born soprano Cheryl
Brendish is known for her ability to
combine beautiful lyrical singing with real stage presence and
theatrical ability. Based in Cornwall, Cheryl regularly performs
throughout the South West in recitals, concerts, guest
appearances and on the operatic stage.
Cheryl was destined to be a
performer from a very young age - regularly testing her lungs to maximum
capacity to attract maximum attention, thus perfecting her 'Diva'
status! It is said that she sang before she could speak; at the
tender age of seven, with a broken arm, Cheryl tasted her first success winning her class in the Mansfield Music Festival,
England, singing Thomas Arne's "Where the bee sucks" adjudicated
by Constance Shacklock, OBE.
Having experienced success, Cheryl wanted more! Relentlessly requesting
singing lessons (even sacrificing her idea of keeping a horse at the
bottom of the garden in the shed!) Cheryl soon auditioned with Pamela
Cook, MBE and her world-renowned girls choir, Cantamus. Cheryl
sang with Cantamus for five years and has very fond memories and
several extremely interesting stories of those formative years - performing in international competitions in Poland, Switzerland,
Vienna and Wales.
Current Hot Stuff!
Opera on a Summer's Evening
Sunday 30 June 2019
Gardens open 5.30pm, performance 7pm
Trevince, Gwennap, Redruth, Cornwall
Celebrate the summer
in style and join us for an evening of al fresco Opera in the gardens at
Bring family and friends for a fantastic evening of
heart-warming and hilarious opera excerpts and scenes performed by
Intimate Opera, a small and perfectly formed local group of professional
singers who tour the South West.
A glass of prosecco on arrival
will be awaiting you so grab a bring a picnic, blankets, chairs,
torches, wet-weather gear and sun cream!
Gates open at 5.30pm for
a 7pm performance. Prosecco and ice-cream available on site
weather plan in place in case of inclement weather – the performance
will go ahead regardless!
£35 per ticket. To book, please go to
Opera Classics with South Devon Choir
Saturday 6 July 2019 from 7.30pm
Central Church, Tor Hill Road, Torquay
South Devon Choir goes to the opera this
summer with a selection of favourite opera choruses from the March of
the Toreadors, The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves, Brindisi, Habanera among
others and amazing duets and arias by our professional soloists,
Cheryl Brendish (Soprano), Arthur Swann
(Tenor) and John Hobbs (Baritone) including “Au Fond du
Temple Saint” from The Pearl Fishers and “Vissi d’Arte” from Tosca. Join
us on the summer's even for an evening of splendour and delight not to
Tickets: £12 with under 19s free
LINC Charity Opera Dinner Gala
Saturday 5 October, 7 for 7.30pm
Pump Rooms, Cheltenham
splendid night of operatic classics by Puccini, Mozart and Verdi as well
as lighter gems from the world of opera which will incude arias, duets
and trios - Cheryl is joined by Baritone, John Hobbs; Soprano,
Melanie Hoadley and pianist, Clive Ellison in aid of LINC. Be entranced
as Cheryl, Melanie and John light up the stage between courses with
enigmatic, dramatic and powerful performances.
Available soon from LINC
Pop-Up Opera at The Old Library
Saturday 19 October from 7.30pm
Brendish (soprao), Clive Ellison (piano) and Jacqueline Kershaw (french
horn) as they take you on a whirlwind tour of operatic and classical
gems from Puccini, Mozart, Verdi, Strauss plus short stops at lighter
composers such as Novello and Gershwin. 'Pop' along for a spot of opera
at The Old Library in Bodmin.
Tickets: £10 (£8 conc)
For more information about where
you can hear Cheryl sing, please go to Schedule.