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Seymour, Bethany - soprano soloist and consort sin
Period(s) Renaissance, Classical, Baroque
Biography

Bethany Seymour read music at University of Leeds, with part of her studies studying at Köln Musikhochschule with Barbara Schlick. She now divides her time between a solo career and small vocal ensembles both in the UK and Europe spending much of her time on the continent where she has performed in music festivals such as Knechtsteden, Leipzig, Graz, Amsterdam, Rheingau, Sterzing and Santiago de Compostella. In UK Bethany sings with several ensembles including Yorkshire Bach Choir and Yorkshire Baroque Soloists with whom she has sung soprano solo on three commercial recordings for Signum records: Bach St John Passion, Bach B minor Mass and Bach St Matthew Passion. She has also appeared live on Radio 3 Early Music Show and In Tune.

Her concert career has focused on oratorio and early opera (staged performances of Purcell King Arthur; Fairy Queen; Dido & Aeneas; Pergolesi L'Olympiade) and cantatas by composers including Bach, Handel, A Scarlatti, Conti and CPE Bach particularly with trumpet (Bach Cantata 51, Jauchzet Gott, Scarlatti Su le Sponde). Other cantata/motet programmes have included Handel Gloria, Conti Languet Anima Mea, Mozart Exsultate jubilate, De la Guerre and Monteclair. She frequently performs with continuo in repertoire by Carissimi, Strozzi, Purcell and Handel and also enjoys singing with fortepiano in early Lieder by CPE Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Zelter, Reichardt, Schubert, Loewe and Schumann.

In 2013 Bethany was awarded a BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship in connection with the National Centre for Early Music.

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Main contact name
Bethany Seymour

Postal address
11 Bootham Terrace, York, YO30 7DH

Telephone Number
(0044) 07878 192 585

Email address
bethanyseymour2@hotmail.com

Website address
www.bethanyseymour.co.uk

Other associated sites
http://twitter.com/bethany_seymour http://www.yorkshirebachchoir.org.uk/nelsonvideo.shtml