Biography

Rosamund Walton is a critically acclaimed professional soprano whose career has seen her perform in many of the major concert venues of Britain and Europe and singing with orchestras such as the English Chamber orchestra and the London Mozart Players.  Now based in East Anglia she maintains a busy solo performance schedule from intimate recitals to full-scale oratorios and opera.  She also sings with the Morley Consort and is the professional soprano for the Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, one of the Inns of Court. Rosamund studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under Helen Lawson, gaining a Post Graduate Diploma and a Masters in Concert Singing.  Whilst there she won the Norma Greig French Song prize and an award from the Barcapel Foundation Trust.  She has recently become an Associate of the Come and Sing Company.

 

Her early musical training was as a ‘cellist and composer at Trinity College of Music’s Junior Department on a full scholarship where she won prizes for composition, improvisation and singing.  She then moved into choral and church music, singing with the Rodolfus Choir.  She was a member of the choir of St. Paul's, Knightsbridge and was the Cantor at Westminster Cathedral before leaving London to further her studies in Scotland. She has always maintained a keen interest in contemporary classical music and toured regularly with the New London Chamber Choir, singing with them across Europe and the UK including Zagreb, Rome and Paris.

 

Her early stage experience came as a principal with the W11 Children's Opera group for many years under the baton of Nicholas Kraemer and Wayne Marshall.  She also performed with the National Youth Music Theatre at Sadler's Wells and The Swan Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon.  Rosamund's initial Degree was in Drama from the University of East Anglia.  After graduating she spent many years working as an actress in both straight theatre and musicals before deciding to concentrate on the classical repertoire.

 



ORATORIO HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE;

Haydn Nelson Mass - St John Smith Square

Handel - Let the bright seraphim - House of Lords

Rossini Stabat Mater, Petite Messe Solennelle, Mozart Requiem, Handel Messiah, Haydn Nelson Mass, Mozart Vespers, Vivaldi Gloria - Honourable Society of Gray's Inn

Allain - Vespers London Mozart Players & SCCS

Allain - Vespers London Mozart Players & Norwich Choral Society

Hawes Eventide English Chamber Orchestra & SCCS

Britten War Requiem - Gresham's Choral Society

Will Todd Mass in blue - With composer and Kings Lynn Festival Chorus

Howard Goodall Lux Aeterna - SCCS

Bach Magnificat - Norwich Philharmonic

Haydn Creation St Andrew's Hall, Norwich

Davidson Middleham Requiem - Queen Anne - St James the Greater, Leicester on the occasion of the reinterment of Richard III

Mozart Exultate Jubilate - All Saints Church, Bakewell, Derby

Orff Carmina Burana & Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle - Ipswich Choral Society

Brahms Requiem, Mozart Requiem, Handel Messiah, Schubert Mass in G, Vivaldi Gloria, Haydn Nelson Mass, Bach Magnificat, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle - Mid Norfolk Singers

Mozart Requiem, Bach Magnificat, Haydn Creation, Orff Carmina Burana- Fakenham Choral Society

Haydn Little Organ Mass - Hertford Choral Society

Handel Messiah - Glasgow City Chorus

Mozart Mass in C minor, Bach St John Passion, Pergolesi Stabat Mater - St Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich

Faure Requiem - Norwich School Choral Society

Mendelssohn Hear My Prayer, Paul Carr Requiem for an Angel - Hethersett Singers

Mozart Missa Brevis, Haydn Missa Brevis,  Mozart Requiem- Barton Turf Choral Society

Bach St Matthew Passion - Eye Bach Choir

Walton - Facade, Stravinsky - A Soldier's Tale - Cantiaquorum



RECITALS & CONCERTS INCLUDE;

Gray's Inn, London Summer Concert Series - pianist Chris Warner; 

The Garrick Club, London;
St Moritz Opera Gala, Switzerland;
The Bakehouse, Gatehouse of Fleet - pianist Geoff Keating;
Balquhidder Summer Music series - pianist Claire Haslin;

Stranger's Club, Great Hospital, Norwich - pianist Duncan Barlow;

Opera Gala - Fakenham Choral Society - pianists James Laird & Philip Voldman

Valentine's Opera Gala - Sudbury Rotary Club, St Peters, Sudbury - pianist Chris Warner

"Songs to rub your rhubarb" One woman cabaret at Las Estrellas, London & Norwich Playhouse bar - pianist Chris Warner;

St Anne's & St Andrew, Queen's Park, London;

Featured soloist with Gwent Police Male Voice Choir



STAGE ROLES INCLUDE;

OPERA & MUSICAL

Dido - Purcell - Dido and Aeneas - Norwich Baroque & Morley Consort

Tytania - Britten - A midsummer night's dream - Claxton Opera

Mrs Noye - Britten - Noye's Fludde - Gresham's

The Soprano - Tom Johnson - Four Note Opera  - East End Opera 

Despina - Mozart - Cosi fan tutti - with Paul Hamburger in Vienna

1st Witch - Purcell - Dido and Aeneas - RSAMD

Mother - Richard Stilgoe - Brilliant the dinosaur - premiere conducted by the composer

Girl on a date - Blues in the Night with Fancy Free productions

Maria - Bernstein - West Side Story - Farrer Theatre, Eton

Rose - Hillbrow - New End Theatre, Hampstead

 

THEATRE

Phoebe - As you like it, Miranda - The Tempest - both with Albion Shakespeare company

Frida - Henry IV by Pirandello
Harriet Westbrook - Bloody Poetry  by Howard Brenton
both with Double Edge Drama - Edinburgh Festival

Lupe - Action - by Sam Shepard, - End to End Theatre company - Pleasance Theatre, London

 



TV & RECORDINGS INCLUDE;

BBC - Ratkine Jenkins - Richard Hammond's 'Blast Lab'
Adverts; Persil & Hyundai
Recorded for Herald record label: Twelve Anthems by Francis Grier; Mater Ora Filium works by Bax and Vilette;
Among the leaves so green



MASTERCLASSES INCLUDE;

Dame Ann Murray, Philip Langridge, Malcolm Martineau, Jonathan Hinden, John Streets, Rosalind Plowright



 

"The four soloists all gave a polished performance, but special mention must be given to the Soprano, Rosamund Walton, who introduced her solo, Dove Sono from Marriage of Figaro telling us exactly how it fitted in to the story, followed by a stunning performance which delighted the audience." - Barton & District Parish Magazine
 
"What a superb voice - and an accomplished actress as well." 

“Thank you! Your performance was stunning”  

"I would like to thank you for singing with us last night. You sang beautifully and your contribution was invaluable in making the concert such a success. Afterwards, many of the audience commented on the high quality of solo singing with your lovely 'Break in Grief ' being a favourite for many." 

“You sang both arias most beautifully... Congratulations on such a lovely performance!”  

“The soprano was especially moving”

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