Programme to include songs by Barbara Strozzi, Hildegard Von Bingen, Francesca Caccini, Alma Mahler, Clara Schumann and Ethel Smyth
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available available from 10.15am
Elizabeth Unsworth-Wilson is a mezzo-soprano currently studying the Artist Masters programme in Historical Performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, supported by the Glasgow Society for the Benefit of the Sons and Daughters of Ministers of the Church of Scotland and currently holds a Guildhall general scholarship. She completed her BMus at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she focused primarily on contemporary repertoire.
Elizabeth has performed with a number of chamber groups in and around London. She opened the London Handel Festival with the Amadè Players and performed as the alto soloist in Bach’s Die elenden sollen essen with the Wild Street Ensemble. She performs in occasional services at the chapel of Thomas Guy, Southwark Cathedral and St Paul’s Cathedral. She currently holds the alto choral scholarship at St George’s Church in Beckenham also performing as a soloist.
While at Guildhall she has performed with the Guildhall Cantata ensemble as part of the London Handel festival, in Baroque opera scenes within Guildhall, in the Guildhall Consort and most recently as part of a small five part ensemble.
Prior to her studies in London, Elizabeth held a scholarship with St Salvator’s Chapel Choir, the flagship choir of the University of St Andrews. While in St Andrews she also performed with the university’s Gilbert and Sullivan Society, as the Duchess in The Gondoliers and the Consul in Trial by Jury. She was also in the St Andrews Opera production of Acis and Galatea as part of the eight-part chorus. This summer she took part in The Kellie Consort’s tour of Scotland as an alto and second soprano soloist. Her upcoming engagements include lute song concerts in Milngavie and London and various collaborations with colleagues from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.