Nicola Corbishley

A music graduate of the University of Liverpool, and a past Edinburgh resident, Nicola now enjoys a varied performing career based in London. She works regularly with ensembles including Gabrieli Consort, Dunedin Consort, Choir of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Ex Cathedra Consort, Polyphony and Tenebrae, with this work often taking her abroad, most recently to Spain, Germany, France and Switzerland. Her solo work has recently featured Vivaldi Gloria, Haydn Creation, Handel Ode on St Cecilia’s Day and Graham Hair Three Microtonal Songs for Soprano, Bb Clarinet and Harmonium.

Nicola has appeared with Edinburgh Symphony Baroque in two well-received Handel opera productions in the Fringe: the title role in Semele in 2007 and Xerxes (Romilda) in 2006. She has recently performed with Opera Chilmark in two sold-out staged performances of Purcell The Fairy Queen. Forthcoming solo engagements include Monteverdi Vespers of 1610, Handel Messiah and Bach St Matthew Passion.

Later this year, Nicola is looking forward to Handel Messiah with the Dunedin Consort in Festival de la Musique de La Chaise Dieu; concerts and recording of Berlioz Grande Messe des Morts with Gabrieli Consort, in Wroclaw, Poland; Monteverdi Vespers and madrigals with Ex Cathedra Consort in the UK; a return to France (Châlons-en-Champagne) for a performance of the choral music of Handel, Purcell, Farmer, Gibbons and Blow, also with Ex Cathedra Consort; and Bach Christmas Oratorio on a tour of the UK with Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment under John Butt.