Julie Bale Choral Director, Soprano,Vocal Coach
Julie Bale is a British Dramatic Soprano, Teacher of Singing and Conductor. She is equally at home in Opera, Oratorio and on the concert platform. She has worked extensively in Oratorio performing the majority of the standard Choral Repertoire from Bach, Handel, Mozart, Rossini, Poulenc, Vaughan Williams with Choral Societies all over Britain but her main specialism is in large scale works such as Orff’s Carmina Burana and Verdi’s Requiem. Her Operatic highlights have included Helmwige in Die Walküre 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. She is also much in demand as a concert artist where her credits include Britten On This Island and Strauss Four Last Songs.
Julie enjoys a highly successful career as a vocal coach and workshop leader. She has held a niumber of prestigious posts including Resident Vocal Coach for The London Oriana Choir. and Harrow Choral Society. She regularly leads workshops in vocal technique for Choral singers.
Julie’s Conducting posts are currently Choral Director of the North Middlesex Federation Townswomen's Guild Choir, Choral Director of Northwood Choral Society, Choral Director of East Barnet Ladies Choir and leader of Harrow Choral Society's Training Choir Singing for Starters.