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Since winning the National Mozart Singing Competition in the UK, Susan Legg has enjoyed a flourishing international career that has taken her to major concert venues around the world. She is regularly broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and has recorded Bach arias for Norwegian Radio. Her lyric mezzo soprano has received praise from the legendary mezzo Christa Ludwig and her disc of Lutoslawski chamber music for ASV with award-winning pianist Ann Martin-Davis received great acclaim.

 

'A vibrant, rich mezzo voice'   
Opera Magazine

 

 

'A rich mezzo quality that is naturally

communicative'

Rachmaninov Celebration, Purcell Room, London

Edward Bhesania, Musical Opinion

 



 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 



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Autumn Concert dates...



3rd SEPTEMBER 2016, 7.45pm     Peter Irvine - 'Requiem'
               
Premiered in March 1998 with the composer conducting, Peter Irvine has now re-scored this work for smaller orchestra and will once again be at the helm for this new version with soprano soloist Lesley-Jane Rogers.


St Peter's, Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AA



12th NOVEMBER 2016, 7.30pm



Susan joins Lewisham Choral Society with Helen Meyerhoff (Soprano)
Mark Chaundy (Tenor) and Philip Tebb (Bass) with conductor Dan Ludford-Thomas in a programme of Schubert and Mozart at Great Hall, Goldsmiths, Lewisham Way SE14 6NW

Tickets: £15, £13 (concessions), £5 (full-time students), £2 (16 and under) are available from: www.lewishamchoralsociety.org.uk 

or on the door




19th NOVEMBER 2016, 7.30pm    Elgar - Dream of Gerontius

Susan returns to Canterbury to sing Elgar's Angel with conductor Mark Deller and Ashford Choral Society and Mark Padmore singing the role of Gerontius.

Colyer-Fergusson Hall, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NB

           

26th NOVEMBER, 2016, 7.30pm    Verdi - Requiem


Susan joins soprano Elizabeth Roberts, tenor Mark Chaundy and bass Christopher Foster for a performance of Verdi's choral masterpiece with Benson Choral Society and conductor Christopher Walker.




Dorchester Abbey, High St, Dorchester on Thames OX10 7HH


Tickets: £20 & £15 (reserved) or £12 (unreserved)  will be available six weeks before the concert from: 01865 407395 or tickets.bensonchoral@gmail.com

Verdi Requiem


Latest news...


Susan Legg and pianist Ann Martin-Davis feature on the score to Phil Grabsky's latest feature documentary film Renoir: Revered and Reviled. As well as original music by Stephen Baysted, they perform vocal and piano solos by Ravel, Debussy, Poulenc and Mompou.

The film is premiered in cinemas worldwide from 16th February 2016. Click HERE to find a screening at a cinema near you.


Renoir: Revered and Reviled


Spring Oratorios


19th MARCH


Susan looks forward to singing with Benson Choral Society again under the baton of Chris Walker in a performance of Bach's B Minor Mass in the splendid surroundings of Dorchester Abbey




24th APRIL


Susan has enjoyed a long and happy association with Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Graham Jones and joins them again for Elgar's Dream of Gerontius in St Saviour’s Church






Susan recently recorded and co-composed the soundtrack with composer Stephen Baysted for the feature film ‘The Impressionists’ (‘dazzling’ Sydney Arts Guide) which played in cinemas worldwide. The soundtrack was recorded at Air Edel Studios with soprano Louise Walsh and pianist Jonathan Plowright

Buy the album on itunes here



The release of the million-selling number one game Project Cars in which Susan is featured vocal soloist has been collecting rave reviews since its release and a soundtrack album will be released shortly.

Hear Susan on Project Cars here

Project Cars


A hugely enjoyable collaboration in 2015 with composer Laurie Dunkin-Wedd saw the recording of his musique concrète score Brancusi for solo mezzo and industrial sounds which features on his new CD Lorelei.


