Alison Henson Jones - mezzo-soprano

Alison was born in Cardiff and studied piano at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Later, she gained an Honours Degree and PGCE in Modern Languages. She took up singing and studies with renowned mezzo, Ameral Gunson and repetiteurs, Paul Hamburger and James Lockhart. Alison gave an acclaimed performance as Orfeo for the Aldeburgh Music Club, in Aldeburgh. She has performed for Opera Omnibus. Roles include the title role in Carmen for Simon Gray's (Regency Opera, English Festival Opera) company, Flora in La Traviata, Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus and Kate Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly.

Oratorio performances include a Verdi Requiem with the London City Chamber Choir, a Messiah with the Lambeth Chorus and Players and Mozartís Requiem at Lewes Town Hall with the Esterhazy Singers. She sang in Alexander Nevsky at Christ's Hospital with massed choirs and orchestras for the Angus Ross Memorial Concert. She sang with the Three British Tenors at the the Grosvenor, London for the Catey Awards. In February, she sang with the prize-winning Cwmbach Male Voice Choir in Cardiff, in a concert for the Royal National Eisteddfod.

Alison has given recitals in the Horsham and Brighton Festivals and in Cardiff, accompanied by eminent pianist, Brian Davies.

Future performances include Dream of Gerontius with the London City Chamber Choir, performances in the Adur Festival and a concert with the Cardiff Philharmonic Choir, as well as more opera.

Alison lives in Sussex with her family and is a Welsh rugby supporter and fan of yoga.