London based, award winning Soprano Joanne McGahon is an international performer of startling versatility, charming audiences wherever she goes whether as an imposing and dramatic opera singer or during her delicate and thoughtful oratorio and she is fast becoming recognized as one of today’s outstanding sopranos.
Joanne’s latest album “The London Soprano” recorded with the multi-award winning City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Paul Bateman soared into the top ten of The Official Classical Charts as well as being featured on Classic FM.
Joanne was recently honoured to sing in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen accompanied by All Souls Orchestra for the 150th Anniversary of Scripture Union. As well as performing on BBC Songs of Praise, Joanne was thrilled to represent the UK3 Lions Team in Russia at the Art Football Festival by singing at The Moscow State Hall gala concert, The British Embassy and The Locomotiv Stadium.
Joanne trained with English National Opera and the National Opera Studio in London, recent operatic roles include the title role of Tosca, Guinevere (Camelot), Gianetta (Gondoliers) and Elsie (Yeoman of the Guard). Awarded “The Voice of North London”, Joanne appeared at Trent Park’s Open Air Classical Prom and more recently starred with Rick Wakeman and the Orion Symphony Orchestra at the Last Night of the Water Rat Proms.
On the concert platform, oratorio highlights include St. Paul’s Cathedral, Watford Coliseum, Vienna (All Souls Orchestra), Festival Internazionale del Teatro Romano, Bayeaux, Coutances and Notre-Dame Cathedrals and guest appearances in New York and Sweden. In addition to performing live on BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship, Joanne has sung live numerous times for Absolute Radio as well as recording for film and television soundtracks. In her spare time, she can be found opera singing in the lower piazza Covent Garden as well as charity work providing music therapy.