Brancusi



On 25th July Susan is taking part in a special event celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. In the stunning setting of the 15th Century house St. Mary's in Bramber, West Sussex, Susan will be joined by Dr Simon Lee, Susan Jameson, James Bolam, Terence Allbright and Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks.

For more information click here


In August Susan looks forward to joining some of the UK's finest vocal tutors and accompanists at AIMS International Summer School.



Looking ahead...

Autumn will see a busy diary of oratorio and concert engagments, including including Mozart's Requiem in Cadogan Hall with London Concert Choir and London Mozart Players. More information coming soon!



Looking back...


2015 Spring oratorios...

7 MARCH

Beethoven's Choral Symphony
       


Susan joins St Albans Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Bjorn Bantock for

Beethoven's glorious Choral Symphony in the stunning setting of St Albans Abbey.




St Albans Cathedral


28 MARCH


Beethoven's  Missa Solemnis


Historic Dorchester Abbey in Oxfordshire is the wonderful venue

for Benson Choral Society's performance of Beethoven's  Missa Solemnis,

conducted by Christopher Walker.




2 MAY



Tippett's A Child of Our Time



Susan will perform Tippett's masterpiece with conductor Mark Deller and Ashford Choral Society in the Colyer-Fergusson Hall at  the University of Kent, Canterbury.






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2014


6 DECEMBER


The popular festive annual fixture Christmas Cracker - a celebration of festive readings, songs and

merriment - takes place again in the stunning 15th Century house St. Mary's, Bramber 


Susan Legg performs with Terence Allbright, Andrew Wicks, Simon Brett

and Susan Jameson


Ticket information here



Christmas Cracker lineup



22 NOVEMBER

Susan joins an illustrious team of performers for Beethoven's 9th Symphony at
Christ Church, Spitalfields.

For information and tickets click here

Beethoven 9, Camden


15 NOVEMBER

Handel's Messiah will be performed in the beautiful setting of Steyning, West Sussex
with Chanctonbury Chorus and orchestra. For further details click here


8/9 OCTOBER

Susan recorded the score to the forthcoming AAA
video game: Project Cars at Air Edel Studios,
London
Air Edel recording             



19 SEPTEMBER

Susan joins acclaimed soprano Louise Walsh for an evening of opera arias and duets in
Watergate Theatre, Ireland.

More information here

Watergate Theatre with pianist Aoife Hubbard             Louise Walsh and Susan Legg, Watergate Theatre



7 SEPTEMBER

Susan Legg and Ann Martin-Davis featured on Michael Berkeley's  Radio 3 programme Private Passions,
performing music by Gabriel Jackson

 
5 JULY   Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle - Romsey Abbey

Romsey Choral Society


Rachel Nicholls (soprano)
Susan Legg (mezzo-soprano)
Peter Wilman (tenor)
Alex Ashworth (bass)
Richard Scott-Copland (harmonium)
Paul Provost (piano)

Jamie W Hall (conductor)

Tickets: Romsey Abbey Concerts
Concert Diary - Tickets and Directions


Romsey Abbey Concerts

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Recent concerts


24 MAY
  Haydn Nelson Mass 7.30pm - St Bartholomew's Church, Ann Street, Brighton



Sussex Chorus. Soloists: Elaine Tate, Susan Legg, Mark Curtis, Jack Holton
Musicians of All Saints.

Tickets: Tickets £15, concessions £12, students and children under 16 £5.
Tickets available from brightonfestivalfringe.org or 01273 912727, Dome Box Office 01273 709709



3 MAY   Handel Messiah. 7.30pm - Arundel Cathedral, West Sussex

Soloists: Catherine Hamilton, Susan Legg, Tom Robson, Colin Campbell
The Chichester Chorale
The University of Chichester Chamber Choir
Arthur Robson conductor
Tickets are £12 / £10 concessions and free for University of Chichester staff and students.
Tickets must be pre-booked www.chi.ac.uk/events or by calling 0844 8700 887



5 APRIL  Bach St John Passion. 7.30pm - St Mary’s Church, Horsham, West Sussex

St. Mary’s Church, The Causeway, Horsham RH12 1HE


Soloists: Lesley-Jane Rogers, Susan Legg, Neil Jenkins, Michael Bundy. Conductor: Stephen Hope.

