Edward Hartwell Jones

Edward Hartwell Jones BMus (hons) is a singing teacher and performer in Chester and a recent graduate from the Royal College of Music, London. He is the current vocal coach for Abbey Gate College in Chester and Chester Cathedral Choir. Edward has performed all around the world including America, Germany, France and Sweden to name a few. In the UK Edward has sung solo at the MEN Arena in Manchester, the Manchester apollo theatre and had his debut performance at the Royal Albert Hall in 2007.

Performance

Edward Hartwell Jones is an extremely experienced soloist as he has been performing for over fifteen years, originally as a chorister at Chester Cathedral Choir with recordings of Mendelssohns ‘Hear My Prayer’ and Allegri’s ‘Miserere Mei’ but now as a freelance baritone around the UK and the world…

 

Exquisite performances by the vocal soloists and nice contrasts between timbres. Vocal Art on the highest level

Strängnäs Abbey, Sweden – Dag Lundin

I took most pleasure in how effortless the Baritone sounded

Alla Helgona Church, Sweden – Fride Jansson

The wedding would not have been the same if it wasn’t for Edward’s singing, absolutely fantastic, everyone in the church was amazed!

St Johns Church, Chester – William Webster

Biography

Edward started his musical career as a Chorister at Chester Cathedral Choir under the supervision of Roger Fisher and then David Poulter. As a chorister Edward performed in many venues around the UK and abroad, including a solo performance at the MEN arena in Manchester in front of 10,000 people and a duet at the Manchester Apollo theatre with Sarah Brightman. He played the lead role of Amahl in ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’ and reached the final of the BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year. He has sung solos in St Patrick’s Cathedral New York and St Paul’s Cathedral London.

Edward received an exhibition award for singing from Trinity Guildhall for achieving the highest mark in the world for grade 6 at age 12. He won the Margaret Caven House Music Competition and is a scholar of the People to People association in Cheshire.

Edward studied at the Royal College of Music, London studying for a Bmus degree under the tuition of Russell Smythe and Stephen Roberts. He was involved in the production of a Japanese opera of Macbeth at the Britten Theatre. He has recently sung with the Ionian singers conducted by Timothy Salter, was the bass soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the conductor Paul Spicer and performed at the 100 year old Petersfield Festival in Hampshire, singing the bass solo, in Bach’s Wachet auf, ruft uns die stimme. Edward also sang a solo at the Royal Albert Hall to raise money for the school children from the borough of Kensington and Chelsea in front of 5,500 people. Edward is currently one of a handful of singing teachers in Chester and is in great demand in the area.

Edward’s past performances include Duruflé’s Requiem, Britten’s Rejoice in the lamb, Mozart’s Requiem and Schumann’s Liederkreis.

Teaching

I can provide individual singing lessons in Chester or at your home within the Chester area. Many of my pupils work through the Trinity Guildhall exam syllabus with me though some choose not to take the actual exams themselves, preferring to learn less formally. I currently have an extremely busy schedule.

WHAT I TEACH…

Posture, Breathing, Facial Expression, Phonation, Support, Quality, Quantity (Volume), Vibrato, Intonation, Articulation, Range, Vowel Accuracy, Basic Musicianship, Confidence, Song Interpretation, Communication, Phrasing, Sensitivity to Text, Platform Technique, Agility, Dynamic Control, Flexibility, Tone Colour.

FEES…

My current teaching fee is £26 per hour for lessons.

SAMPLE PRACTICE SHEET…

I use Practice Sheets to help my pupils with their own technique. I find them extremely useful as it gives the pupil a greater incentive to learn at home. For an A4 printable Practice Sheet click on the Image.


Music

1. Chanson A Boire – Ravel

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2. Chanson De Clown – Chausson

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3. Come Away Death – Finzi

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4. Dandinis Aria – La Cenerentola – Rossini

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5. The Little Road To Bethlehem – Head

(Recorded at Chester Cathedral. Aged 12)

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6. A Grateful Heart – Plumstead

(Recorded at Chester Cathedral. Aged 12)

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Video

1. Chester Cathedral Nave Choir Concert on March 14th 2009. This is a recording of the third movement from Brahms Requiem. The video and Audio was recorded by William Hay.

 

2. The Crucifixion by John Stainer. Sung by St Mary’s Church Choir and the Waverton Singers. Tenor – Joseph Buckmaster, Bass – Edward Hartwell Jones. This is a compilation of the Bass solos.

 

3. I was asked to do a voice over for a Music Production Project at Leeds College of Music in January 2009. Audio Edited by Joseph Jones.

 

4.The Crucifixion by John Stainer. Sung by St Mary’s Church Choir and the Waverton Singers. Tenor – Joseph Buckmaster, Bass – Edward Hartwell Jones. This is the Duet.

 

Email

 

I currently have a full diary of lessons. If only one or two lessons are needed, I may be able to fit you in.

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