The English soprano, Bethany Partridge, began her singing career as a chorister at Exeter Cathedral. She studied music at Trinity College, Cambridge, where she was a Senior Academic Scholar and a Choral Scholar under Stephen Layton.
Bethany Partridge is a freelance soprano currently based in London. She sings with a number of the finest professional choirs as well as enjoying various solo performances. In 2015-2016 she was a member of the inaugural Fellowship Octet of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, with whom she was a section leader and has performed at the BBC Proms and venues across the world. She regularly sings professionally with Tenebrae (Director: Nigel Short), Polyphony (Director: Stephen Layton) and the Gabrieli Consort (Director: Paul McCreesh) and she is currently an Associate Artist with Tenebrae (2016-02017). She was a choral scholar at St Martin-in-the-Fields during her first year of working as a professional singer and now returns to sing with their professional ensemble, St Martinís Voices. She is a founding member of Amici Voices, a Baroque vocal ensemble who specialise in one-per-part performances of works by J.S. Bach. With Amici Voices she has performed in Slovakia, and at the London Bach Festival in St Georgeís Hanover Square.
Bethany Partridge enjoys performing as a soloist, and recent performances include Rossiniís Petite Messe Solenelle (Musicanti, Paris), Filia in Carissimiís Jephte (Ensemble Vocale de Pontoise, Paris), W.A. Mozartís Exsultate Jubilate, George Frideric Handelís Messiah, Monteverdiís 1610 Vespers, Johannes Brahmsí Ein deutsches Requiem, Felix Mendelssohnís Elijah, W.A. Mozartís Mass in C minor, and J.S. Bachís St Matthew Passion (BWV 244), St John Passion (BWV 245) and the Weihnachts-Oratorium (BWV 248). Operatic roles have included Lucia in Benjamin Britten's The Rape of Lucretia, Cobweb in B. Britten's A Midsummer Nightís Dream, and Second Boy in W.A. Mozart's The Magic Flute. She is also a keen recitalist and has recently given solo recitals in Cambridge and Witney on the themes of birdsong and Shakespeare.