Past Performances

2016

18th February: Cantara in Recital, Sittingbourne, 1pm

Cantara featuring guitarist Stefan Melvoski and mezzo-soprano Lisa J Coates present a lunchtime recital of works by composers such as Dowland, Purcell, Schubert,Falla and Rodrigo

17th February: “Dido and Aeneas: Passion of the Queen”, Peacock Room, Trinity Laban Conservatoire (free entry)

A new production workshopped as part of Trinity Laban’s annual CoLab. Taking inspiration from the original epic poem The Aeneid, this new production directed by Lisa J Coates as part of Trinity Laban’s CoLab explores the pressures and psychology of the ill-fated queen.

Cast:
Dido/The Sorceress – Emily Gray
Belinda/1st Witch – Charlotte Levesley
Second Woman/2nd Witch – Alexandra Hazard
Aeneas – Samuel Mitchell
The Spirit (The Messenger) – Luke Faber
Sailor – Andrew Woodmansey

Chorus:
Eleanor Strutt, Alicia Mallace-Goulbourne (sopranos)
Anna Prowse, Luke Faber (altos)
Andrew Woodmansey (tenor)
William Semple (bass)

Harpsichord: Rachel Murphy
Choreographer: Eleanor Strutt

6th December: Trinity Laban PG Opera Scenes, Recital Room, Blackheath Halls, London, 7.30pm

Lisa takes on the role of Hänsel in Humperdink’s Hänsel und Gretel, alongside scenes from Britten’s Turn of the Screw and Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte

22nd October: Prince Igor, Cadagon Hall, London 6.30pm

Lisa joins the chorus for this performance of Borodin’s rarely performed opera, with Chelsea Opera Group conducted by Jessica Cottis.

13th September: Favela, A New Opera, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London 16.20pm

A new work with music by Louise Kulbricki and libretto by Thomas Holland.

 29th June – 2nd July : Banished, Blackheath Halls, London

A new commission by  composer Stephen McNeff, libretto by Olivia Fuchs and directed by Elaine Kidd. Based on the play Female Transport by Steeve Gooch

Based on the true story of the first female prisoners transported to Australia in the early 19th century, Banished tells the story of how a group of people join to overcome their differences and survive adversity.

Featuring elements of documentary reality, flights of theatrical fantasy and references to folk songs of the time, don’t miss the world premiere of this gritty and funny work.

Please note this performance contains strong language and scenes of an adult nature.

Times:

29th-1st July: 7.30pm

2nd July: 2.30pm and 7.30pm

information on tickets tbc

19th May Stefan Melovski and Lisa J Coates, St George-the-Martyr, London 1pm

Lunchtime recital featuring works for solo guitar, and voice and guitar including works by Bach and Bogdanovic

22nd April Trinity Laban Postgraduate Opera Scenes 5pm Blackheath Halls

Lisa will be performing the role of Olga in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. This will be presented alongside excerpts from Poulenc Dialogue of the Carmelites and Handel Orlando.

 

March 23rd: St John Passion- ORNCC, Greenwich, London 7pm

Lisa joins the Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir for a performance of Bach’s masterpiece St John Passion. Tickets £20 (£15), £15 (£12), under-18 £5

2015

December 16th 2015: Handel Messiah, ORNCC, Greenwich 7pm

Performance with the Old Royal Naval College Chapel Choir and Southern Sinfonia

December 13th Chapel Choir Service, ORNCC, Greenwich 6pm-9.30pm

Annual choir service with the Old Royal Naval College Chapel Choir.

December 11th: The Soloist Competition, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, 10am-6pm

Accompanied by Nicole Johnson Lisa presents a programme of American late 20th Century arias by Barber, Bernstein, Menotti and Adams.

December 9th: British Composer Awards, Trinity Laban Chamber Choir, BFI 5.30pm

The Trinity Laban Chamber choir have been invited by British composer Judith Bingham to give the UK premiere of her piece The Birds are Singing at this year’s British Composer Awards, which take place at the British Film Institute.

