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Jackie

Soprano

Organiser

Jackie’s love of musicals started when she went to see Annie in London at the age of 8. School music groups, musical theatre productions and university choir lead seamlessly to Milton Keynes amateur theatre in 1991.

After 9 years learning the ropes as a chorus member, Jackie decided it was time to give the spotlight a go. Solo roles have included Raquelita (Viva Mexico), Mercedes (Carmen), Lady Psyche (Princess Ida), Phoebe (Yeoman of the Guard), Pitti-Sing (Mikado), Tessa (The Gondoliers) and a soloist in the 2012 Company MK show, Night at the Musicals.

Other musical achievements include twice being a guest soloist with the Wolverton Light Orchestra, singing solo at the Palace Theatre in London as part of a Les Misérables 3-day workshop and performing as a soloist in a Peter Karrie concert with less than 24 hours to prepare!

Jackie has had two main singing teachers in her life; Pauline Ponter who brought out the operatic side of her voice and Richard Oliver who is now taking her down the musical theatre route. Richard was trained by Ian Adams who pioneered a new singing technique which he taught to the likes of Michael Ball, Elaine Page and Lulu. Needless to say, Jackie has recently found her pelvic floor muscles!

Jackie considers that her most noted musical achievement to date is bringing the Heart and Music members together in 2010. Although supposedly only for one concert, they obviously forgot to stop singing together…and the rest, as they say, is history.