Judith Rough

Judith Rough

November 2015

Soprano Judith RoughJudith studied voice at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music where she won the Blanche Campbell Memorial Scholarship, The Eastman School of Music USA and the Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music, USA.

She has extensive experience as a soloist in concert and oratorio, having performed most of the major soprano repertoire with various choirs and orchestras in Sydney, most recently Bach’s Mass in B minor, Haydn’s Paukenmesse, Bach’s Sleepers Awake and Messiah. She has recently had the pleasure and challenge of performing solo cantatas by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Pergolesi and Porpora. In the USA Judith has performed as a recitalist, and as soloist and ensemble member with the professional chamber choirs Voces Novae et Antiquae and The Lady Chapel Singers, recording with them and touring in the USA and Europe. She sang with the Mainline Opera Guild, and performed opera as part of the music education programme in Philadelphia schools. She worked as resident cantor and soloist for historic St David’s Episcopal Church, Devon, USA, and as professional soloist at St Martin’s Episcopal Church, Radnor.

Judith performs regularly in concert and recital in and around Sydney. Performances in 2014 included a performance at Government House in Hobart in the presence of the Governor of Tasmania, Opera Afloat in Association with Sydney’s Vivid festival, Bach’s solo cantata Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen with the Highland Sinfonia, Messiah with Sutherland Shire Choral Society celebrating their 40th anniversary, and recitals at St Stephen’s Uniting Church Macquarie Street with organist Mark Quarmby (works by Porpora and Handel) and at St Jude’s Anglican Church Bowral with pianist John Martin (“An Afternoon with the Late Romantics”) as part of their classical music concert series. In 2015 she has again performed with the Highland Sinfonia and in recital at St Stephen’s and St Jude’s along with other concert performances. She is looking forward to performing Strauss’s Four Last Songs with the Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra.