Winner: Senior Singer 2003
Angharad Morgan was born in South Wales and began singing at an early age.
She is a graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where she was awarded a full scholarship in 2000. During her time at the college she was also the recipient of the Valetta Jacobi Award for Sopranos, the Lee Freeman Memorial Scholarship and the Russell Sheppard Memorial Scholarship.
In 2003 Angharad won the title of Vale Singer of the Year.
Her extensive choral experience has taken her from the National Youth Choir of Wales to a scholarship with the BBC National Chorus of Wales, which has given her the opportunity to work under the direction of eminent conductors such as Martyn Brabbins, Leonard Slatkin and the late Richard Hickox. She is also a founder member of Serendipity Singers who tour regularly and have performed at the Beaulieu Sur Mer Festival, France, following which they launched their debut CD 'Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam'.
Operatic credits include 'Sandman' in Humperdink's Hansel and Gretel, 'Sister Blanche' in Poulenc's Dialogue of the Carmelites, 'Lucia' in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia, 'First Lady' in Mozart's 'Die Zauberflöte, 'Miss Wordsworth' in Britten's Albert Herring and 'The Innkeepers Wife' in The Cunning Little Vixen by Janácek for RWCMD, Belinda in Purcell's 'Dido and Aeneas' for the Gower Chorale, and Donna Elvira in Mozart's 'Don Giovanni' for the Opera School of Wales. Angharad has recently been working on Welsh National Opera's production of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, which was highly praised by both audiences and critics alike.
Angharad has performed in a variety of venues both home and abroad and is renowned for her versatility and wide ranging repertoire. On the concert platform Angharad has had the opportunity to work with some of Wales' most prestigious musical ensembles and soloists including duetting with Elin Manahan Thomas at St David's Hall.
Her concert and oratorio experience includes Brahms Requiem, Mozart Mass in C Minor, Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Requiem, Mass in C, Exsultate Jubilate, Handel Messiah, Dixit Dominus, Haydn Maria Theresa Mass, Dvorak Requiem, Faure Requiem, Vivaldi Gloria, Rutter Requiem and Magnificat.
Angharad is currently studying with International Soprano Rebecca Evans and was recently awarded a place at Dennis O'Neil's Cardiff International Academy of Voice.
Quote:- "Vale Singer of the Year is a fantastic competition which is invaluable to young singers. Competitions such as these give you confidence and skills to build on for your future career. Winning gave me a real boost at a time when I was leaving college and starting my career. Thank you Music in the Vale for a wonderful opportunity!"