March 14th 2015 Concert £8 (£10)
A Programme of Songs and Arias
Tina Gelnere ~ soprano
Herbie Hill-Reid ~ baritone
Chris Coote ~ accompanist
Stuart Hutchinson ~ accompanist
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Tina Gelnere is a classical singer from Latvia. She has performed in Europe and America and has won several competitions in Latvia. Her first operatic experience was in 2004 in Britten's 'Noah's Flood' at The Latvian National Opera, and in 2008 she played the lead role in the play 'Class - XX Century' at the Stage Independent Theatre in Riga, which was nominated for the Latvian Theatre Award. She has sang several roles in opera including Pamina in 'The Magic Flute' and Cherubino in 'The Marriage of Figaro' by Mozart; Police Sergeant in 'The Pirates of Penzance' and Casilda in 'The Gondoliers' by Gilbert & Sullivan. She has participated in many masterclasses including The Abingdon Summer School for Solo Singers in Oxford, The International Latvian Young Musician Master Classes and The International Vocal Masterclass in Ventspils. She has just completed her final year at the University of Chichester.

Herbie Hill-Reid studies singing with international opera singer and vocal coach Jonathan Veira. He has performed in many venues across the UK and abroad. Concert performances include Haydn's HarmonieMesse and Mozart's Requiem in Chichester, Faure's Requiem in Christchurch Priory, St. Bavo's Cathedral Ghent and Brussels Cathedral and Durufle's Requiem in The Lighthouse, Poole. He has done extensive chorus work, singing under conductors such as Ben Parry, Manlio Benzi, Suzi Digby, Gregory Rose, Peter Robinson and David Hill. Operatic performances include work with Vocal Futures, Woodhouse Opera, OperaCoast and Opera Holland Park. He played Count Almaviva in the 2011 Chichester University production of Le nozze di Figaro and Escamillo in Carmen 2014. He has recently recorded songs for a yet-to-be published musical based on a novel by Leo Tolstoy.