Alice Halstead : Soprano
Alice is the featured soloist on John Rutter's latest recording of his Requiem, including the sublime Pie Jesu which is played regularly on Classic FM.
Alice has sung on eight of Clare College Choir’s acclaimed recordings of music for the church year. On Haec Dies: Music for Easter Alice sings the solo in S S Wesley’s Blessed be the God and Father and on Pange Lingua: Music for Corpus Christi she can be heard in Missa Pange Lingua by Josquin Desprez, Panis Angelicus by Francis Greer and Lo, the full, final Sacrifice by Gerald Finzi.
Alice sings on a couple of tracks of Karl Jenkins' CD for Christmas 2009, Stella Natalis, on EMI Classics, which went straight in at No. 1 on The Specialist Classical Chart. Stella Natalis was No. 1 throughout November 2009.
The album consists of two works, each dealing with the Christmas message with an inclusive and universal approach. The first is an entirely new piece by Karl Jenkins while the second is a collection of carols from around the world. The album, for choir and orchestra, features Tenebrae,directed by Nigel Short, trumpeter Alison Balsam and soprano Kate Royal with some Adiemus type vocals thrown in!