BIOGRAPHY

 

British soprano Miranda Ostler graduated from University College, Durham in 2015, where she was a choral scholar. This year she is one of twelve inaugural Choral Scholars with the Oxford Bach Soloists (Tom Hammond-Davies). Miranda currently sings with choirs including London Choral Sinfonia (Michael Waldron), Icosa (Luke Mather), and Philharmonia Voices (Aidan Oliver), and is the soprano in the professional quartet at St George’s Headstone, Harrow (Huw Jones). She also regularly deputises at numerous churches around London, including All Saints’ Margaret Street, St Peter’s Eaton Square, St Stephen’s Gloucester Road, and St George's Hanover Square. Miranda is a founding member of two new vocal ensembles: The Rupa Ensemble (Julian Marshall), and Oread Chamber Choir (Will Wright/Will Brockman). She has toured Mexico and the UK with Schola Cantorum of Oxford (James Burton), and has recorded for film and television at Abbey Road, Dean Street, Air, and Angel Studios, London.  

Recent solo work includes Bach Cantatas 61, 132, 162, and 186 (Oxford Bach Soloists/Tom Hammond-Davies); Pepusch The Death of Dido (Baroque Week/Theresa Caudle); Mozart Requiem (Willington Festival Chorus/Scott Inglis-Kidger); Bach St Matthew Passion (one voice per part); Monteverdi Vespers (The Bishop’s Consort/David Stancliffe); McDowall The Lord is Good (English Chamber Singers/Martin Neary); Handel Messiah (Scott Inglis-Kidger); Purcell In Guilty Night, Luigi Rossi Disperar di se stesso (Musica Antica Rotherhithe/Oliver Doyle), Bach Cantatas 36 and 186 (Bishop's Consort/David Stancliffe); Cavalieri Rappresentatione di Anima, e di Corpo (Durham Opera Ensemble/Andrew Lawrence-King); Britten Hymn to St Cecilia (Schola Cantorum); Rejoice in the Lamb (Vox Holloway); Allegri Miserere; Howells’s and Fauré’s Requiem; Carissimi Jepthe; and she was the soloist for the première of Harvey Brough’s 2014 composition Incantation of Eden (Harvey Brough/Vox Holloway).

We were delighted to have Miranda sing so beautifully for us at the service. Everyone said how well and movingly she sang, drawing attention to the music and the feelings in it and not even remotely to herself. She’s a fine artist.
— Previous client, 2017

Miranda is also Administrator for the London Choral Sinfonia, Platinum Choral Workshops and The Rupa Ensemble, and works as a freelance graphic designer.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMIE WRIGHT