Award-winning mezzo-soprano, Jennifer Johnston, joins us as Artist in Residence through to the end of 2020, returning to Liverpool Philharmonic after her popularity as guest artist at our 2018 Spirit of Christmas concerts.
A former BBC New Generation Artist, and a graduate of Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music, Jennifer’s dramatic performances have delighted audiences all over the world, performing in some of the most famous opera theatres and festivals, as well as internationally-acclaimed orchestral concerts and recordings.
Born in Liverpool, she will share her passion for the city, and its music and culture, through a range of exciting concerts. Opening with the album launch of her new release ‘A Love Letter to Liverpool’, Jennifer’s residency will showcase her versatility, from an intimate recital to dramatic masterpieces with the Orchestra, performing Mahler's Symphony No.2, Mahler's Symphony No.3, Handel's Messiah and Beethoven’s Symphony No.9.
"…a homecoming for mezzo Jennifer Johnston, now an international opera singer but once upon a time she was a teenage member of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir. Johnston is clearly delighted – and, in the case of a deeply powerful performance of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, which won the biggest ovation of the night on Sunday – clearly moved to be back."
Arts City Liverpool, concert review: Spirit of Christmas 2018 ****