December 8th: Trinity Laban Postgraduate Opera Scenes, Blackheath Halls 7.30pm

Lisa takes on the role of Nerone in scenes from Monteverdi’s masterpiece L’Incoronazione di Poppea

Entry is free but ticketed. Tickets are available online

December 5th 2015: Timeline Songs events, St Mary’s, Barnes 7.30pm

Lisa join Stef Conner, Susannah Austin and Leith Hill Timeline Choir for their 2015 Christmas concert: ‘Triumph Over Tyranny – Celebrating 800 Years of the Magna Carta’, weaving folk and protest songs together with music from the time of the Angevin Kings.

Tickets available online

November 28th 2015: Timeline Songs events, St. Michael and All Angels, Mickleham, Surrey 7.30pm

Lisa join Stef Conner, Susannah Austin and Leith Hill Timeline Choir for their 2015 Christmas concert: ‘Triumph Over Tyranny – Celebrating 800 Years of the Magna Carta’, weaving folk and protest songs together with music from the time of the Angevin Kings.

Tickets available online

November 26th: Brandenburg Festival, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 9.30pm

The Old Royal Naval College Chapel Choir will be performing as part of the Brandenburg Festival. Repertoire to include Tallis, Victoria, Martin, Allegri, Harris and Whitacre.

Tickets available here

November 26th: Lunchtime concert at St Alfege, Greenwich, London 1.05pm

A programme of Bach Motets with the Trinity Laban Chamber Choir.

November 19th: Lunchtime Concert at St Olave’s, Hart Street, London 1.05pm

A programme of Bach Motets with the Trinity Laban Chamber Choir

November 17th: Roy Pleasance Competition Preliminary Round, Peacock Room, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance 2pm-6.30pm

Accompanied by Nicole Johnson Lisa presents a programme of American late 20th Century arias by Barber, Bernstein, Menotti and Adams.

October 9th: Suor Angelica and Orfeo ed Euridice, St Anne’s, Hoxton, 7.30pm

Lisa will be performing the roles of La maestra delle novizie (mistress of the novices) and La suora infermiera (the nursing sister) in Secret Opera’s production of Suor Angelica. This prodcution will be preceeded by a performance of Gluck’s Orefeo ed Euridce.

Tickets: £15 (£10) concession buy tickets here

September 18th: A Day in the life at Trinity Laban, Blackheath Halls, 7pm

Concert for and by returning students at the conservatoire, performing with an octet from the ORNC Chapel choir

September 16th: Evensong Live Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 3.30pm-4.30pm

Special evensong service with the Old Royal Naval College Chapel Choir, Greenwich.

September 6th 2015: Isle of Wight Classics Festival, Northwood House, Cowes

Lisa performed as part of the final nights events of this festival with group Celeste, along with the London Mozart Players, Margaret Keys, Sean Shibe.

August 14th-15th 2015: Puccini Suor Angelica and Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice NLOP, Cardiff 7pm

Lisa will be appearing as la Maestra delle novizie in Suor Angelica and in the title role of Orfeo in Orfeo ed Euridice in this New London Opera Players production. These performances follow a week-long production course and will takes place at Eglwys Dewi Sant Caerdydd. St Andrews Crescent, Cardiff CF10 3DD

August 8th-9th: Kevin Jones  “Your Call…”  Tête-a-Tête Opera Festival  (details tbc)

Your Call Logo tat-color copyFeaturing mezzo sopranos Lisa J Coates and Hai-Ting Chinn as “The Woman” in this new work for voice and articficial voices:

“The phone rings. She answers. It’s one of those automated calls – a synthetic voice jabbering away. But this time it’s different. This time the voice seems to know things about her that it shouldn’t. Then there are more voices, and more voices and she finds herself plunged into a crowd of synthetic characters all vying for her attention, peppering her with questions and not always agreeing on just what it is they want to know. The synthetic voices may not make a lot of sense but they all seem to

have an agenda of their own, if she can only figure out what that is”

July 30th-August 3rd X24 German Exchange (UK Leg only)

Programme includes Britten Hymn to St Cecilia, Martin Mass for Double Choirs, Howells Gloucester Service Magnificat and Nunc Dimitis, Greenhow Responses and works by Byrd, Stanford, Brooks, Rheinberger, and Barber.

