St Bride's: Music

Nina Bennet

Nina Bennet

Nina Bennet studied Philosophy and English at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, before embarking on musical training at the Royal College of Music, London. Whilst there, under the tutelage of Margaret Cable she gained a Graduate Diploma in Singing and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Early Music. She now studies with Annette Thompson.

Recent concert platform work has included Haydn's Creation and Nelson Mass, Mozart's Coronation Mass, Requiem and the C Minor Mass under Jeremy Backhouse in Guildford Cathedral. She has also performed Haydn's Little Organ Mass and Faure's Requiem with the City of London Sinfonia, Bach's Magnificat under Tim Brown, Bach's B Minor Mass and Monteverdi's Vespers with Charivari Agreable in St John's Smith Square, Bach's Christmas Oratorio with Peter Schreier, also in St John's, and Vivaldi's Gloria with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Cadogan Hall.

Nina is becoming increasingly in demand in contemporary music performing Birtwistle's Nine Settings of Celan with Kokoro, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's contemporary group, and Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire with Sequenza at the Oxford Lieder Festival. Last year she performed the European premiere of Sebastian Currier's Vocalissimus, also with Kokoro. Equally at home in both Jazz and Gospel, she recently performed with Ken Burton in his piece Take Time to Change, and sang the Duke Ellington Sacred Concerts in Cadogan Hall.

She is also a versatile consort singer and recently toured Germany, Italy and Spain with the Academy of Ancient Music under Richard Egarr. She appears regularly with the BBC Singers, The London Voices and the Geoffrey Mitchell Choir in recordings for Opera Rara.