Cleveland Philharmonic Choir

Ruth Jenkins-Róbertsson - Soprano

Winner of the 2012 John Scott Award from the Scottish Opera Endowment Trust, Second Prize at the 2012 Kathleen Ferrier Awards and the 2011 Leonard Ingrams Award from Garsington Opera, Ruth Jenkins-Róbertsson grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne and graduated in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge. She was taught by David Lowe and sang with Jesus College Chapel Choir under Dan Hyde, with whom she recorded Charles Wood’s St Mark Passion for Naxos.

Ruth Jenkins-Róbertsson graduated in 2012 from the Opera Course at London’s Royal Academy of Music, where she studied with Lillian Watson and Audrey Hyland. At the RAM, her roles included Zhou in the world première of Peter Maxwell Davies’ Kommilionen!, Fiordiligi Così fan tutte and the Queen of the Night Die Zauberflöte. Ruth was a Bach Kohn Scholar for the Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series and a member of the Royal Academy of Music Song Circle, through which she made her debuts at King’s Place and the Wigmore Hall. She has won the Pavarotti Prize, the Dame Eva Turner Operatic Award and the Jackdaw Vocal Awards. She was also a prize winner at Clonter Opera and in the AESS Courtney Kenny English Song Competition, and a finalist in both the Richard Lewis Competition and the Nancy Nuttall Early Music Prize. She has undertaken masterclasses with Sir Thomas Allen, Barbara Bonney, Angelika Kirchschlager and Ann Murray DBE.

Ruth recently sang Zerlina in Sir Thomas Allen’s new production of Don Giovanni and also Norina Don Pasquale, both with Scottish Opera. Ruth’s other engagements have included Papagena The Magic Flute with Scottish Opera and Garsington Opera, Queen of the Night Die Zauberflöte at the Bath Festival and for Garsington Opera at West Green House, Frasquita Carmen for Raymond Gubbay Ltd at the Royal Albert Hall, Dew Fairy Hänsel und Gretel for Garsington Opera, the B Minor Mass with the Brandeburg Sinfonia, Messiah with Brian Kay at the Royal Albert Hall, Messiah at Sage Gateshead with the Northern Sinfonia, Mozart Requiem at the Royal Festival Hall, Coronation Classics at the Royal Albert Hall, the Nelson Mass at St John’s, Smith Square, Exsultate Jubilate at Chichester Cathedral, Mozart Mass in C Minor and Vivaldi Gloria with the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, and The Cholmondeley Castle Proms Fireworks Concert with the Manchester Camerata. Her broadcasts include In Tune for BBC Radio 3.

In 2014 Ruth was selected as ‘Artist of the Month’ in Opera Now’s February Edition, and she was also featured as a ‘New Music Artist’ for the Telegraph. Her current engagements include Lisette La Rondine with Iford Arts, Queen of the Night The Magic Flute with Northern Ireland Opera, Mozart Mass in C Minor at Bath Abbey and Haydn The Creation with the Ten Tors Orchestra.

Ruth is a Samling Scholar and gratefully acknowledges the support of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

See Ruth Jenkins-Róbertsson's Website

JS Bach: Mass in B Minor

Stockton Parish Church. 17th March 2018, 7:30pm

See Concerts page for details of this and our other planned concerts.

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Happy 2018 to all our choir members - past, present and future! We are looking forward to an exciting year, with two of the greatest choral works in our sights - Bach's B Minor Mass and Britten's War Requiem.

There are some lovely new photos of the Junior Choir - take a look at their Recent Events on the CPJC tab

See Music page for required mark-ups to the New and Old Novello editions of the Bach, and mark up your copy accordingly.

See Denis Rigg's website where you can buy prints from his excellent portfolio of photographs - all profits go to our War Requiem fund.

See DATES section farther down page

You might be interested in an orchestral concert in Darlington - see details below:


Tue 9 Jan
- First rehearsal, Spring term
Tue 13 Feb - No rehearsal
Sat 3 Mar - Choral Day, Mass in B minor
Sat 17 Mar - Mass in B minor, Stockton PC
Tues 3 and 10 Apr - No rehearsal
Tues 17 Apr - First Rehearsal, Summer term
Sat 21 Apr - Study session on WR, Newcastle.
Sat 19 May - Choral Day (WR, combined choirs, Durham)
Tue 29 May - No rehearsal
Fri 22 Jun
- An Evening of French Music, St Mary’s

Rest of July and August - No rehearsal

Tue 4 Sep - First rehearsal, Autumn term
Sat 29 Sep - Choral Day (WR, combined choirs, Newcastle)
Tue 23 Oct - No rehearsal - half term
Sat 3 Nov - Choral Day (WR, combined choirs Stockton BT)
Fri 9 Nov - 7-10 Rehearsal for choirs and orchestra (M’Bro TH)
Sat 10 Nov - Sage, War Requiem
Sun 16 Dec (tbc) - 3pm St Barnabas, Carol Concert

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