Soprano Helen-Jane Howells makes her first appearance on BBC Radio 3 on April 21 at 19.00. Stepping in at short notice, Helen-Jane joined The Bach Choir, Florilegium and conductor David Hill for Bach’s St Matthew Passion recorded on April 10 at the Royal Festival Hall, London.  Full details can be found  here and the performance will be available to listen again for 7 days via BBC Iplayer.

David Hill’s new version of the Fauré Requiem for choir and small instrumental ensemble is broadcast on April 20 and will also be available on Iplayer for a week.

Soprano Cyndia Sieden has received glowing reviews for her performance of Morten Feldman’s Neither at New York City Opera

“The soprano Cyndia Sieden was dazzling here, singing with uncanny focus, impressive stamina and ethereal beauty.,,Ms Sieden was a wonder.”
New York Times

“Kudos to soprano Cyndia Sieden for an outstanding performance of a challenging piece. Singing beautifully is one thing…but Sieden went the next step into artistry by imbuing every phrase with significance — not self-consciously, but with genuine urgency.”
WashingtonPost

Her next european appearance will be at the Netherlands Opera where she takes the role of Soprano 1 in Wolfgang Rhim’s Dionysos  between June 8 and 22, 2011.