Vocal Freedom

Jessica has launched the Vocal Freedom Workshops, which will run on the last Saturday of each month, for keen singers to improve technique which singing musical masterpieces in a fun and friendly environment with like-minded people.

During lockdown these will be on zoom, with the hope that they will be in-person in the future.

Tickets are available here for February’s Workshop:
Click here to buy tickets

Saturday 27th February 2021, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Releasing Tension
Vivaldi’s Gloria “Et in Terra Pax”



Jessica Norton is a freelance choral conductor, vocal coach, teacher and professional soprano. She is currently Musical Director of the East London Chorus, London Concord Singers and Henley Youth Choirs, and has recently finished working with the London Orpheus Choir. Previously she has also worked with the London Symphony Chorus, Milton Keynes Chorale, the News International Choir and St Michael’s Church, Bray, having previously had repeat invitations to conduct at CBSO and LSO chorus Come and Sing Days. She was also a conductor in David Lang’s UK Premiere of “Public Domain” in the Barbican Centre.

As a vocal coach Jessica leads workshops in schools across Henley, St Mary’s School in Cambridge and Hallfield Primary School in Birmingham. She also runs Come and Sing days and sessions at corporate events. Jessica sings solo soprano for choirs across London and beyond, including the London Symphony Chorus, Ealing Common Choir and Harwich and Dovercourt Choral Society, has sung on ITV’s The Halcyon” and is the featured soprano at Wanstead’s opera gala “Glamour on the Green”.

Jessica is also a keen composer and her choral pieces have been premiered in such prestigious venues as Guildford Cathedral, the Victoria Rooms in Bristol and Chevy Chase United Methodist Church in Washington, DC. Alongside her compositions Jessica also edits music for singer/songwriter Archie Smith, and has received multiple commissions from Guildhall students in London.

Latest News

Afternoon Arias and Glamour on the Green
Jessica will be performing a private outdoor concert on Sunday 13th September (email for the zoom link) and returning to Glamour on the Green in Wanstead.

Summer Singing
Jessica has just finished a series on online singing technique workshops while choirs stopped over the summer. For more information on future workshops to get involved please email info@jessicanorton.co.uk

Online Tuition
In the midst of Coronavirus, Jessica is offering online tuition for singing and music theory to keep music available for everyone. To book a session, contact her via the links on her website, or via info@jessicanorton.co.uk

Come and Sing
Jessica has continued her technique sessions around London, most recently hosted by the East London Chorus working on Mahler’s 2nd Symphony.


Conducting and Vocal Coaching

Current Conducting Engagements
– East London Chorus
– Henley Youth Choirs
– London Concord Singers

Previous Conducting Work
– London Orpheus Choir
– Pegasus Choir (Associate Musical Director).
– Hilton Youth Choir
– St Ives Choral Society
– Barclays Captial Choir

Deputising work
– London Symphony Chorus
– Ealing Common Choir
– News International Choir
– Milton Keynes Chorale
– St Michael’s Church Choir, Bray

Vocal Coaching
Jessica leads vocal workshops for choirs, school groups and organisations. Recent work has included:
– St Mary’s School, Cambridge
– Valley Road Primary, Henley
– Nettlebed Primary, Henley
– Trinity Primary School, Henley
– Hallfield Primary, Birmingham
– Richmond Womens’ Chorus, Virginia
– Haygarth Marketing Agency corporate event

Jessica’s latest videos can be seen via the following link: Pegasus at St George’s Bloomsbury

To book individual vocal lessons, school workshops or corporate event sessions, please contact Jessica.


Jessica is a lyric soprano and, with a Diploma in Singing Performance from ABRSM, has performed in prestigious venues around the UK and beyond as part of a choir and as a soloist.

Below are some of Jessica’s most recent live recordings. To see her most recent performance at Glamour on the Green please click here.




Jessica has been commissioned to write and edit music across the UK, America and Germany, including choral compositions, film scores, full orchestrations and arrangements. These have been performed in prestigious venues such as Guildford Cathedral, Chevy Chase United Methodist Church in Washington DC and Victoria Rooms in Bath. She has also transcribed orchestral parts for such pieces as Lotus Feet by Steve Vai and most recently edited the string accompaniment for Paris by singer/songwriter Archie Smith.

Performance rights are available for the following choral works:
Christmas Bells  SATB
Hodie, Christus Natus Est  SATB (div.)
Enixa Est Puerpera  SATB + organ
The First Mercy  SSAA
Veni, Sancte Spirite  SSA
The Dagda’s Harp Narrator, solo Baritone, SATB

More more information on Jessica’s compositions, arrangements and transcriptions, or to commission a work from her, please use the contact details below.

  • Veni, Sancte Spirite: Winner of the Bristol University Scholar Cantorum competition for women’s choir composition. Premiered in the Victoria Rooms, Bristol. (2015)
  • Christmas Bells: Winner of the University of Surrey carol competition. Premiered in Guildford Cathedral. (2012)
  • He Came So Still: Winner of the University of Surrey carol competition. Premiered in Guildford Cathedral. (2011)
  • In Western Lands: Finalist in Joyce Dixie Competition. (2013)
  • Achille’s Lullaby: Finalist Joyce Dixie Competition. (2012)
  • Enixa Est Puerpera: Commissioned by Chevy Chase UMC in Washington, DC. (2016)



Jessica takes part in a wide variety of choral, conducting and other musical events. Browse the links below to see what events are coming up

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For more information or to hire Jessica, please use the contact details below. Services available:

  • Soprano (Choral or Solo)
  • Vocal Coaching: individual lessons, school workshops, corporate events
  • Choral conducting
  • Compositions, arrangements, transcriptions, transpositions