Jacqueline Barron is a graduate of the Royal College of Music and began her professional career with international vocal group, The Swingle Singers. She performed the role of Christine in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre and in Ken Hill’s (original) Phantom of the Opera at the Shaftesbury Theatre. She created the role of the Princess in the world premiere of the musical Moses and played Mrs Joe in Great Expectations (Shaw Theatre). She has made many solo broadcasts for BBC Radio 2, including Friday Night is Music Night. She recorded two songs for the best selling album The Andrew Lloyd Webber Songbook with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Her track Pie Jesu has been chosen on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs. Her busy concert schedule ranges from performances of Bach’s St Matthew Passion (in Spain with the Scholars Baroque Ensemble) to the BBC Proms with the John Wilson Orchestra. Recent highlights include Game of Thrones concerts at Wembley SSE Arena, performances of Stockhausen’s Stimmung (with contemporary music group ‘Sing Circle’), ‘Keep the home fires burning’ (popular songs from the first and second world wars) with the Opus One Big Band and Maria in ‘Let’s sing The Sound of Music’ at Snape Maltings). She was invited back to Snape to sing Mary in ‘Let’s sing Mary Poppins’. Over the years Jacqueline has worked with artists such as Michael Ball, Michael Crawford, Marc Almond, Gary Barlow and Bonnie Tyler and has supported both Lesley Garrett and Russell Watson on their UK tours. She regularly performs with her husband and daughter (both professional singers) in their own show: A Family Affair – Folksong to Broadway.
Jacqueline is much in demand in the recording studio, recording incidental music for TV, adverts (notably M&S Christmas campaigns and the More 4 Christmas trailer 2013) as well as more than two hundred Hollywood films (including Harry Potter, Shrek Forever After, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Hunger Games, Cinderella, Mission: Impossible – Fallout and Mary Poppins Returns). She recorded Troy in Los Angeles and sang on Nine (directed by Rob Marshall). She has recorded backing vocals for many artists, including Bjork (Hidden Place), Tony Bennett, Mika, Sarah Brightman, Kylie (Christmas) and Robbie Williams (Swings both Ways). She has recorded songs for James Horner, Eric Levi, Ennio Morricone and Debbie Wiseman. Her many TV credits include Poirot (LWT), Taggart (Scottish Television), Innocents (Channel 4), Pepys, and Midsomer Murders (ITV). Her voice is featured in the films Fade to Black and Lusitania: Murder on the Atlantic (BBC), and the TV series Father Brown and Cilla (ITV). Other projects include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast film at Shepperton Studios, Aladdin and Galavant (ABC Network, USA), all for composer Alan Menken. She sang the ‘Kulning’ solos in the world concert premiere of Disney’s Frozen at the Royal Albert Hall in 2015 and subsequently reprised her role with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Birmingham Symphony Hall). Jacqueline sang at Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter’s wedding, singing the soprano solo in Stanford’s The Bluebird as they walked down the aisle. She sang in the Queen’s 90th birthday concert (Windsor Great Park) and was invited to Windsor Castle for afternoon tea where she was presented to the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. In June 2019 she was featured in the televised BBC D Day 75 event, Portsmouth, (Andrew Sisters tribute), performing in the presence of royalty, world leaders and war veterans.
Jacqueline teaches at Mountview Academy of Performing Arts, London and at Ithaca College, New York (London Centre) where she also runs a lecture series entitled ‘Music in London’. Many of her pupils star in West End shows and on Broadway. She is a consultant and mentor for the Royal College of Music’s Creative Careers Centre, has worked as a vocal coach for the RSC and is an experienced adjudicator.