Diana is a highly versatile concert performer, equally at home in the recital room, cathedral or concert hall. She has collaborated internationally with a wide range of conductors including Nicholas McGegan, Sir Roger Norrington, Ivor Bolton and Harry Bicket. She is an experienced exponent of historical informed performance, and has worked with many specialist groups and conductors, including Trevor Pinnock, Matthew Halls, Robert King, Christian Curnyn and Vaclav Luks.
Alongside historical performance, Diana is known as an oratorio specialist, with high profile appearances including Bach's St Matthew Passion with Trevor Pinnock at the BBC Proms, Elgar's Dream of Gerontius at many English cathedrals including York Minster and Ely, Handel's Messiah with Huddersfield Choral Society and Tippett's A Child of Our Time at the SAGE. She has performed in many major concert venues across Europe, including the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the KKL in Luzern and the Tonhalle, Zurich.
On the concert platform recent performances include Copland's In the Beginning at Chichester Cathedral, Brahms' Alto Rhapsody at Leith Hill Music Festival, Berlioz's Nuits d'Ete at the SAGE and Handel & Vivaldi Arias at Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, USA. Future highlights include Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde at Tewkesbury Abbey, Mendelssohn’s Paulus at the Leipzig Gewandhaus and Handel’s Messiah at the Palace of Versailles.
Diana is an enthusiastic and critically acclaimed vocal recitalist and is becoming a leading exponent of English song. She is a regular performer at the Weekend of English Song at Ludlow, both as a singer and giver of lecture recitals. Her critically acclaimed programme, 'A Celebration of Kathleen Ferrier - her life, music & letters' has been endorsed by the Kathleen Ferrier Society and was reviewed as 'unmissable' by Paul Campion, author of 'Ferrier - A Career Recorded.' She represented England in the recital series for International Young Artists at Opera de Lille presenting a programme celebrating the best of English song. Other recent performances include Berlioz mélodies at theTonhalle, Zurich, a Liederabend at Göttingen International Handelfestspiel with Steven Devine at the fortepiano and Schönberg's Das Buch der Hängenden Gärten at Oxford Lieder Festival with pianist John Reid.
Current plans include
performances across the UK of 'A Celebration of Kathleen Ferrier -
her life, music & letters' and a return to Celebrating English
Song at Tardebigge in July 2012 with the programme, ‘Feminine
Charms’, celebrating English female composers. This programme will
feature the world première of new songs by Lynne Plowman.
For further information on A Celebration of Kathleen Ferrier, please view the dedicated page on this website.