Ghislaine Morgan   singer and teacher

Ghislaine Morgan is one of Britain’s most sought-after singing teachers and vocal coaches. She has directed Lacock courses in Spain, Italy and the Netherlands and at the Lacock Summer School itself, and in April 2017 will lead a vocal workshop course in the Wiltshire town of Corsham.

Ghislaine read music at Oxford University where she continued her studies in piano and violin before going on to train in music education, and then as a singer at the Royal College of Music. There she was awarded the Sacher scholarship: ‘An exquisite soprano’... the recital was ‘lifted into ecstasy’. (Musical Times)
 
Ghislaine sang regularly with many renowned groups such as The Monteverdi Choir, The Tallis Scholars and The Sixteen, as well as with the King’s Consort, The Richard Hickox Singers and opera choruses such as The Aix-en-Provence Festival Opera, The Bath Festival Opera and Opera de Lyon. She has appeared as soloist on recordings for the Arte Nova, Decca, EMI, Gimell, Naxos, Richmond and Regent labels. She was a member of the choir of St. Bride’s Church, Fleet Street for 17 years but latterly has pursued her own individual career encompassing a wide variety of musical styles.
 
Solo engagements include a tour of South Africa singing Mahler’s Das Knaben Wunderhorn; recording the title role of Handel’s Deborah for German radio; concerts for the Mathieson Music School Calcutta International Festival, the Tel Aviv Festival for Vocal music, and the Sligo Festival of Baroque Music; and collaborations with Ballet du Nord. Ghislaine’s repertoire list embraces Monteverdi’s Vespers to Finzi’s Dies Natalis, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor to Canteloube’s Songs of the Auvergne. According to demand she has appeared as a washing machine, impersonated a caveman, sung opera from under a tablecloth and tongue trilled in an Indian garden.
 
Ghislaine’s educational work is inspired by a passion for encouraging others to be expressive with confidence, together with a desire to demystify vocal technique so that it can be both fun and simple to learn. She has a private practice in London, teaches at Cambridge University, and also at Dulwich College, from where she trains trebles for the national opera houses.
 
Ghislaine is engaged as a coach for choirs throughout Britain and Europe; in addition to her work at Lacock courses she has directed workshops in Britain, Iceland, India, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. She is an active member of the British Voice Association and is on the faculty of the Corso Internazionale Corale di Rimini and the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain. Ghislaine is the founder/director of the Sintra International Singing and Choral Conducting Course.