Jayne West, Soprano
Jayne West, Soprano
Jayne West has performed with many of the country's leading orchestras and chamber groups, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke, Handel & Haydn Society and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra under notable conductors Seiji Ozawa, Bernard Haitink, Trevor Pinnock, Neeme Järvi, Roberto Abbado, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Christopher Hogwood, Jane Glover, Grant Llewellyn and Keith Lockhart. She has sung at the Edinburgh Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival, Grant Park Series, Saito Kinen Festival, and with the Brussels National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, The New Israeli Opera Tel Aviv, and Boston Lyric Opera, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra Ms. West is a long-standing member of Emmanuel Music, which performs Bach Cantatas with

full orchestra and chorus each week as part of the Sunday Service. In addition to having sung most of the Bach Cantatas, Ms. West has sung several times on Emmanuel's 7-year Schubert Series, 7-year Schumann Series and in their performances of Schubert's Mass in E-Flat, Bach's B Minor Mass and Handel's Hercules, Saul, Jephtha, Brockes Passion, The Magic Flute and Ariodante. She has frequently sung with the Mark Morris Dance Group, having premiered L'Allegro at the Théatre de la Monnaie in Brussels, Four Saints in Three Acts at Berkeley, Dido and Aeneas in Brussels, and Stephen Foster Songs in Boston.

Recent concerts include Aaron Jay Kernis’ Simple Songs and Mahler Symphony #4 with the Mobile Symphony conducted by Scott Speck, Bach Mass in B Minor with Emmanuel Music, John Harbison conductor, Belinda and 1st Witch in Dido and Aeneas with the Mark Morris Dance Group at the Majestic Theatre, Mark Morris, conductor, and Haydn Creation with the Candlelight Singers in Newburport, MA.

Ms. West has recorded for Hyperion, Decca/Argo, MusicMasters, CRI, Koch, Telarc, London Records and Newport Classics. She performs in duet with Lorraine Hunt Lieberson on the recently released "Lorraine at Emmanuel" CD on Avie Records. Ms. West is currently on the faculty of Longy School of Music and Boston Arts Academy.

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