Toronto-born soprano Emily Brown Gibson is a performer equally at home in repertoire ranging from Medieval to Present-day.
Having recently completed her Master’s degree in music at Oxford University (1st Class), Emily is currently studying with mezzo-soprano Caitlin Hulcup and tenor Florian Thomas. This year she was awarded one of twelve Oxford Bach Soloists Choral Scholarships with whom she performs regularly both as soloist and chorister.
While completing her degree, Emily performed with opera company New Chamber Opera on several occasions. Her opera credits with this company include: Elisetta in Cimarosa's The Secret Marriage (2019), Romilda in Handel’s Xerxes (2019), Grilletta in Haydn's Lo Speziale (2018 and 2019), Anne Trulove in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress (2018), as well as Galatea in Handel’s Acis and Galatea (2017). Emily has also had the opportunity to perform with the Oxford Alternative orchestra as the soprano vocalist in Steve Reich’s opera The Cave. During her time in Oxford, Emily has performed in several oratorios, inluding as the soloist Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate (2019), the soprano soloist in J. S. Bach’s Peasant Cantata and Coffee Cantata (2018). Emily also had the opportunity to sing in masterclasses with Andreas Scholl, Jonathon Swinard, and Catherine Wyn-Rogers.
Prior to moving to the U.K., Emily completed a Bachelor's degree in Classical Voice Performance at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. There she studied with Dominique Labelle and completed a minor in Early Music. At McGill, Emily was a soloist in works including Jesu Meine Freude with McGill's Baroque Orchestra, as well as a soloist during the Bach Cantata project at Salle Bourgie with L'Ensemble de la Fondation Arte Musica.