Sam Cobb is a British Soprano. Originally from Birmingham, Sam completed an undergraduate degree in Music at Royal Holloway, University of London, followed by a master’s degree in Musicology at the University of Birmingham.
Sam performs regularly with The Monteverdi Choir and Sir John Eliot Gardiner since being awarded a place on their Apprentice programme in 2018/19. Recent step-out solos with the group include Second Elf in Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Salzburg Festival and Festival Berlioz at La Côte-Saint-André in August 2021, and Second Woman in excerpts from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in August 2020 at Springhead, Dorset.
‘Echo’ vocal ensemble is another central aspect to Sam’s work: both singing for the group and acting as Co-Artistic Director alongside conductor Sarah Latto. Echo have established a reputation for their unique creative voice and imaginative programming, and through this Sam has been able to pursue their interest in cross-genre collaboration with artists in other fields.
Sam works with a number of other ensembles, including The Sixteen conducted by Harry Christophers: joining the group for their Choral Pilgrimage 2021 to sing the high soprano solo in Allegri’s Miserere.
As a soloist, Sam’s recent engagements include: performing in artist Ragnar Kjartansson's The Sky in a Room, (June/July 2022); Michal in Handel’s Saul with Exeter Bach Society (April 2022); a staged version of Handel's Messiah, directed by Tom Guthrie, Paragon Singers, (March 2022); a collaboration with artist Oliver Beer (April 2021), Handel’s Messiah with The Choir and Orchestra of Buckfast Abbey (Dec 2019); and Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Paragon Singers (Nov 2019). Sam is particularly interested in the vocal repertoire of J.S. Bach, and was able to pursue this after being awarded a Choral Scholarship with the Oxford Bach Soloists 2019-2020, regularly performing step-out solos with the group.