Ellie Neate (Soprano) has been part of the Cheltenham Philharmonic family for many years. She last performed with us in 2014 and we are thrilled to welcome her back as she comes to the end of her studies at Guildhall. We have been proud and delighted to see Ellie develop into a wonderful professional singer and performer. She joins us to sing in Mahler’s Fourth Symphony.
Ellie began playing the ‘cello at the age of five, and started singing soon after, joining the National Children’s Choir of Great Britain at the age of ten and then going on to have singing lessons with Alison Mary Sutton. She was a member of the Cathedral Youth Choir at Gloucester Cathedral from 2013 to 2014.
Ellie has sung the soprano solos in performances of Bach’s St John Passion with the Cathedral Choir, Bach’s Cantata number 51 (‘Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen)’ with members of the Southbank Sinfonia conducted by David Corkhill and Haydn’s Creation with Ramsey Choral Society.
Ellie started her studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Kate Paterson and currently studies with Sarah Pring. Opera performances include the arias and duets of Norina (Don Pasquale), Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and Papagena (the Magic Flute) during the Islington Proms 2016 and the chorus of serving girls in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta (GSMD Opera Course, 2016).