Alongside her stage and choral work, Elaine particularly enjoys performing in concerts, recitals and other events.

She is available and willing to perform as a soloist or in concert with other musicians and singers and has performed in concerts across Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and further afield. 

Concerts

Elaine is a popular soloist on the concert scene in Grantham and the surrounding areas. She performed as a guest soloist with the Belvoir Wassailers (a local male voice choir) on a regular basis between 2012-2014 and has also recently sung as a guest soloist with the Burghley Voices (a chamber choir based in Stamford).

Elaine is also in demand to perform at local charity and fundraising events. These have recently included the Chairman's Charity Gala, Musical Madness, Belvoir Castle Christmas Fantasia, the Stamford Senior Citizen's Concert and 'From School to Spotlight' (a fundraising concert at KGGS, Grantham with old school friends and professional sopranos Nicola Pulford and Hannah Coleman).

For concerts like these, Elaine has a wide variety of music available including light classical repertoire, works from operettas, musical theatre selections (from classic and contemporary musicals) and / or light jazz pieces (from composers such as Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Rogers and Hart and Cole Porter). 

Here is a live recording of Elaine singing 'I got rhythm' (Gershwin) at a concert in 2012.   

 

"The old girls did it again in the second half as Nicola and Elaine produced a humorous performance of Rossini's Cat Duet accompanied by almost constant chuckles from the audience!" (Grantham Journal review, 'From School to Spotlight')

 

"On behalf of Stamford Town Council, I wish to express sincerest thanks to you ... for the fantastic Annual Senior Citizens Concert ... the feedback has been excellent. Well done!" (Letter from the Mayor of Stamford) 

 

"Thank you for supporting us again and providing wonderful entertainment for our Christmas Fantasia. We would like to thank you personally for your contribution to this event." (Letter from the Duchess of Rutland)

 Vintage Fair - May 2014

Other Events

Elaine often sings at other events that would not be classed as typical 'concerts!' Some examples from the past year include:

  • Pre/after dinner entertainment (both for companies and private parties)
  • Fundraising 'charter dinners'
  • Birthday parties
  • Weddings
  • Vintage Fairs
  • Garden parties
  • Summer Fayres
  • Pub gigs
  • Radio broadcasts (both in the studio and as outside broadcasts)
  • Busking - inc. the 'Music in May' series at the George Shopping Centre, Grantham.
  • Outside events - inc. 'Music on the Brayford' in Lincoln.
For events like these, Elaine has a wide range of repertoire available - please contact her for more details. 

  

 

"Please thank Elaine for Saturday. She was absolutely brilliant - great choice of numbers. Everybody really enjoyed it." (Letter from St Mary's Church Council)

 

"I am losing track of the number of people who have asked "who was that woman?"  What a lovely voice!" (Letter from St Mary's Church Council)

Belvoir Wasssailers Concert - December 2013 - Photo copyright - Ruth Coward