Ellen Arkwright graduated Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with a 1st Class Honours Degree where she studied with Joan Rodgers CBE and Anna Tilbrook whom she continues to study with. 

 

In 2010 she was a finalist in BBC 2 Young Chorister of the Year Competition held at St Paul’s Cathedral to an audience of 1800 which was televised on Songs of Praise and aired on BBC Radio 2.  In July 2011 she made her London concert debut with the City of London Sinfonia at St John's, Smith Square where she was conducted and mentored by internationally renowned Philip Dukes. The concert was in aid of Geoffrey Burgon’s memorial concert where she appeared singing the late composers Nunc Dimittis and June’s song.  

 

Notable operatic performances include appearing in the premiere and subsequent performances of Stephen McNeff's The Burning Boy which received critical acclaim in The Times and Opera Magazine. Other operatic performances include Valetto in L'incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi, 1st Spirit in The Magic Flute by Mozart, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck and Celeste in Sunday in the Park with George by Sondheim. 

 

Ellen has appeared in recital, in competition and as a soloist with many choral societies across the country, most recently appearing as soloist with The Chantry Quire conducted by Peter Allwood. Ellen's Oratorio repertoire includes, Bach's St John Passion, Faure's Requiem, Handel's Messiah, Haydn's Creation, Mozart Requiem, Vivaldi's Gloria and Orff's Carmina Burana.

Alongside her classical career Ellen is equally as comfortable singing in her own Jazz Trio and function band at weddings, corporate events and private parties around the country. When she isn't singing Ellen works alongside her colleague Mike Evans running music agency 'MYMUSO'. 

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