Jocelyn Coates is a performer-composer from London. In 2014, Jocelyn graduated from King’s College London, where she was a choral scholar under David Trendell, with an Honours degree in Music. In 2016 she gained a Masters degree in Music Composition from City, University of London, and in 2018 she was awarded distinction for a Postgraduate Diploma in Vocal Performance as a soprano 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.
Jocelyn is an experienced ensemble singer and soloist, and has sung with a variety of vocal ensembles and choirs. She currently holds a soprano bursary with The Ionian Singers and is also a member of the Philharmonia Chorus Student Scheme. She frequently deputises at churches in London. In opera she has performed the role of Helena in Noel Rosa’s A Noiva Do Condutor several times; other opera 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. She also has enjoyed performing as guest soloist for choral societies, including in Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s The Death of Minnehaha.
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. As a composer, Jocelyn is pleased to have had a work performed in 2019’s London Festival of Contemporary Church Music.
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.