“Eloise Irving sings with a graceful vibrato that has a natural thrill” Andrew Connal, reviewer
Eloise trained in voice and harp at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and as a choral scholar at Kings College, London. She currently studies privately with Paul Farrington.
Career highlights include winning the 1998 BBC Radio 2 Choirgirl of the Year competition. This led to her appearing as a soloist in Sunday Half Hour, Good Morning Sunday, Friday Night is Music Night, Daily Service and Songs of Praise. In December, 1999, she released a CD with the BBC Concert Orchestra: “A Christmas Celebration” including her composition: “The Little Messiah” which was released as a single and performed with the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, Fairfield Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall.
In concert, Eloise has performed Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” with the OAE at Kings Place and with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Trevor Pinnock, Handel’s “Messiah” with the LSO conducted by Sir Colin Davis at the Barbican Hall and with the OAE at St John’s Smith Square conducted by Stephen Layton. Performances have also included Bach’s “St Matthew Passion” with the Academy of Ancient Music, Bach’s “Jauchzet Gott” alongside Crispian Steele-Perkins, Bach’s “St John Passion” with the OAE and a Brahms BBC Prom, again with the OAE, conducted by Marin Alsop at the Royal Albert Hall. She has also performed, toured and recorded with groups including Tenebrae, AAM, Polyphony, Armonico Consort, Philharmonia Voices, Oxford Camerata, Eric Whitacre Singers and Gareth Malone’s Voices.
On the opera and acting stage, Eloise has worked for festivals including Longborough Festival Opera, Bury Court Opera and Chilmark Opera. In 2014, Eloise sang the role of Almirena
in a production of Handel’s “Rinaldo” with Longborough. Eloise’s other operatic roles include Belinda in Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” alongside Emma Kirkby, Galatea in“Acis and Galatea”, Maria in Zipoli’s “The Imperfect Pearl”, the Sibyl in Peel’s “Neron Kaisar” and a soloist role in Purcell’s “The Fairy Queen. She is currently performing in a UK concert tour with Oz Clarke matching wine with music.
Read more about Eloise’s extensive stage experience as an actor.