Luminatus & David Bray

Biography Luminatus & David Bray

Hannah Littleton
is a classically trained, freelance coloratura soprano and vocal tutor based in Cambridge. She performs repertoire of a wide range of styles and languages with finesse, confidence and vitality. Her technical proficiency is equally matched by her extremely characterful expression, commented on by many at her performances, drawing audiences into the emotions and narrative of every piece. Hannah’s linguistic aptitude is highly evident in her performance of foreign-language repertoire. Furthermore, her academic background is evident in the vocal integrity of her performances, which demonstrate a clear sensitivity to the historical background and musical subtleties of the repertoire.

In 2018, Hannah graduated with a first class BMus (Hons) Degree, in which she specialized in solo vocal performance. Following this, she graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2019 with a Masters in Choral Studies, during which she received regular vocal ensemble training by internationally acclaimed octet, Voces8, and regular solo training. Her experience of vocal performance and education includes: membership of the prestigious young artists' programme of The Sixteen, 'Genesis Sixteen'; singing at many BBC Proms as a member of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus and as a member of the BBC Proms Youth Choir; singing as a first soprano and regular soloist with auditioned chamber choirs at the University of Birmingham in 2015-2018 and in Christ's College Choir (Cambridge) in 2018/19; singing regularly at concerts and events across England as a freelance soprano soloist and ensemble member; operatic roles such as Pamilie in Rameau's 'La naissance d'Osiris' (St John's College, Cambridge) and Pallade, Venere and Virtú in Monteverdi's 'Poppea' (Trinity College, Cambridge); the role of Maria in Handel's 'Brockes Passion (Kings College, Cambridge); soloist on tours to Berlin and Leipzig with Birmingham University Singers and to Singapore with Christ's College Choir. She has performed in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Usher Hall and St John's Smith Square, and has worked with world-renowned conductors, such as Sir Simon Rattle OM CBE, Simon Halsey CBE, Harry Christophers CBE, Edward Gardner OBE, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, John Wilson, Marin Alsop, and Simon Carrington, amongst others.

is a vocal ensemble which aims to give performance in the East Midlands and East of England. It is a small, but flexible group, specialising in relatively unknown Renaissance music and contemporary repertoire.

David Bray
is a trumpet player, composer, arranger, author, music editor and for ten years was the County Music Adviser in Northamptonshire. He has conducted national and international prize-winning choirs and other ensembles around the UK, on national television and radio.

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