Charlotte Newstead

Charlotte Newstead read music at the University of Bristol, graduating with a Masters Degree with distinction in Early Music. 

Her busy concert schedule extends through a wide range of genres and includes all the major (and many of the minor!) oratorio works from composers such as JS Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Pergolesi, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Brahms, Dvorak, Gounod, Elgar, Orff, Tippett and Karl Jenkins. 

She regularly appears as a soloist with orchestras around the UK performing such works as Strauss's Four Last Songs, Mozart's Concert Arias, Bach Cantatas and Villa Lobos's Bachianas Brasilieras.  

She has had several pieces written for her and in 2011 will be giving the first performance of a new song-cycle called Songs of Summer by Lyn Lloyd Jones for soprano and string orchestra.  

She has sung in venues throughout the UK from Snape Maltings, St Martin in the Fields and Dorchester Abbey to Salisbury Cathedral, Bath Abbey and Petersfield Festival Hall. 

She currently splits her time between performing and teaching and has a large number of private pupils as well as teaching singing at Henbury School in Bristol.  She lectures in Music Theory & Music History for All4Music and sings every week at the Lord Mayor's Chapel in Bristol. 

Charlotte Newstead

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  • “Allegri’s legendary Miserere gave soprano Charlotte Newstead licence to thrill with her breathtaking silvery top Cs. She was equally impressive in Hassler’s Missa Ecce quam bonum.”
    Andrea Argent – The Mercury
  • “The Lorien Ensemble with soprano Charlotte Newstead performed Vivaldi’s motet Nulla in Mundo Pax Sincera … the soloist showed a beautiful tone throughout with the top notes being particularly impressive...”
    John Packwood – Lord Mayor’s Chapel
  • “Those were wonderful performances (Strauss Last Four Songs) you gave us in the cathedral last night. The effect in those surroundings was absolutely magical.”
    Ross Mallock – Salisbury Symphony Orchestra
  • “Richard Strauss’s popular Four Last Songs in which Charlotte Newstead enchanted us all with her sweet , expressive interpretation of the work …”
    Salisbury Journal