Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert
Ich Wil Dir Mein Herze Schenken (St. Matthew Passion)
My heart leaps up with joy (Albert Herring)
Pierrot (Quatre Chansons de Jeunesse)
William Gibbs Educational Trust, St John's Hyde Park (2017)
Soprano Choral Scholar, Sidney Sussex College Cambridge, 2009-12 (2012)
"A characterful performance of demanding repertoire, always expressive and engaging. There was an excellent delivery of the text… Royauté and Marine were particularly effective with impressive coloratura and a vivid communication of the drama." Joan Rodgers (2017)
"Sophisticated and convincing with... a committed and informed interpretation" Havilland Willshire, Head of Performance, Trinity Laban (2017)
“Verity gave an accomplished account of Miss Wordsworth… Her natural stage awareness, meticulous preparation and relative ease at assimilating and performing the eccentricities of Britten’s well drawn character and unique setting of the English text enabled her to create an extremely engaging performance which from the outset was detailed, specific and convincing… Verity’s singing was overall very consistent with impressive diction. Her innate musicality and studied approach to this tricky musical material also deserve special mention, as does her exemplary and professional attitude to rehearsal, coaching and performance in general. Well done indeed on a performance that delighted and entertained the audience and which showed her clear potential as an operatic talent.” Robert Bottriel (2017)
"The sense of a vibrant ensemble from the young singers was palpable, each of the women has a very real sense of individual personality and all came together in a striking sense of community. The ensemble moments, from the touching to the angry, were the most striking parts of the evening." Robert Hugill (2016)
"Verity’s wonderful singing was a true highlight of our wedding day. Many guests have since commented on her beautiful voice and my husband and I were very moved by her singing during the service. Her professional nature, can do attitude and willingness to help was so appreciated and I would recommend Verity to anyone!" Mrs Harrison, Wedding at Malvern Priory, Worcestershire (2015)
Versatile Soprano Verity Bramson has been praised for her “impressive coloratura and... vivid communication” as well as her “natural stage awareness” and “innate musicality”.
Born in Malvern, Worcestershire, she is a graduate of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, where she gained a Distinction in Vocal Studies under the tutelage of Sophie Grimmer and Patricia Rozario OBE, and Cambridge University where she gained an honours degree in Music alongside a choral scholarship with the Choir of Sidney Sussex College. Her postgraduate studies were generously supported by the William Gibbs Educational Trust as a scholar at St. John’s Hyde Park.
Recent operatic performances include Novice ‘Suor Angelica’ with Opera in the Meantime, Second Woman 'Dido and Aeneas' and Amore/ Damigella ‘L'Incoronazione di Poppea’ with Ensemble Orquesta, Miss Wordsworth ‘Albert Herring’, Gretel ‘Hänsel und Gretel’, Zerlina ‘Don Giovanni’ (Trinity Laban Opera Scenes) and two world premieres: Tiger in Kate Whitley's ‘Paws and Padlocks’ for Blackheath Halls Children's Opera (directed by Harry Fehr and conducted by Christopher Stark) and Elizabeth Barnsley in Stephen McNeff’s ‘Banished’ for Trinity Laban Opera (directed by Elaine Kidd and conducted by Jessica Cottis). She also performed the role of Andrea ‘Jerry Springer: The Opera’ with Cambridge University Opera Society and appeared in ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ (CUOS) and ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ (Minack Theatre) and a concert performance of Rachmaninov’s ‘Aleko’ (Melos Sinfonia, St. John’s Smith Square).
In concert Verity has performed at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, St John’s Smith Square, and Birmingham Symphony Hall. Recent solo concert appearances include Mozart ‘Mass in C Minor’ with the Harlow Chorus, Chilcott ‘Requiem’ and Mozart ‘Coronation Mass’ at St John's Hyde Park, Handel ‘Messiah’ at St Botolph-without-Aldgate, and a one-to-a-part performance of Bach ‘St Matthew Passion’ at St George’s Church, Bloomsbury. Verity also performed as a soloist at the 2017 inauguration of the Lord Mayor of Westminster at Porchester Hall, London. She was a founder member of contemporary vocal ensemble Rubythroat, with whom performances included Berio’s ‘A-Ronne’ and ‘Cries of London’, Schoenberg's ‘Friede auf Erden’ and numerous new commissions.
Passionate about chamber music, Verity has performed Britten’s ‘Les Illuminations’ with the London Meridian Players at venues including St James's Piccadilly, and as part of the Seeklang Festival, Switzerland. She also performed André Previn’s ‘Four Songs for Soprano, ‘cello and piano’ and Shostakovich ‘Seven Romances on poems by Alexander Blok’ with the award-winning Tamesis Piano Trio, and Villa-Lobos ‘Bacchianas Brasilieras’ as part of the Trinity Laban CoLab Festival 2017, under the direction of cellist David Cohen.
Verity has participated in masterclasses with John Graham-Hall, Richard Berkeley-Steele, Ubaldo Fabbri and Ron Morris, among others.
In the 2017/18 season she joined the company of Thursford Christmas Spectacular as an ensemble member and step-out soloist. She is a member of new jazz opera trio, Ellington, and deputises for Belle Voci, acclaimed classical crossover duo and finalists on ITV's The Voice UK.
Verity looks forward to ending this season with the role of Gretel in Opera in the Meantime's new production of 'Hansel and Gretel' at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub, Walthamstow.
Aside from her performing, Verity is in demand as a singing teacher and music educator. She continues her own studies with Dr Jenevora Williams GSMD.
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