Professional Singer

Emma Pooley - SInging teacher

I have two degrees in Music – a first class honours degree in Music (BMus) from the University of London (Royal Holloway College), and a master’s degree in Music Theory & Analysis (MMus) from the University of London (King’s College).

I am a classically trained singer.  My solo performances with opera companies include parts in Janacek’s The Diary of One Who Vanished, and Mozart’s Le Nozze Di Figaro. I have sung solo parts in various choral works including Beethoven’s Mass in C, Brahms’ Requiem, Chilcott’s Wenceslas, Fauré’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem & Vesperae Solennes, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Purcell’s Ode to St. Cecilia and Come Ye Sons of Art, Rutter’s Magnificat and Vivaldi’s Gloria. I have appeared as a guest solo artist and recitalist at numerous concerts, singing music from a range of genres including English Song, French Song, German Lieder, Musical Theatre, Opera Arias and Spirituals.

Recently my focus has been on orchestral song cycles: e.g. Canteloube’s Chants D’Auvergnes, Finzi’s Dies Natalis, Strauss’s Four Last Songs, and Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder.  This genre marries the smaller scale, more intimate, musical medium of classical song for voice and piano, with the diversity and richness of an orchestra. Performing with an orchestra as the soprano soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 and Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder was an ideal opportunity for me to work with the rich palette of an orchestra’s colours.

I was a choral scholar at university and I have sung as a member of many professional church choirs in London including St. Peter’s, Eaton Square; St Augustine’s, Queen’s Gate; St. Etheldreda’s, Ely Place; and St. Bartholomew-the-Great, Smithfield. I have sung with London Voices and The Pinewood Singers at international concerts and on recordings for film soundtracks and computer games (including Harry Potter).

Emma Pooley

Teaching Singing in Marlborough