WELCOME ELLIE BOWERS-JOLLEY!

We are thrilled to welcome Ellie Bowers-Jolley as Polyphony Arts’ Opera Consultant!

Ellie brings to Polyphony Arts a wealth of experience as a freelance Lyric Soprano, Fixer, Opera Chorus Manager, Audition Panelist, Vocal Coach, Adjudicator and Arts Administrator. Elenor is also Creative Director of the Come and Sing Company, who pride themselves on bringing group singing and opera to diverse communities.

Ellie is an active performer, and has performed as soloist for The Monteverdi Choir, The Kings Consort and Capilla Cayrasco. Ellie is also a member of Metro Voices, London Voices, La Nuova Musica, The Audio Network Choir, and is a founder member of the Arkell Ensemble.

You can find out more about Ellie here.

It’s a pleasure to have you with us, Ellie!

New team member: Caroline Slade

Caroline Slade headshot

Caroline joined Polyphony Arts in 2021, having previously worked for Hazard Chase as Assistant Artist Manager in the Vocal Department. Caroline is a singer and choral conductor, and has enjoyed performing at the BBC Proms and World Choir Games, and was a guest conductor for Sandi Toksvig’s live show at the Women of the World Festival. Caroline has lectured at the universities of Reading and Leeds, and has been a member of Music staff at the cathedrals of Leeds and Bradford. She has devised and led singing projects for English National Opera, Opera North, English Touring Opera, Mahogany Opera and the Voices Foundation amongst others. 

Caroline enjoys a wide range of music from jazz and bluegrass to gospel and folk, and specialises in operatic and vocal repertoire. She particularly enjoys working with composers both as a manager and a performer. 

When she isn’t making music, Caroline enjoys rowing and yoga. During the coronavirus pandemic she wore various hats as an NHS receptionist, a food delivery volunteer, and a florist – but she is glad to be firmly rooted in the Music world again!

NEW TEAM MEMBER!

We are thrilled to announce a new member in our team of artist managers: Lily Hope!

Lily is a spirited English cellist who holds passion for representative programming, historically informed playing and accessibility for audiences. Lily accepted a bachelor’s degree from the Royal College of Music London in 2018, and has performed extensively around the UK –venues include the Southbank Centre, Royal Opera House, Queen’s Gallery Buckingham Palace, Royal Festival Hall, Latitude Music Festival among many others.

She is an impassioned chamber musician, and since the formation of the Maconchy Quartet in 2018, Lily has found great joy in delving into overlooked masterworks and innovative new music. This led her to co-create the RETAKE concert series in 2020, which strives to provide a platform through which this excellent music can be showcased. 

You can read more about Lily here

It’s a pleasure to have you with us, Lily!