Tickets are £14 and available on the door

27 APRIL   Verdi Requiem. 7.30pm - St Saviour's Church, South Street, Eastbourne BN21 4PA

Soloists: Alison Pearce, Susan Legg, Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, Jozik Kotz. Conductor: Grahma Jones
Eastbourne Symphony Chorus, Eastbourne College Choral Society, Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra


25 January  BEETHOVEN MISSA SOLEMNIS in Durham Cathedral


For more information and tickets please visit:


http://www.durhamchoralsociety.org.uk/next.htm


Susan began 2014 in Air Studios  recording vocal solos for a AAA game which will soon be released.
She also joined the BBC Singers for their first live concert of the year, broadcast on Radio 3.

After a busy oratorio season before Christmas, Susan is looking forward to joining fellow soloists in
Mozart's Requiem in Chichester Cathedral in February, Verdi's Requiem with

Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra in April and Mendelssohn's St Paul with Sussex Chorus in May.

 

Susan records with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios

 

 

Susan spent a day in September at the historic 'Beatles' Studio 2 in Abbey Road Studios,

recording the vocal solos for a new track with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, in

collaboration with composers Stephen Baysted and Darren Leigh Purkiss for Audio Network

on a forthcoming trailer music album. The track is a powerful epic orchestral and choral work.


 

 

Susan recording in Abbey Road Studio 2

 

 

 

VERDI REQUIEM in Tonbridge School Chapel

 

 

23 NOVEMBER Susan returns as mezzo soloist with conductor Robin Morrish

and Tonbridge Philharmonic Society for Verdi’s choral masterpiece. For more

information and tickets please visit:

 

http://www.tonphil.org.uk/

 

'Susan Legg produced perhaps the finest singing of the evening…a voice whose depth of colour and evenness of quality across the whole range made it ideally suited to Verdi's music.'   

Kent and Sussex Courier

 

December 14th - Susan joins Godalming Choral Society and conductor Michael Veazey to sing Elgar's Angel in Dream of Gerontius at Charterhouse School

 

 

Susan joined an illustrious team for Neil Jenkins' AIMS Summer School...

http://www.aims.uk.com/tutors/slegg

 

On September 7th Susan performed with distinguished viola player Christopher Wellington and pianist Alan Brown for a programme of French rarities in the stunning setting of St Mary's House in Bramber...

 

http://www.stmarysbramber.co.uk/concerts.htm

 

The Leggdavis duo featured in the following venues this Summer...

 

May 10th   Goodwood, West Sussex:

 

http://www.goodwood.co.uk/kennels/kennels.aspx

 

July 10th   Henley Festival:

 

http://www.henley-festival.co.uk/

 

 

July 16th-18th   Petworth Festival:

 

http://www.petworthfestival.org.uk/

 

 

On July 28th, Susan joined Dame Felicity Lott and Neil Jenkins in Mozart's Requiem and C Minor Mass with conductor Stephen Hope and Sussex Festival Choir in Arundel Cathedral, West Sussex:

 

April proved a busy month for Susan. Stepping in at a moment’s notice, she joined conductor Chris Walker and Benson Choral Society to sing the role of the Angel in a ravishing performance of Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius in Dorchester Abbey.

 

Susan also appeared with West Sussex Philharmonic Choir and conductor Stephen Hope in Horsham for Mozart's Missa Brevis in D and Missa Brevis in Bb.

 

A few days later Susan joined acclaimed pianist Ann Martin-Davis for a recital tour of Mexico. For more info about the duo please visit: www.leggdavisduo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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