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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 and The Tallis Scholars.  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 Weihnachts-Oratorium with the Gabrieli Consort and Paul McCreesh, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem with the London Mozart Players, and Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 with the New London Consort.

Cecilia can be heard on over forty recordings, including solo appearances on award-winning discs with Polyphony and The King’s Consort.  Her recent recordings include the critically acclaimed Bach St Matthew Passion, performed with solo voices by the Dunedin Consort and Players under John Butt.  Their recording of Bach’s Mass in B Minor also for Linn Records has recently been released to excellent reviews.  Concerts include Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 with St Paul’s Cathedral Choir in the City of London Festival.

“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