Jocelyn Coates is a soprano and freelance musician based in London. She is an experienced ensemble singer and soloist, and has sung with a variety of vocal ensembles and choirs. Jocelyn currently holds a soprano bursary with The Ionian Singers and is a member of the Philharmonia Chorus Student Scheme. She is a professional member of the choir of Methodist Central Hall Westminster, and has deputised at other churches in London. She enjoys performing as guest soloist for choirs and ensembles; recent works include Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and the world premiere of Cantata Itinerarium by Catarina Domenici with libretto by Vinicius de Carvalho.
She was awarded distinction for a Postgraduate Diploma in Vocal Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, where she held a Trinity College of Music Choral Scholarship, singing in the choir at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich. Prior to that she gained an Honours degree in Music from King’s College London, where she was a choral scholar under David Trendell, and a Masters degree in Music Composition from City, University of London.
She has performed the role of Helena in Noel Rosa’s A Noiva Do Condutor several times; other opera and operetta performances include Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Handel’s Semele, and the title role in Sullivan’s Iolanthe. In opera scenes, she has played Hänsel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Cis in Britten’s Albert Herring, La Princesse in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges, Iphigénie in Gluck’s Iphigénie en Aulide, and Nanetta in Verdi’s Falstaff.
Jocelyn plays several instruments and enjoys performing a range of styles of music. Besides classical, she is involved in groups performing folk, jazz, Brazilian, and Bulgarian music. Jocelyn also enjoys instrumental teaching and composing.
Please use the contact form if you would like to book Jocelyn to perform at church services and events such as weddings and celebrations. She can also be booked to boost soprano sections for choral societies and as a soprano deputy.