"Semele was another highpoint. In the title role Alexandra Kennedy combined Barbie 'think pink' with some very stylish singing." Serena Fenwick, Musical Pointers

 

“Alex is a wonderful person to have working with you. Her performance as a singer is immediate and intimate and leaves one with a warm feeling. Having heard her perform professionally, I had no hesitation in asking her to perform at a an event I was organising. " Hugh Gilbert, London Sketch Club

 

English soprano Alexandra Kennedy trained at Birmingham Conservatoire under Christine Cairns. Since graduating, she has performed all over the world at corporate events, private concerts and in a variety of musical productions, and was an original member of the classical girl band 'Passionata'.  Performances include a recital at the Ritz for Prince Albert of Monaco, singing at the EDF Cup Final, England-Pacific Islands and England-South Africa games at Twickenham, singing for Boris Johnson the night he was elected Mayor of London, a private recital for Gordon and Sara Brown at Chequers, performing at the Cannes Lions Festival and the Posedonia shipping conference,Athens, an historic performance for the earthquake appeal in the Great Hall of People, Beijing, singing at the Olympic Gold Ball, and the Wimbledon Champions Ball,  a private recital for the Duchess of Cornwall at Clarence House and most recently, a private tea at the Ritz with Cherie Blair and Sinitta.

Operatic roles include Titania 'The Fairy Queen', Purcell, Zerlina, 'Don Giovanni' and title role in Handel's 'Semele' (Opera Scenes), Despina, 'Cosi fan Tutti', Adele, 'Die Fledermaus', Semele, (Opera Anywhere), Pannoshka, Rimsky Korsakov's 'May Night' for Garsington Educational Project and chorus of British Youth Opera. Recitals include two world premiers of song cycles: 'In Nature's Ball' and 'Song Thrush' which were specifically written for her voice by composer Peter Cowdrey, performances of Herbert Howells 'In Green Ways', the early songs of Debussy at the Chipping Campden Festival, also several recitals of Grieg songs with pianist John Humphreys. Alexandra was the soprano soloist in Handel's Dixit Dominus, conducted by Simon Over in St Andrews and she went to Brussels to sing the lead role in another world premier: The musket Ball - a dramatic oratorio. She was the soprano soloist with the London Contemporary Orchestra at the opening of the Christmas lights in Covent Garden, conducted Hugh Brunt.

Alexandra set up the charity concert series: ChelseaConcerts: www.chelseaconcerts.com  with countertenor Oliver Gerrish, in 2009. The pair performed the Pergolesi Stabat Mater in Chelsea Old Church in April 2009 in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and they returned in December 2009 with an exciting Christmas concert to raise money for SSAFA. In 2010 the duo performed an All English programme for St Georges Day at Holy Trinity Sloane Square, and have returned to this church; described at 'the Cathedral of Arts and Crafts'  for their sell-out 2010, 2011 and 2012 Christmas Concerts. They performed in a new and beautiful venue: St Augustine's, Queen's gate in April 2011 for an evening of Royal music in celebration of the Royal Wedding - with guest of honour Jenny Agutter , and have collaborated with several noted musicians including Violinist Victoria Lyon (from Escala), harpist Ophelia Hohler, Violeta Barrena and Dimitris Dekavallas (the violin and classical guitar duo 'Duo Diez') and conductor Hugh Brunt of the London Contemporary Orchestra. 

Alexandra is a regular soloist at Holy Trinity Brompton and St Pauls, Onslow Square.  Future plans include an open air production Bejamin Britten's A Midsummer Nights Dream in Derbyshire and London , and a 'My First Concert' series for small children, introducing them to live Classical music for the first time - details to follow....