A bitter-sweet lullaby, in which a mother sings to her growing son and longs for his father to return.
Sophia Brumfitt has performed as an oratorio soloist, with renaissance and medieval ensembles. Her versatile and agile voice has enabled her to work in areas spanning the entire spectrum of early music; from Medieval to Early Classical, through traditional Celtic and Sephardic song.
Studying Music History and Performance Practice as a PostGraduate at Royal Holloway (RHUL) and Royal College of Music, Sophia has continued to research and devise many diverse programmes and collaborations with some of the country’s top Early Musicians, for television, stage and concert hall.
Present projects include Maiden in the Moor with Rebecca Austen-Brown focusing on retelling Medieval and traditional stories through using traditional, historic forms alongside electronic treatments and looping. Maniera with Emma Alter and Toby Carr delve into the colourful world of Early Baroque repertoire that links instrument and voice.
The 2020 Coronavirus Arts Shutdown meant that a number of singing engagements were cancelled this year, most notably the Canada Water performances of Theatre Volière’s Lyonesse and the the Easter Festival at St. Anne’s, Highgate West Hill. Sophia teaches by both Zoom and by Skype- for further information please follow the links below.
Meanwhile, alternative lockdown research interests have included the interaction between 16th/17th century vocal writing and Commedia dell’Arte troupes, and generally getting round to looking at the large quantities of vocal scores in my home library.
"The beautiful voice, stage presence and clear diction of Sophia Brumfitt created a real sense of occasion which lifted everyone's spirits.."
King of Hearts Arts Centre, Norwich
"A range of vocal colouration some, much better known singers, would do well to emulate."
'Music & Vision Daily'
"I quite thought that Bordoni would jump out of her picture-frame and start beating her up out of jealousy."
'Thames Valley Early Music Forum'