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Emily Armour (Soprano)

Born: England

The English soprano, Emily Armour, pursued a four year languages degree in French and Czech. This gave her voice the opportunity to mature while establishing a solid base for foreign language pronunciation in song. Her year abroad allowed her to experience other musical environments such as fronting a jazz band in Bordeaux and then the flourishing Czech choral scene. Amidst her many academic commitments, singing remained Emily's true passion. Ready to dedicate her all to her singing, she enrolled at Trinity College of Music for intensive postgraduate vocal training with Laureen Livingstone. Much to the shock of the budding soprano, she had to start working really rather hard. At Trinity she excelled, awarded with The TCM Trust Scholarship and The Dame Susan Morden Choral Scholarship at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel. She was also a choral scholar at St. Martin-in-the-Fields. On leaving college she undertook an apprenticeship with The Monteverdi Choir (Director: John Eliot Gardiner), who have continued to employ her since. She also attended master-classes with internationally renowned Ann Murray, Susan Bullock, Jonathan Peter Kenny and Robert Hollingworth of I Fagiolini,

Career highlights include being the soprano soloist for the London Handel Festival’s Judas Maccabaeus and for a service at St. Peter's Basilica Vatican City, being soloist for the Monteverdi Vespers with the Greenwich Baroque Orchestra, solo recitals at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, a chorus Furie for the Royal Opera House production of Gluck's Orphée et Eurydice, touring to Germany with the Royal Academy Chamber Choir, performing as part of a quartet at The Two Moors Festival, enjoying the role of Linfea for Hampstead Garden Opera's La Calisto, singing chorus at The Royal Opera House, appearing in the Wien Modern Festival, regular recordings for the BBC, several Proms at The Royal Albert Hall, an advert for Channel 5 and singing Christmas carols to the Queen’s horses at Buckingham Palace.

Emily Armour is devoted to serving her demanding fan base with regular solo and choral performances, which can be heard around London and beyond. She also has several singing pupils. Despite having achieved so much to date, she is still at the beginning of her musical career and an exciting future lies ahead.


Source: Emily Armour Website & Facebook profile; Photos 01, 05, 17, 16, 21, 22: Rebecca Kwo
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (March 2017)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




John Eliot Gardiner


Member of Monteverdi Choir:
F-7 (2016):
BWV 233, BWV 151 [2nd recording], BWV 243a

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Emily Armour (Official Website)
Emily Armour on Facebook

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