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Pauline Brockless (Soprano)

Born: 1929 - London, England

The English soprano, Pauline Dorothy Brockless, studied at At. Aidan's High School, Hornsey College of Art, Royal College of Music in London. She received her Singing Performance Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music in London..

Pauline Brockless was a concert singer, her repertoire included mostly 18th century oratorios, French music and Old English music. Among others, she sang with The Bach Choir (J.S. Bach: Magnificat (BWV 243)/Mozart: Mass in C minor, December 1958; George Frideric Handel: Solomon, June 1959); London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Antal Doráti (June 1959); Northampton Bach Choir & Orchestra (J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248), December 1957); Webb String Orchestra and the Worcester Festival Choral Society conduced by David Willcocks (G.F. Handel: Messiah, December 1956); the Goldsmith's Choir & a section of the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Basil Cameron (Concert of the Schubert Society, November 1957); the London Orpheus Choir and the Landolphi Chamber Orchestra conducted by James Gaddarn (G.F. Handel: Judas Maccabaeus, June 1959); and many others.

Pauline Brockless did complete her career by teaching in Cambridge for some years. During her active career as a singer she lived in London, and her other interests were: painting, sculpture, sketching, reading, walikng and piano.

Recordings: J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244), conducted by Ralph Vaughan Williams (Caviar / Pearl, 1958); Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, with BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Malcolm Sargent (HMV, 1955).

 

Source: International Who's Who in Music & Musicians' Directory (4th Edition, 1962); Christine Jaritz-Wilson (August 2009); Supplements from various other sources
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Aryeh Oron (November 2006); Christine Jaritz-Wilson (August 2009)

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