St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Anna Sideris - soprano and Jocelyn Freeman - piano

Friday, 6 June at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Anna Sideris - soprano and Jocelyn Freeman - piano

Purcell arr. Britten

                The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation

Brahms

                Mein Mädel hat einen Rosenmund 
                  Da Unten im Tale
                  Schwesterlein, Schwesterlien

 Debussy from Fêtes Galantes

                En Sourdine
                   Fantoches          
                   Clair de lune

 Rossini from Il Signor Bruschino

                Sofia's aria

Anna Sideris completed her undergraduate degree in music at New College, Oxford University and is now studying for her masters in performance at the Royal Academy of music. Anna is supported by the Kohn Foundation and the Josephine Baker Trust and received a Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award 2014. In 2013 she won third prize in the Maureen Lehane vocal awards and in 2011 was awarded the prestigious Harriet Cohen Memorial Prize. While at university Anna worked in masterclasses with eminent singers, such as Renee Fleming, Toby Spence, Ann Murray and Mark Wildman. She was also involved in the performance of new student works with Ensemble ISIS and worked closely with the contemporary composer Rhian Samuels.

 

Anna has completed two seasons with Garsington Opera, covering the role of Anna in Maometto Secondo (Rossini), Argene in L'Olimpiade (Vivaldi) and singing chorus in The Magic Flute (Mozart). Other operatic experience includes Tamiri (cover) in Il Re Pastore (Mozart) for New Chamber Opera, Monica in The Medium (Menotti) & Eurydice in Orfeus and Eurydice (Gluck) for New Chamber Opera Studio, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) & Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring (Britten) for Young Opera, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas (Purcell) & Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) for Oxford Opera Society.

Jocelyn Freeman is currently a Junior Fellow at the Royal College of Music and much in demand as a duo partner. She was awarded the DipRAM on graduating from the Royal Academy of Music and was a multiple prize-winner in the accompaniment competitions during her studies there. She was generously supported by the Musicians' Benevolent Fund, Richard Carne Trust, EMI Music Sound Foundation, Seary Trust, and was a Samling Scholar in 2011. Competition successes have also included the Gold Award at the Marlow International Concerto Competition and the Instrumental Blue Rhiband at the National Eisteddfod. 


Recitals have taken her to numerous concert halls, music clubs and festivals around the UK, including the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, The Sage Gateshead, Aberystwyth MusicFest, Chelsea Schubert Festival and the Spitalfields Festival. She has also performed in the Caribbean, Singapore, Cyprus, France and Denmark. Her performances have been broadcast on BBC, Sky and S4C television and she has performed concerti with the Cardiff Sinfonietta, in Aberystwyth Great Hall and St David's Cathedral. Jocelyn is often engaged as an accompanist at conservatories, major competitions and summer schools, including Dartington International Summer School, BBC Young Musician of the Year and the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition.