Biography

Alexandra Rogers, a Mezzo Soprano based in Reading, started her singing career at the age of 7 when she joined the Kent County Junior Singers. Aged 14 she became a junior student at Trinity College of Music, where she studied with internationally renowned soprano Mary Weigold. Alexandra began to study with Margaret Humphrey Clark as part of her undergraduate degree in Music at City University, London and continued lessons with her at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she studied on postgraduate course in Historical Performance. As part of this course she was also fortunate enough to receive tuition from Dame Emma Kirkby.

Alexandra is a keen choral singer. She was part of the on stage chorus for the original production of Coram Boy at the National Theatre and has travelled extensively in Europe with various choirs. She sings regularly with the Oxbridge Singers, with whom she recently returned from giving a concert of world premieres in Vienna, the

Syred Consort, and Schola Pietatis Antonio Vivaldi, more commonly known as 'Vivaldi's Women'. She has been a Choral Scholar at St Martin in the Fields where she appeared regularly as a soloist in their concerts. Alexandra previously sung with The Guildhall Consort and The Bach Choir, as well as making her way through all the Kent County Choirs, to whom she returned to as guest Alto Soloist for the Sounds New Festival in Canterbury. She was fortunate enough to be a participant in last years 'Genesis Sixteen' project, a training scheme run by the Sixteen for young choral singers.

Alexandra also works regularly as a soloist, and recent concerts have included Handel's 'Messiah' at the Handel House Museum, the Pergolesi 'Stabat Mater', the role of David Handel's 'Saul', and the Alto solos in Charpentier's Messe de Minuit, Mozart's Requiem and Weber's Jubilee Mass. As a choral singer, she recently sang Messiah with the Sixteen at the Barbican Centre.

Alexandra Rogers

Repertoire

Oratorio

Bach B Minor Mass
Bach Magnificat
Bach St Matthew Passion
Bach Christmas Oratorio
Charpentier Messe de Minuit
Handel Dixit Dominus
Handel Messiah
Handel Saul (David)
Mozart Requiem
Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Vivaldi Gloria
Vivaldi Magnificat
Vivaldi Stabat Mater

Opera - arias

Handel Mi Lusinga – Alcina
Handel Dall' Ondoso Periglio – Giulio Cesare
Handel Va Tacito – Giulio Cesare
Handel Svegliatevi nel core – Giulio Cesare
Handel Cara Sposa – Rinaldo
Handel Lascia ch'io Pianga – Rinaldo
Mozart Deh Per Questo –La Clemenza di Tito
Purcell When I am laid – Dido and Aeneas
Vivaldi Un Certo Non so Che – Arsilda Regina di Ponto

Opera - complete roles

Handel Nireno – Giulio Cesare
Peri Arcetro - Euridice

Cantatas

Handel Tanti Strali
Scarlatti Infirmata Vulnerata

Song

Britten A Charm of Lullabies
Campion The Peaceful Western Wind
Dove Five Am'rous Sighs
Dowland Flow My Tears
Dring It was a lover
Dring The Cuckoo
Faure Les Berceaux
Handel Destructive war thy limits know – Belshazzar
Howells King David
Mozart Dans un bois
Poulenc La Courte Paille
Purcell Amidst the Shades
Purcell Music for a While
Purcell Sweeter Than Roses
Schubert Ganymed
Schumann Frauenliebe und Leben
Schumann Widmung
Seiber The Owl and The Pussycat
Wolf Verborgenheit

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