24th June 2018 6pm
Jessica Cale is a Robert Lancaster scholar supported by a Helen Marjorie Tonks Award, and the Josephine Baker Trust, on the Masters of Performance course at the Royal College of Music where she studies with Rosa Mannion and Caroline Dowdle. Jessica is originally from Pembrokeshire, West Wales, and was awarded her undergraduate degree from Cardiff University in 2014 receiving First Class Honours. Alongside her studies, Jessica has a successful career performing as both a soloist and as an ensemble and consort singer, working regularly with many of today's leading Baroque vocal ensembles including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; the Monteverdi Choir, The Sixteen and the Gabrieli Consort. Jessica's most recent concert performances include Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Brahms’ Requiem, Poulenc’s Gloria, Mozart’s ‘Great' Mass in C Minor and Mendelssohn's Elijah. Jessica was recently a finalist in the prestigious Dunraven Welsh Young Singer of the Year Competition 2018, held at the Royal Welsh College of Music. Jessica’s operatic experience includes the role of Dido in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas; Serpetta in Mozart’s The Garden of Disguises for Ryedale Festival Opera; and Musetta (La Boheme) and Melisande (Pelleas et Melisande) for the Royal College of Music Opera Scenes. This summer she returns to Ryedale Festival Opera to perform the role of Despina in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutti.