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Cecilia Osmond (Soprano)

Born: 1977 - Canada

The Canadian soprano, Cecilia Osmond, was a music scholar at St Paul’s Girls’ School, London, and then a choral scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge, where she read music. Upon graduation from Trinity she was awarded a Travelling Studentship, enabling her to continue her vocal studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Julie Kennard and Clara Taylor. While at the Royal Academy she received the Ethel Bilsland and Van Smit Prizes for Singing and the Silver Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. She currently studies with Barbara Pearson and Jonathan Papp.

Cecilia Osmond is in constant demand as an oratorio soloist, with recent performances including Mozart’s Requiem (King's College Choir Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury), Orff’s Carmina Burana (Royal Albert Hall/Sir David Willcocks) and J.S. Bach’s Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244) (Florilegium/David Hill). Her recent recording of Bach’s solo Cantata O Holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit, BWV 210 is available on the Cantoris label. She has performed the title role in George Frideric Handel’s Theodora at the Spitalfields Festival with director Nicholas McGegan, and was the soloist in J.S. Bach’s Weihnachts-Oratorium (BWV 248) with the Gabrieli Consort under Paul McCreesh, and in J.S. Bach’s Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244) with The Sixteen and Harry Christophers.

Cecilia Osmond also continues to perform frequently with professional vocal ensembles such as The Sixteen, The Tallis Scholars, The King’s Consort and The Cardinall’s Musick.

Early Music Today, reviewing a recent concert, described her as the ‘star of the evening... [she] sang through the demanding programme with total assurance, glorious sound and great clarity of line.’

 

Source: Nicholson Proud Website (March 2007)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (January 2008)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

John Butt

Soprano

BWV 232, BWV 244

Laurence Cummings

Soprano

BWV 210

Andrew Mackay

Soprano

BWV 225, 229, 230 [w/ Sarum Consort]

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Cecilia Osmond - Soprano (Nicholson Proud)

 

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