July 31st: The Sage Gateshead, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 6.45pm

August 1st: Rydedale Festival Coffee Concert 11am

York Come-and-Sing workshop 2-5pm

August 2nd: Evening picnic concert with Coro 94 (time tbc)

August 3rd: Evensong in Peterborough Cathedral 5.30pm

 

July 5th-17th: “Your Call…” development week, New York: 13th July performance

Ongoing collaboration with composer Kevin Jones, choreographer Joy Kellman and mezzo soprano Hai-Ting Chinn

 June 28th 3.30pm Old Royal Naval College Chapel Choir Summer Concert 3.30pm, Greenwich

Programme includes Bernstein Chichester Psalms, Tippett Five Negro Spirituals, Bach Komm, Jesu, Komm and Britten Rejoice in the Lamb. Free entry with a retiring collection for the choir’s 2016 tour to Malta

ornclogoApril 1st 2015: Bach B Minor Mass ORNCC  7pm

The Old Royal Naval Chapel Choir with Southern Sinfonia

 March 14th Let the People Sing Barnes Music Festival 7pm -9pm

Conducted by Ralph Allwood
with Rodolfus Choir and Il Suono vocal group
Introduction to Barnes Music Festival by Gyles Brandreth

Works by John Rutter, Howells, Parry, Purcell, Allwood,  Holst, Taverner, Joubert

Full details

March 28th Sing a Song of Sussex, The Church Centre, Horsham 7.30pm

Sussex and Surrey music lovers are invited to join Timeline Songs for a celebration of Horsham’s own Henry Burstow, the renowned Victorian folk song collector, writer, shoe-maker and bell ringer. We plan to bring the beautiful Church Centre in Horsham’s historic Causeway to life with a programme of Sussex and Surrey folk songs from the collections of Henry Burstow and other prominent locals Ralph Vaughan Williams and Lucy Broadwood. Timeline Choir will be joined by soloist Susannah Austin, a Sussex born singer-songwriter who has been described as having “soaring, ethereal female vocals that bring tons of warmth” (Pure Groove), and likened to Joni Mitchell, Sandy Denny and Stevie Nicks.

Full details

2014

December 17th 2014: Handel’s Messiah, Old Royal Naval Chapel, London 7pm

December 12th 2014: Greenwich Foundation Carol Concert ORNCC 7.00 pm

Music including Howells, Dove, Willcocks, Rutter, Britten and traditional carols

December 11th 2014: Demelza Hospice Christmas Concert ORNCC 7.30pm

Music including Howells, Rutter, Willcocks, Britten,  and traditional carolsornclogo

December 7th 2014: Save the Children Concert ORNCC 7.30pm

Music to include Howells, Dove, Leighton and traditional carols

December 6th 2014: Waes Hael! Yuletide Carols, St Michael and All Angels, Waes Hael thumbnailMickleham, Surrey 7.30pm

Come and celebrate the festive season with Leith Hill Timeline Choir, in their inaugural Christmas concert. Held in Mickleham’s beautiful and atmospheric Norman Church, the performance features Anglo-Saxon toasting songs, Norman Christmas prayers, medieval and renaissance carols and even a winter mass to ward off the plague! For more information visit Timeline Songs

November 30th 2014: Greenwich and Blexley Heath Hospice Carols Concert ORNCC   7.30pm

Music to include Howells, Rutter, Willcocks, Warlock, Leighton and traditional carols

