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Jenni Harper

Soprano

“Euridice’s simplicity and beauty came across with the tone perfect diction and polished singing of Jenni Harper.”
Jenni Harper Soprano Purple Dress

Biography

Jenni completed the Artist Masters at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2015, for which she was awarded a Distinction. She is a Britten-Pears Young Artist and studies singing with Kate Paterson.

She recently performed the roles of Euridice, La Musica and Speranza for Brighton Early Music Festival’s production of Monteverdi’s Orfeo directed by Thomas Guthrie. Jenni sang Drusilla in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea with Hampstead Garden Opera in May 2017.

Recent concert highlights include singing solos for Mozart’s Requiem and Vesperae Solennes de Confessore with the London Mozart Players; Handel’s Messiah with Dover Choral Society; Mozart’s Vesperae de Dominica and Haydn’s Nelson Mass with the London Pro Arte Choir and Bach’s Weinachts Oratorium with the Croydon Bach Choir and Eclectic Voices. Jenni also recently performed solo recitals of music by Strauss, Fauré and Hahn with Martin Ford (piano) at The Guards Chapel, St Bride’s Church and St Stephen Walbrook.

She recorded a solo CD 'The Mystery of Christmas: Greek Kalanda' with newly composed music by the Greek-Cypriot composer Cilia Petridou, which was released in November 2018.

Jenni is a founder member of the ensemble Ceruleo, with whom she performs solos and duets interwoven with spoken texts to create innovative dramatic performances. Ceruleo were selected for the Young Artist Scheme at the Brighton Early Music Festival 2015-16 and have performed as part of the London Festival of Baroque Music at St John’s Smith Square and at the Accademia Ricercare Antiqua Festival in Italy as well as singing live on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’. They created an immersive operatic experience, The Rival Queens with Thomas Guthrie for Handel and Hendrix in London, which they premiered in July 2017 and reprised in April 2018. Their latest project is the Arts Council funded Burying the Dead, a newly commissioned show about the composer Henry Purcell, which they are touring around several UK festivals in 2018-19 including the Buxton International Festival and Baroque at the Edge at LSO St Luke’s.

Future performances include Burying the Dead with Ceruleo, further solo recitals with Martin Ford, Vivaldi's Gloria with The Baroque Collective, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle with Potters Bar Choral Society, Bach's B Minor Mass with East Grinstead Choral Society and Euridice in Monteverdi’s Orfeo in summer 2019 with I Fagiolini.

Jenni is very grateful for the support of the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, the Katy Choules Memorial Trust and The Guildhall Trust.

Listen

Handel: “I know that my redeemer liveth”

Greek Kalanda CD artwork