Hailed as a “clear, agile soprano” (The Georgia Straight), Vancouver, Canada, native Jane Long performs as a chamber singer, concert soloist, and recitalist. She sings with ensembles such as Seraphic Fire (Miami, Florida) and musica intima (Vancouver, Canada) as well as solo opportunities that come her way.
In recent years, she has had the honor of studying with renowned musicians including Emma Kirkby, Andreas Scholl, Richard Egarr, and Ellen Hargis, and performing alongside accomplished artists like Suzie Leblanc, Sarah Connolly, Marc Destrubé, Laura Pudwell, and Charles Daniels. Some of her musical highlights include Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri with Alexander Weimann, innovative performance and new music collaborations with Arkora Music Collective, solo concert performances with pianist Jane Coop, performances as soprano soloist in Early Music Vancouver’s all-women tour of Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat, led by Monica Huggett, Handel’s Messiah conducted by Calvin Dyck, and Gerry Van Wyck, soprano soloist with Early Music Vancouver’s Praetorius Christmas Vespers project, directed by David Fallis, the Britten-Pears Baroque Vocal Programme, the Victoria Philharmonic Choir’s performance of J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion, and singing the title role in Opera After Hours’ production of Dido and Aeneas. Jane has also joined the Vancouver Chamber Choir on tours of Eastern Canada and the United States, performing as soloist in their production of Bach’s Magnificat and Vivaldi’s Gloria with Symphony Nova Scotia.
Jane received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of British Columbia and her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, England. She now works as a freelance artist and lives in Washington State with her husband and three young children. During the COVID-19 crisis, she has enjoyed staying home with family, pottery, and gardening.