We had the pleasure of inviting Ellen to sing for our Harvest Festival in October 2022.
Ellen Pearson ATCL is a Mezzo-Soprano studying in her fourth year at the Royal Northern College of Music, under the tutelage of Elizabeth Ritchie. In September 2022, Ellen will be beginning her Master’s of Music with Alison Wells at the Royal College of Music as an RCM Scholar.
During the RNCM Spring 2022 Production of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Ellen was thrilled to share the roles of ‘Le Due Donne’ with Cherie Tse. Furthermore, Ellen has performed the roles of Melisande (Pelleas et Melisande – Debussy) and Meg (Little Women – Adamo) as part of RNCM Opera Scenes.
Awarded an entry scholarship by the Waverley Fund to study Voice at the Royal Northern College of Music, Ellen has performed as part of the chorus in several of the RNCM’s Operatic productions including Purcell’s Fairy Queen, Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmelites as well as during a Staged Performance of Act 3 of La Traviata. Her first professional engagement as part of a chorus will be in Bellini’s La Sonnambula as part of Random Opera Company’s Summer 2022 Production.
Performing Art Song is a particular passion of Ellen’s, and she is delighted to have performed several recitals of exciting repertoire this year as part of the 2021/22 RNCM Songsters. She also performs regularly as a soloist across Kent, Manchester and London with the Salford Cathedral Choir, Amici Chorus, Canterbury Ladies’ Choir and Gravesham Choral Society.
During her time at the RNCM, Ellen was awarded first prize in the Chris Petty English Song Prize (2022) as well as receiving Highly Commended in the Alexander Young Prize (2021). Selected to represent the Royal Northern College of Music in the Junior Kathleen Ferrier Competition, Ellen is proud to have also won the Canterbury Festival Youth Bursary Competition, the AESS Catherine Lambert Young Recital Prize, the Kath Topping Award for Vocal Studies as well as the Junior Trinity Singing Prize.
A keen ensemble singer: Ellen is a choral scholar at Salford Cathedral, as well as singing currently with the Rodolfus Choir, the Royal Northern College of Music Chamber Choir, and the Canterbury Voices.