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Cecilia Osmond

“Star of the evening was soprano Cecilia Osmond who sang through the demanding programme with total assurance, glorious sound and great clarity of line.”

Early Music Today

The Canadian-born soprano Cecilia Osmond is heard frequently as a soloist and as a member of elite vocal ensembles, such as The Cardinall’s Musick, The Tallis Scholars and The Marian Consort. She was educated at St Paul’s Girls’ School and Trinity College, Cambridge.  During her postgraduate study at the Royal Academy of Music she was awarded the Silver Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians.

Notable solo performances include the title role in Handel’s Theodora with Nicholas McGegan at the Spitalfields Festival, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Gabrieli Consort and Paul McCreesh, Bach’s Matthew Passion with the Sixteen and Harry Christophers, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem with the London Mozart Players, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 in the City of London Festival with St Paul’s Cathedral Choir and Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri with The English Concert and Harry Bicket at the Wigmore Hall.  In 2016 Cecilia made her operatic debut with New Chamber Opera, as Cintia in Cimarosa’s The Parisian Painter

Cecilia can be heard on over sixty recordings, including solo appearances on award-winning discs with Polyphony and The King’s Consort.  Her recent recordings include the critically acclaimed Bach Matthew Passion and Bach Mass in B Minor, performed with solo voices by the Dunedin Consort and Players under John Butt.

Cecilia has recently been elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.

“Susan Hamilton ideally matched with, yet distinctive from Osmond in the ‘Christe’ duet.”

BBC Music Magazine review of Bach B minor Mass with Dunedin Consort, Linn CKD 354

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Recordings featuring Cecilia Osmond

J S Bach: St Matthew Passion with Dunedin Consort

The award-winning Dunedin Consort give a remarkable... READ MORE

Posted on June 14th 2014

Bach: B minor Mass with Dunedin Consort


Posted on June 14th 2014

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"Elegant Canadian-born, Oxford-based soprano Cecilia Osmond’s soaring solos filled the lofty heights of the chapel with exquisite beauty and crystalline clarity."

Oxford Bach Soloists - Christmas Oratorio at New College, Oxford, December 2016
Review: Oxford Mail

News featuring Cecilia Osmond

April Highlights

Highlights of the London Handel Festival this month –... READ MORE

Posted on April 1st 2014