November 29th 2014: Tosca, St. Clements, Chorlton, 7.30pm

CAST:
Stage Director: Alessandro Talevi
Musical Director: Guy Middlemiss

8354485Tosca: Rochelle Hart
Cavaradossi: Roberto Garcia Lopez
Baron Scarpia: Miles Horner
Angelotti: Chris Childs Santos
Spoletta: Matthew Kimble
Goaler/Sciarrone: Tony Hennessey
Shepherd Boy: Lisa Coates
A Sacristan: TBC

Tickets can be bought from the Hashtag Opera Co. website

November 8th 2014: Cristina, Regina di Svezia, Cadagon Hall, London

Lisa joins the chorus of Chelsea Opera Group for Cristina, regina di Svezia  which was the hit of the 2013 Wexford Festival and the winner of the 2014 International Opera Award for Rediscovered Work. Foroni moved to Stockholm from Italy to further his operatic career but died in 1858 during the cholera epidemic at the age of only 34. The conductor will be Andrew Greenwood, who conducted in Wexford. Helena Dix, who scored a huge personal triumph when she appeared in the Wexford performances, will sing the title role

Ditties flyer imageNovember 4th 2014: Ditties from Your Old Kit Bag, Victory Hall, Balcombe, Surrey

Join Leith Hill Timeline Choir in a musical toast to peace, including popular songs from the Great War, poetry readings, reminiscences, art songs and choral works by war-time composers, surrounded by Neville Lytton’s amazing first world war-themed murals.

October 29th 2014: Modes of Remembrance, The Act and Art of Remembering, St. Giles-in-the-Fields, London

A series of sculptural interventions by artist-in-residence Grace Adam which form an investigation and response into monuments and memorials in St Giles-in-the-Fields, and their relationships with the space itself. This evening  a group of invited guests will come together to explore how this notion of visual remembrance might relate to its acoustic counterpart through readings and music, followed by wine and discussion. Music will include Tallis Lamentations.

October 23rd 2014: Evensong at Westminster Abbey, London

The Old Royal Naval Chapel Choir will perform Evensong with works by Purcell, Howells and Blairstow.

October 12th 2014: British Voice Association “Vibrato Day”, Royal College of Music, London

The Old Royal Naval Chapel Choir gave a short recital from 16.20-17.00 with a programme including Messiaen, Rutter, Deering and Tallis

VIXEN2015August 22nd-23rd 2014:  Cunning Little Vixen – Janáček, John MacIntosh Theatre.

As part of the Co-Opera Company Summer Development Programme, Lisa sang the roles of Lapak and Fox Cubs in three performances of Cunning Little Vixen  conducted by Martin Handley and directed by  Natascha Metherell. Friday 22nd 7.30pm, Saturday 23rd Matinee 2.30pm, Evening 7,30pm.

10550071_10152589848249449_2046652162628442671_oAugust 16th 2014: Co-Opera CO. Have you Brought any Mozart?

see nature imageAugust 9th 2014: See Nature Rejoicing, Leith Hill Place, Surrey 6pm

Timeline Songs presents See Nature Rejoicing a scenic summer concert and ‘come and sing’ celebrating the love of nature as an inspiration to some of England’s finest composers, supported by the John Ireland Trust and hosted in association with the National Trust, at Leith Hill Place, childhood home of the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. For more information please visit Timeline Songs

Lisa performed a programme of composers inspired by nature including John Ireland, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Herbert Howells, Edward Elgar, Benjamin Britten and Granville Bantock with Stef Conner on piano.

teteateteAugust 7th – 8th 2014: “Your Call…” Tete-a-Tete opera Festival

Lisa performed one-woman show “Your Call…” in two performances at the Tete-a-Tete opera festival, at King’s Place.

July 13th – July 25th – development trip to New York

Lisa spent two weeks in New York to work with composer Kevin Jones and choreographer Joy Kellman on “Your Call…” with an informal private performance given in NYU Tisch on 23rd July

eisteddfodJuly 9th-July 10th: Llangollen International Eisteddfod

Lisa competed in various classes at this year’s Eisteddfod.

