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Elizabeth Drury Sopranp

Biography

Elizabeth Drury is a soprano based in London specialising in baroque and 21st century repertoire. At the start of 2014 she was a semi-finalist in the London Handel Competition.

Elizabeth graduated from the Royal College of Music in June 2007 with a first class honours degree, studying Saxophone and Voice, and supported by a Jane Melber award. Elizabeth sings with many UK choirs including Ex Cathedra, Tenebrae, the BBC Singers, the Eric Whitacre Singers, London Voices and the Academy of Ancient Music Choir. She has recorded with Tenebrae, Polyphony, the Academy of Ancient Music, the BBC Singers and the Ex Cathedra Consort. She often records at Abbey Road studios with London Voices, and sang at the chapel of St Peter ad Vincula in the Tower of London, with whom she has toured to South Africa and Rome. 


In August 2012 Elizabeth was the Coloratura Soprano soloist in Stockhausen’s opera “Mittwoch aus Licht” with Ex Cathedra and Birmingham Opera Company. She reprised this role at the BBC Proms in July 2013. Her other opera roles have included Gilda from Verdi's Rigoletto with Bacchanale, and Belinda from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas at the Musique Cordiale festival, Nice.

She has toured to America with Tenebrae and the Eric Whitacre Singers, and parts of Europe with the Academy of Ancient Music, Tenebrae and Ex Cathedra Consort, and China with London Voices. She performed as a soloist with Ex Cathedra in Handel's Messiah in Birmingham Symphony Hall in December 2014, and in Handel's Dixit Dominus in Symphony Hall in October 2015.

Elizabeth works as a vocal tutor for Ex Cathedra’s education programme, working at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and primary schools in Birmingham and London. She is a soloist on Ex Cathedra's new CD, "Brazilian Adventures."

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