Highly regarded exponents of classical music and Scots Song, Janis Kelly and Jamie MacDougall have gifted their support and guidance to evermair. We’re grateful for their endorsements below and look forward to working with them over the coming years.
Janis Kelly studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama in her native Glasgow‚ at the Royal College of Music in London and with Elisabeth Grummer in Paris. Her professional career began starring on weekly BBC and ITV Scottish programmes, including Songs of Scotland, and she has gone on to perform extensively for companies including Opera North, English National Opera, The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, and the Metropolitan Opera, New York. An experienced recitalist, she has sung at The Purcell Room, the Grand Theatre, Geneva, the Aix-en-Provence Festival and for BBC Radio. Her performances of Schumann, Britten and Ravel settings of Robert Burns poems at the Highlands Festival with Julius Drake, have attracted particular praise.
On evermair: ‘I’ve worked with some of these singers for several years and am thrilled they’ve embarked on this venture and committed to singing the repertoire that I love. Very best of luck to them all.’
Born in Glasgow, Jamie MacDougall has established himself as one of the country’s most versatile singers and performers. Since 2001 he has been the nation’s voice of classical music for BBC Radio Scotland, presents regularly for BBC Radio 3 and is the face for BBC Scotland’s Proms in the Park. On the concert platform Jamie has worked with some of the world’s top baroque, chamber and symphony orchestras, and has toured his one man tribute show on Kenneth McKellar to critical acclaim. As a recitalist he has collaborated with Malcolm Martineau, Graham Johnson, Roger Vignoles, Ian Burnside and Julius Drake and his extensive discography of over 45 titles covers baroque and classical, German, Scottish and English song as well as 20th century music.
On evermair: ‘Having sung and recorded Scots Song all over the world, it is refreshing to see the repertoire championed by this new ensemble. I’m delighted to endorse the group and wish them every success.’