476744_10150792956280295_388712054_oJune 10th 2014: X24 and the 24 at the Foundling Museum, London

Members of alumni group X24 and members of the 24 will collaborate at an event organised by the University of York, Alumni Associated singing English partsongs and Chinese Choral music.

COGJune 8th 2014: Stiffelio – Verdi, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 7pm

Lisa will be joining the chorus for Chelsea Opera Group’s concert performance of Verdi’s Stiffelio, conducted by Brad Cohen at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

1462993_529317273830501_1771091414_nApril 5th: Knot Another Choir, 7pm St Gracious Street Church, Knaresborough

Lisa will be leading her Knaresborough based choir in her final performance with them. Programme to include arrangements by Joni Mitchel, The Beatles, Mamas and the Papas as well as traditional songs and guest soloists to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Harrogate. Donations on the door.

Saturday March 29th 2014: Knot Another Choir

Lisa lead the choir in a outdoor performance for the start of le Grand Depart celebrations in Knaresborough town square.

Sunday February 23rd 2014: X24 5pm Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall

Alumni from The 24 come together for a reunion weekend culminating in a performance at the University of York as part of the ‘Britain in Song Festival’

RVW Old Photo with large text smallSaturday February 1st  2014: Ralph Vaughan Williams and the English Folk Song, Recital Room, Bootham School, York

Kindly supported by the RVW Trust, and forming part of the ‘Britain in Song Festival’, Timeline Songs presents their Vaughan Williams event in York. The composer was an avid collector of English folksongs and carols, helping to preserve this oral tradition which was in danger of dying out. He later became president of the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS).  Workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn choral arrangements of folksongs collected and arranged by RVW and perform them in an evening concert alongside examples of the composer’s own works showcasing the influence of traditional music in his writing. Tickets will be available shortly from the  Britain in Song website.

2013

November 29th- 30th 2013: Opera Course Showcase Concert, St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, Londonassociated studios

Students from the Associated Studios three-month opera course will perform solo repertoire and scenes from the course with the Bernardi Orchestra.

November 21st 2013: The Eboracum Quartet and Lisa J Coates De Grey Rooms, Yorkyorktheblack(gold)small

Returning to the De Grey Rooms for the second time the programme features The Juliet Letters by Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet, plus songs by Debussy, Messager, Rodrigo, Gerswhin and Tom Lehrar arranged specially for the quartet by Desmond Clarke, William Brooks and Richard Powell. The recital will be with cabaret style seating in the ballroom.

October 19th 2013: INTIME Symposium 2013 Coventry University intime_bodyimage_1

Performing excerpts of “Your Call” by Kevin Jones. The symposium, hosted by INTIME music research “seeks to discuss and theorise current practice in experimental music. It aims to deepen our understandings of existing and emerging repertoires and practices”. Kevin will be giving a brief talk on his work followed by the performance. For more information click here

September 20th 2013 A Day of Vaughan Williams: TimeLine Songs, Leith Hill Place, SurreyCreated with GIMP on a Mac

In collaboration with Stef Conner as part of her Timeline Songs project, and vocal ensemble Lare Canteras. A full-day workshop open to members of the public will explore folk-songs and the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams celebrating his work collecting and preserving the folk tradition in the UK. Workshop participants will go on to perform music they have studied throughout the day alongside performances of works by Vaughan Williams by members of Lare Canteras in Leith Hill Place where the composer spent part of his childhood.

August 10th-16th 2013 – Abingdon Summer School for Solo Singers Abingdon, OxfordshireAbingdon

Lisa will be attending the Abingdon Summer School this year where she will spend a week working with tutors from various conservatoires and including masterclasses with visiting professionals mezzo-soprano Catherine Wyn Rogers and Tenor Ryland Davies.

