We are delighted to announce that Jacob Cole will be performing on Friday evening before dinner and the games evening.
"We have to thank our Conference Secretary, Sue Pomeroy for introducing me to Jacob. We invited Jacob to entertain us at last year’s District Handover and he did not disappoint. Although classically trained, Jacob also sings songs from the hit musicals, light opera and tunes from the swing era right up to date. His personality and his music will provide the perfect interlude at the Friday Viva Las Vegas."
And more from Jacob:
Jacob studies classical tenor voice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. It is a four year degree course at the Barbican Centre in London, where he lives. Jacob studies with the internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Ruby Philogene (MBE) who has had a leading career singing opera and oratorio. In recent years in Paris and Australia, Ruby gained a reputation as a transformational teacher.
Jacob is a member of the National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain and has sung with their Fellowship Octet. He has performed with the choir at the first night of the BBC Proms, Carols at the Royal Albert Hall, recoding at Abbey Road Studios for classical albums and film soundtracks and a live guest appearance on the Heart Radio Breakfast show with Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden.
Looking back over the years, Jacob was in the chorus in Oliver! in the West End aged 10. He has been part of many Youth Theatre Shows and his favourite musical theatre role was Phantom, which he played at the Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School's production of Phantom of the Opera in 2016. He played Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar in Tring in 2015.
Jacob is a creative and inquisitive musician, who seeks to explore musical and technical excellence. Alongside his studies Jacob enjoys performing for weddings, events and meetings where he has built up an eclectic range of musical theatre, swing, pop/rock, classical and folk repertoire Jacob also likes to experiment with technology using his looping pedal to create a unique sound made up of many layered live voices. Jacob hopes to have a career as an operatic tenor in the future.