ACCOMPANIED by Ely Cathedral’s Assistant Organist, Edmund Aldhouse, soloist Tara Bungard will be performing a selection of 20th Century American songs at King’s Ely’s Recital Hall next Friday (15).

Tara has a wide repertoire spanning oratorio, opera and jazz and enjoys a busy and varied career, having performed extensively throughout Europe and in the USA. A seasoned oratorio soloist, she has sung Haydn’s St Nicholas Mass under Nicholas Cleobury, Handel’s Messiah with the London Handel Orchestra and Mozart’s Vespraes Solemnes de Confessore with the London Chamber Orchestra. Her operatic repertoire is varied and includes such roles as Musetta (La Boheme), Adina (The Elixir of Love), Marzelline (Fidelio), Gilda (Rigoletto), Fiordiligi (Cosi fan Tutte), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), Pamina (The Magic Flute) and the title roles in Tosca and Carmen.

Edmund has been Assistant Organist of Ely Cathedral since September 2013. He is also School Organist at King’s Ely. His work at Ely is centred on accompanying and directing the Cathedral Choir in daily services, recordings, tours and broadcasts, and has involved collaborations with artists as diverse as Gareth Malone and Jethro Tull.

The concert is on Friday January 15, 2016 at 7.30pm in the Recital Hall at King’s Ely, which can be accessed on foot via in The Gallery. Parking is available at the rear of the Hayward Theatre via Church Lane. Tickets are £10 for adults, free for children, and can be purchased from or by calling 01353 653931.

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