Tara Bungard - Soprano
Tara Bungard has a wide repertoire spanning oratorio, opera and jazz and enjoys a busy and varied career, having performed extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East and in the USA.
A seasoned oratorio soloist, she has sung Haydn’s St Nicholas Mass under Nicholas Cleobury, Handel’s Messiah with the London Handel Orchestra and Mozart’s Vespraes Solemnes de Confessore with the London Chamber Orchestra. Her other oratorio engagements include Bach’s St John and St Matthew Passions, Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Creation, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Requiem and C Minor Mass, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Brahms’ Ein deutches Requiem and Verdi’s Requiem. Tara has also performed such concert works as Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate, Haydn’s great scena, Berenice, che fai? and Menotti’s Muero porque no muero.
In a lighter vein, she also occasionally appears as a soloist with the Piccadilly Dance Orchestra and performed in their 20th Anniversary concert at Cadogan Hall.
Her operatic repertoire is varied and includes such roles as Musetta (La Boheme), Adina (The Elixir of Love), Marzelline (Fidelio), Gilda (Rigoletto), Fiordiligi (Cosi fan Tutte), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), Pamina (The Magic Flute) and Micaela (Carmen).
As a consort singer, Tara's experience includes work with the BBC Singers, the Gabrieli Consort, Tenebrae, the King’s Consort, EXAUDI and the Special Choirs of Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral.