About Elizabeth Adams
Elizabeth received her Postgraduate Diploma with Commendation in Vocal Performance at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2015, where she studied with Catherine Benson and Andrew King. She currently studies with Anne Dawson.
Elizabeth is a highly experienced ensemble singer, and she was a member of the inaugural Genesis Sixteen project, which was introduced by The Sixteen to identify and nurture the next generation of professional ensemble singers. As a result, Elizabeth sang alongside The Sixteen in their performance of Handel Messiah at The Barbican in December 2012. She now sings regularly with Ex Cathedra, London Voices, Tenebrae and Armonico Consort, and she recently toured with the choir of Le Concert d'Astree. Whilst at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, she formed Brindley Consort, who are winners of the Corton-Hyde Prize for Early Music 2015 and the Leamington Music Prize 2015. They were also finalists for the Town Hall Symphony Hall Prize. Elizabeth was an inaugural VOCES8 Scholar, which led to her deputising for VOCES8 at the Utrecht Early Music Festival. She then continued to sing alongside them in concert and in other capacities, appearing on a few tracks of their disc with Decca Classics, 'Winter'.
Elizabeth has worked with notable conductors, such as Harry Christophers CBE, Paul McCreesh, Jeffrey Skidmore OBE and Nigel Short. She has also worked with Patrick Hawes, classical composer, and premiered his Two English Songs, written for her Postgraduate Final Recital.
On the concert stage, Elizabeth has performed as a soloist in Birmingham Cathedral, De Montfort Hall, the Gresham Centre, and Symphony Hall – where she recently appeared as a soloist alongside Carolyn Sampson. She has participated in masterclasses with Michael Chance, Susan McCulloch and Catherine Foster. Elizabeth was a finalist for the Ashleyan Opera Prize and the Stuart Cameron Smith French Song Prize.
In Oratorio, recent solo engagements include Haydn Kleine Orgelmesse, Handel Messiah, Haydn Nelson Mass, Brahms Requiem, Mozart Requiem, Purcell Come Ye Sons of Art, Vivaldi Gloria and Mozart Exsultate Jubilate.
Operatic roles include Chorus Dialogues des Carmelites, Dew Fairy/Sandman Hansel und Gretel, Georgia Ava's Wedding (world premiere), and the title role of Venus in Blow's Venus and Adonis. She sang the role of Second Woman in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas with VOCES8 and L'Arpeggiata, and Second Witch/Second Woman with Ex Cathedra. She sang the title role of Dido at the English Music Festival in May.
Elizabeth's future highlights include appearing as a soloist at Brighton Early Music Festival in November, as well as many appearances with Ex Cathedra, Tenebrae & Armonico Consort both in the UK and abroad.