Chen Reiss Masterclass
The first Philharmonia Chorus Masterclass took place on 6 December at the Bridewell Hall,St Bride Foundation, with soprano Chen Reiss. One reaction on Twitter - 'Absolutely great masterclass with ChenReiss and the Philharmonia Chorus. Haven't seen something so interesting in a long time.' .
Chen Reiss is one of the world's most accomplished sopranos. She has performed leading parts at the Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Teatro alla Scala, Semperoper Dresden, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg State Opera, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Opera Company of Philadelphia and the Israeli Opera. On the concert platform she has appeared with many distinguished conductors, and she is also an active lieder singer. Her solo album, Liaisons, won the Diapason d'Or in 2011, and her most recent album Le Rossignol et la Rose with pianist Charles Spencer, has been released by ONYX Classics.
This Masterclass was devoted to the music of Bach. Five singers drawn from the Philharmonia Chorus - sopranos Fleur de Bray, Iria Perestrelo, and Sophie Atalar, mezzo-soprano Sarah Denbee, tenor William Morgan and baritone Felix Kemp - participated.