Elenor Bowers-Jolley


Born and bred in rural Norfolk, Elenor began singing at an early age and discovered a passion for performing. Elenor studied music at Royal Holloway, University of London, The University of East Anglia, and went on to specialist vocal training at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama graduating with Distinction. Elenor is also an Alumna of the internationally renowned Britten-Pears Young Artists Programme.

Elenor has performed as the soprano soloist in numerous Oratorios both in the UK and abroad. Operatic roles include Adele (Die Fledermaus Strauss), Suzanna (Le Nozze di Figaro – Mozart), Elizetta (The Secret Marriage – Cimarosa), Nanetta (Falstaff – Verdi), Belinda (Dido and Aeneas – Purcell) and Zerlina (Don Giovanni – Mozart).

Opera chorus credits include Chabrier’s L’Etoile and Bizet’s Carmen at the Opera Comique in Paris under the baton of John Eliot Gardiner. Elenor has performed as soloist for The Monteverdi Choir and The King’s Consort and is also a member of The Academy of Ancient Music, Tenebrae, Capilla Cayrasco, Metro Voices, London Voices, Ex Cathedra, La Nuova Musica, The Audio Network Choir, and is a founder member of the Arkell Ensemble.

Recent performances include First Spirit in Mozart’s Magic Flute for Wexford Festival Opera, Rossini’s Petit Messe Solennelle for the Yehudi Menuhin School and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio for the choir of St Georges Windsor – the Chapel Royal, Haydn’s Creation, Bach’s Matthew Passion and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with The King’s Consort, Mozart Mass in C Minor for the Milton Keynes Chorale, Schumann’s Manfred and Beethoven’s An die Freude with the Monteverdi Choir, Handel’s Messiah for Ristretto Choir and Orchestra in Monte Carlo and Haydn’s Scena di Berenice and Beethoven’s Ah! Perfido with the Prometheus Orchestra. Elenor also completed a tour of the Canary Islands performing solo motets on behalf of Capilla Cayrasco under the direction of Eligio Luis Quinteiro. Elenor had the honor of performing Carmina Burana in Ely Cathedral, Handel’s Messiah at Snape Maltings and Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass, Mendelsshon’s Lobgesang and Schumann’s Manfred with the Monteverdi Choir. Elenor is also a tutor on the Britten International Music Course. Most recently Elenor has participated in Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang with The Monteverdi Choir and the LSO. Pergolesi Stabat Mater and Vivaldi Gloria for the North Norfolk Chorale, a return to Monte Carlo to sing Handel’s Messiah for the Ristretto Choir and Orchestra, and three performances of the Messiah with Orchestre Atelier Ostinato in France.