Helen Charlston (mezzo-soprano) began singing as a chorister and head chorister of the St Albans Abbey Girls Choir. She then studied music with a choral scholarship at Trinity College, Cambridge. Helen is now increasingly in demand as a soloist worldwide. Engagements this year include Duruflé Requiem (City of London Sinfonia/Benjamin Nicholas), Bach Magnificat in D (Auckland Philharmonia/Stephen Layton) and performances of Handel’s Messiah with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the Seattle Symphony. On the stage, Helen’s operatic roles have included Olga/Eugene Onegin, Florence Pike/Albert Herring, Ino/Semele, Sara/Tobias and the Angel (Dove), Dinah/Trouble in Tahiti (Bernstein) and created the role of Dido in the premiere of Dido is Dead, by young composer Rhiannon Randle. Alongside her solo performances, Helen sings with vocal ensembles including the Gabrieli Consort, Polyphony and Amici Voices, and is a peripatetic singing teacher at Fulham Prep School.
For more information about Helen see: www.helencharlston.com