July 11th-12th 2013 – Llangollen International Eisteddfod, Llangollen, Waleseisteddfod

Lisa was selected to compete in three classes in this year’s Eisteddfod: Songs from the Shows, Vocal Solo (18+) and Voice of the Future, reaching the finals of the Songs from the Shows class. She was described by the adjudicators as being “beautifully engaging” with a “warm, natural voice” and praised for her performances.

July 6th 4pm 2013 – Rock Choir Live! LondonNew Rock Choir Logo 300x286

The second of the two shows, Lisa joined other Rock Choir leaders and members from the South of England at the O2 in London performing hits such as How Deep is Your Love, All Over the World, and Walking on Broken Glass  to just under 17,000 people.

June 29th 4pm 2013 – Rock Choir Live! Liverpool

The first of two shows, taking place at Liverpool Echo Arena, Lisa and her York, Knaresborough and Harrogate choirs joined Rock Choir members from the the Midlands, the north of England and Scotland performing hits such as Rolling in the Deep, Proud, You’re the Voice, and Livin’ on a Prayer to just under 7,000 people.

June 24th 7.30pm 2013 – York Festival of Ideasyorkfestivalof ideas

As part of an on-going project with composer Kevin Jones, Lisa performed excerpts from new work Your Call which is currently being developed by the collaborators focusing on the interaction between human voice and artificial voices.

June 23rd 1.pm 2013 – Great Britten britten100

Great Britten is a one-day festival celebrating the Benjamin Britten’s centenary and will include a come-and-sing event of the composer’s Festival Te Deum; a day of children’s workshops on Friday Afternoons and a lunch-time concert in which  Lisa will be appearing as a soloist performing Britten’s Cabaret Songs and joining the 24 once more to sing Flower Songs and Hymn to St. Cecilia as previously performed on tours throughout China.

May 11th 10pm 2013 – Walk the Walk: the London Moonwalkwalkthewalk

Lisa joined a number of Rock Choir leaders and members to perform at Battersea Park for over 15,000 women (and men!) on a marathon walk to raise money for breast cancer.

April 27th 7.30pm 2013 – The Eboracum Quartet and Lisa J Coatesyorktheblack(gold)small

Lisa joined the Eboracum Quartet, an ensemble formed in 2007 for outstanding string players at the University of York, in the inaugral recital at the De Grey Rooms, York. The programme included Mozart’s Eine kleine nachtmusik, Barber’s Dover Beach, Vaughan William’s song cycle for voice and violin  Along the Field and a new arrangement of Berlioz’s Les nuit’s d’été for voice and string quartet by York composer and PhD student Desmond Clarke.

March 23rd – Oatlands Beer Festival24_thirdcolumn

Lisa and her Rock Choirs entertained guests at the Oatland’s Beer Festival, Harrogate raising money for Oatlands Primary School.

February 14th – The One ShowOne-Show-small

Lisa joined fellow Yorkshire Rock Choir Leader Elliot Sutcliffe and Yorkshire members in a live feed from Leeds for the One Show as part of their Valentine’s Day Special.

February 10th – Heart to Heart Charity Valentine’s BallSOS

Lisa and members from her Rock Choir entertained guests at the National Railway Museum helping to raise money for SOS Save our Surgery, and helping prevent the Leeds Children’s Heart Surgery Unit from closing.

January 27th – York Resident’s Festival268_274_YorkResidentsLogo3

Lisa led members from her York, Harrogate and Knaresborough choirs performing on the Minster FM stage as part of the annual festival. This was their second appearance at the event.

January 26th 8pm 2013  Articulate3-CreSTarticulateweb

Articulate was the culmination of a two-year research project by the CreST Network (Creative Speech Technology) and the concert marked the end of the final roadshow. The performance took place at the Woodend Gallery in Scarborough and was the first ever concert for voice and artificial voice. Lisa along with soprano Maria Bovino premiered new works by US and UK composers Rob Mackay, Kevin Jones, Jim Ballentine, Paul Barker and David Howard and the concert was filmed for Russian Channel 1 News

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