Helen Charlston – new La Folia Patron

We are delighted to announce that international mezzo soprano Helen Charlston has agreed to be one of La Folia’s eminent Patrons.

Described as “one of the most exciting voices in the new generation of British singers” by Gramophone Magazine, Helen enjoys a varied career in opera, concert and recital work. She is an advocate for contemporary music and regularly commissions new composers. Beyond her performing life, Helen is an artistic advisor for York Early Music Festival and a Vice President for the Rodolfus Foundation.

Helen has been a huge supporter of La Folia over the years and has performed in a number of our biggest productions, most recently singing the mezzo soprano part in the world premiere of Howard Moody’s Stone Songs as part of the 2022 Salisbury International Arts Festival.  We are extremely grateful that Helen has found time in her busy schedule to become our newest Patron.