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JACQUELINE DIAS studied at the University of Oxford before joining the Postgraduate Diploma course at the Royal Northern College of Music and since then has performed widely both in the UK and beyond. She lived for two years in Copenhagen, where she gave many concerts, appearing with Royal Danish Opera pianist Ulrich Staerk and Norwegian harpsichordist Gunnhild Tønder.

Jacqueline’s opera roles have included the Dew Fairy (Hansel and Gretel), Nedda (I Pagliacci), First Lady (The Magic Flute) and Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro). She has performed regularly as a professional soloist with St Albans Chamber Opera, taking leading roles in performances of The Fairy Queen and Acis and Galatea. She has also played the roles of Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia and Blondchen in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with the same company. Her many oratorio performances include Brahms’ Deutsches Requiem with Welwyn Garden City Choral Society, The Messiah at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham, Monteverdi Vespers at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, Handel L’Allegro, Il Penseroso ed Il Moderato, Jephtha, Judas Maccabaeus, Haydn Nelson Mass and The Creation, Pergolesi Stabat Mater, Bach Magnificat, Schubert Stabat Mater and Mass in G, and Vivaldi Gloria. Earlier in 2012 Jacqueline performed as soloist in a concert of Baroque masterpieces with Renaissance Voices, under conductor Michael Sanderson and was soloist in the 90th Anniversary Concert of Welwyn Garden City Music Society, with conductor James Ross.

An experienced and keen recitalist, Jacqueline has performed with several groups, including the Holywell Ensemble and Realm of Music and has also appeared in concert with harpsichordists Terence Charlston and Katharine May. She has performed on many occasions with pianist Margaret Ozanne, including a concert as part of the Llandeilo Festival of Music and Flowers in Wales.

Performances

 

24 September 2015, 10.30 am, coffee concert, Guildford Cathedral, with Sue Gill, Clarinet/Margaret Ozanne, Piano

20 June 2015, 7.30 pm, Poulenc Gloria, Duparc songs, Welwyn Garden City Orchestra and Chorus, St John’s, Digswell/James Ross

19 June 2015, 12.30 pm, lunchtime recital, St John’s Church, Boxmoor, with Sue Gill, Clarinet/Margaret Ozanne, Piano

 23 May 2015, 4.30 pm, recital as part of St Martha’s Festival, Chilworth, near Guildford, with baritone Jagoba Fadrique

28 March 2015, 7.30 pm, Mosaic Chamber Choir concert, St Peter’s Church, St Albans

21 March 2015, 7.30 pm, Rossini Stabat Mater, Welwyn Garden City Orchestra and Chorus, St John’s, Digswell/James Ross

22 November 2014, Rutter Magnificat, All Saints Festival Choir, Orpington

28 June 2014, 7.30 pm, Mozart Requiem and Garcia Requiem, All Saints Festival Choir, Orpington

24 May 2014, 2 pm, concert with Susan Gill (Clarinet) and Margaret Ozanne (Piano) as part of St Martha’s Festival, Chilworth

27 April, 4 pm, baroque recital with Kati Debretzeni (violin) and Katharine May (harpsichord), St Peter’s Church, St Albans

5 April 2014, 7.30 pm, Scarlatti Stabat Mater, with Voix de Vivre chamber choir, directed by Neil Mackenzie, St Peter’s Church, St Albans

2 April 2014, 1 pm, lunchtime recital with The Wilson Consort, St Peter’s Church, St Albans

9 March 2014, 7.45 pm, French song recital, All Saints Church, Orpington, with Miles Golding (violin), Raymond Lewis (piano)

14 December 2013, 7 pm, Schubert Mass in G, Ramirez, Navidad Nuestra, Thurrock Choral Society, Grays Parish Church

7 December 2013, 7.30 pm, Britten Sacred and Profane and Music for Advent, Mosaic Chamber Choir, the Lady Chapel, St Albans Cathedral

23rd November 2013, soloist in Handel Israel in Egypt with Voix de Vivre, directed by Neil Mackenzie, St Saviour’s Church, St Albans

22nd November 2013, Britten Birthday Celebration, Maltings Art Theatre, St Albans, including Hymn to St Cecilia

7th September 2013, Song Recital, Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead

13th July 2013, Britten War Requiem, with chamber choir Mosaic and St Albans Bach Choir, St Albans Abbey, conducted by Sir Richard Armstrong

9th June 2013, Song Recital, All Saints Church, Orpington

25th May 2013, Song Recital, St Martha’s Church, Chilworth (Schubert Shepherd on the Rock with clarinettist Sue Gill, Handel arias with Ishani Bhoola, violinist)

20th April 2013, Bruckner Mass in F Minor – Luton Choral Society

24th March 2013, Pergolesi, Stabat Mater – St Andrew’s Church, Enfield

23rd March 2013, Mendelssohn, Elijah – Welwyn Garden City Music Society, St John’s Church, Digswell

9th March 2013, Schubert Stabat Mater and Stanford Stabat Mater – All Saints Festival Choir, Orpington