Julie Bale :Soprano:Vocal Coach:Choral Director

 Julie Bale is a British Dramatic Soprano. Born in Leeds, she studied Music and German at Oxford Brookes University and followed this with an ARCM from The Royal College of Music, whilst studying with Elizabeth Robson. She studies vocal technique and vocal pedagogy with the eminent voice specialist Janice Chapman and Dame Josephine Barstow. 

 Operatic highlights have included Helmwige in Die Walk├╝re for Berwick Festival Opera and Leonore in Fidelio for OperaHerts conducted by Phillip Thomas. A role she covered for Dorset Opera. Other roles include Donna Anna, Aida (Concert version), Leonora il Trovatore and Alice Ford.

Julie enjoys a highly successful career as a vocal coach. After gaining a PGCE from Goldsmith's University, she worked firstly in both state and independent schools teaching students for all levels of examinations. In 2007 she founded and ran The Singing School which led the way in short courses in vocal technique for beginner singers and had hundreds of beginner singers complete its training. Her private studio in Bushey is extremely sought after and Julie teaches not only one to one lessons but more and more of her time Is spent giving workshops and master classes in vocal technique and performance technique. In April 2016 she took up the position of Resident Vocal Coach and member of music staff with The London Oriana Choir.

Julie is the Choral Director of the North Middlesex Federation Townswomen's Guild Choir, Choral Director of Northwood Choral Society and leader of Harrow Choral Society's Training Choir Singing for Starters. She is a member of the  conducting community of Sing For Pleasure led by Manvinder Rattan and has also studied with Amy Bebbington of the Association of British Choral Directors. 

Julie as Leonora, Il Trovatore
Julie as Alice Ford - Falstaff
Julie as Helmwige - Die Walkure, with Andrea Baker and Kathy Taylor-Jones