have thought of having a singer at my wedding, but having heard Martha sing several years earlier, when organising my own wedding, I thought it would be a really nice touch during the signing of the register. Right from the start, Martha was both enthusiastic and accommodating. Our church organist described her as a delight to work with and our guests loved her. The church organist subsequently took Martha's details with the view to recommending her to future brides and grooms. She certainly made our ceremony that bit more special. G. Hutton
Martha has just completed a Master of Music degree at the Leeds College of Music (graduating in July) and is kindly supported by the Dewar Arts Award and the YLCE. She receives vocal coaching with Susan Bissatt and Rachel Gilmore, and has previously studied with Rosemary Nairne and Gillian Jack. Martha has taken part in masterclasses with John Hudson, Donald Maxwell, Deborah York and Jeremey Huw Williams.
Martha sings regularly with Bradford Cathedral Consort, Sheffield Chamber Choir and the innovative vocal ensemble, Albion, with whom she has recorded solo tracks on their CD, "These Islands". She has collaborated live on BBC Radio One with Clean Bandit and the BBC Philharmonic and sang solo for HRH Prince Charles in Holyrood Palace with the Edinburgh Festival Chorus.
Martha enjoys singing as an oratorio soloist, concert soloist, wedding singer, chorister and has performed as Patience (Patience), Phyllis (Iolanthe) and Yum-Yum (Mikado) with the University of Aberdeen Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
Recent solo engagements have included Vivaldi's Gloria, Mozart's Missa Solemnis, Pergolesi’s Salve Regina and Rutter’s Magnificat with Bradford Chorale and Rutter’s Requiem with Sheffield University's Singsoc.
Upcoming solo recitals can be heard in St Andrews Cathedral, Aberdeen, Leicester Cathedral and Wakefield Cathedral. Upcoming concerts as soprano soloist include: Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with Hinckley Choral, Handel’s Messiah (2015) and St John's Passion (2016) with Bradford Chorale and pop-up performances with the group "Opera Anywhere".
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