Bethany Halliday – Soprano – premiered Mass in Blue at The Cambridge Corn Exchange in 2003 and has continued to perform the work frequently since that time. Venues have included the London Barbican, The Sage Gateshead, Durham Cathedral and she has sung excerpts from the Mass in Blue live on BBC Radio 3. Bethany enjoys a wide range of performing throughout the UK including opera, oratorio and jazz. She has worked for ENO, Grange Park Opera, Eastern Opera, British Youth Opera, D’Oyly Carte, Opera Omnibus and her operatic roles include Zerlina ( Don Giovanni), Adele ( Die Fledermaus), Sandman and Dew Fairy ( Hansel and Gretel), Leila ( Pearl Fishers), Yum Yum ( Mikado), Frasquita ( Carmen), Oscar ( Masked Ball), Berta ( Barber of Seville) and Nannetta ( Falstaff). Oratorio performances include Haydn Nelson Mass, Bach St John Passion, Fauré Requiem, Handel Israel in Egypt, Vivaldi Gloria, Handel Messiah, Kodaly Missa Brevis, Duruflé Requiem, Bach Magnificat and the Verdi Requiem.
Bethany also performs solo recitals blending opera and song repertoire with jazz. She has appeared with the Will Todd Trio on a number of occasions.