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Jacqueline Barron

Jacqueline Barron was born in Wellingborough Northants. She is a graduate of The Royal College of Music where she studied singing with Sally Le Sage. She was a member of the Swingle Singers for years, gaining experience in many different musical styles and the opportunity to perform with major orchestras throughout the world. With the group she toured endlessly - in the United States, Canada, the Far East, Europe and Scandinavia, and recorded several albums. Since leaving the group Jacqueline has been in constant demand. She has performed at the International Voice Symposium at the Juilliard School in New York City and has been soloist at several major British music festivals, including the Canterbury Festival and the Guildford Festival, where she took part in the production Same Enchanted Evening singing the songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein.

In the contemporary music field, Jacqueline is familiar with the works of Luciano Berio, performing Sinfonia many times, including a recording in Paris with Pierre Boulez. She performed Berio's Folksongs in Israel, conducted by the composer, and in the same programme sang Purcell's The Fairy Queen to great critical acclaim. She recently performed the Folksongs again in Italy. Opera work includes Elijah Moshinsky's production of Tippett's The Midsummer Marriage for Channel 4 and Jiri Kylian's production of Ravel's L'Enfant et Les Sortileges with the Netherlands Dance Theatre.

Jacqueline is experienced in film and radio work and is a regular guest on BBC Radio 2's Friday Night Is Music Night She was featured in a series of concerts at the Barbican and Royal Festival Hall singing the songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber. As a result she was asked to record two songs for an album entitled The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Jacqueline spent a year working at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End, understudying and occasionally playing the role of Christine in The Phantom of the Opera.