Grace Davidson


The English soprano Grace Davidson was born in London and pursued undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music, winning the Early Music and English Song competitions, as well as being a finalist in the London Handel Competition. Grace has sung with all the leading British vocal ensembles and is now becoming recognised as a popular soloist with a particular affinity to the Baroque and Renaissance periods. She has performed the Pie Jesu from Fauré's Requiem on the popular BBC TV ‘Sacred Music’ series with The Sixteen and Harry Christophers, and recorded Handel’s Dixit Dominus as well as Monteverdi’s Selva morale e spirituale on The Sixteen’s label (Coro). Other recordings include Bach’s Matthew Passion for Ex Cathedra (Orchid), Allegri’s Miserere for both The Sixteen (Universal) and for Tenebrae (Signum Records), singing the high soprano part. She appears regularly with the saxophonist Christian Forshaw and features on his albums Renouncement and Midwinter. Grace is also the soprano soloist on Eric Whitacre's bestselling Light and Gold album (Decca). Grace also records for many movie soundtracks, often working with prominent composers and labels.

This season sees a busy schedule of concerts and recordings worldwide including recitals in Hanover Germany with the lutenist David Miller, Dowland and Monteverdi programmes in the Spitalfields Festival, Handel!s Messiah for Harry Christophers in Versailles Paris, Fauré’s Requiem in The City Of London Festival, Monteverdi!s 1610 Vespers, Bach!s Christmas Oratorio and St Matthew Passion with Ex Cathedra throughout the UK. She also takes part in performances of Joby Talbot’s new score Alice!s Adventures in Wonderland for The Royal Ballet and makes her debut at The Royal Albert hall performing in Mahler Symphony 8. Grace will be recording a solo album on the Coro label next year to include Neun Deutsche Arien by Handel and the recently discovered Handel Gloria. In 2012 she will perform Bach’s St Matthew Passion for Phillipe Herreweghe and Collegium Vocale, in Europe and the Unites States.

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