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Teresa Margaret "Tessa" Pollard Bonner
Birth: Feb. 28, 1951
Hammersmith
Greater London, England
Death: Dec. 31, 2008
London
Greater London, England

Singer. She was a soprano who specialized in Renaissance music, particularly the works of Claudio Monteverdi. Raised in West London, she attended the Ilseworth Green School for Girls and worked as a production assistant for the BBC. After a failed early marriage, she studied music at Leeds University and the Guildhall. Begining her professional career in the late 1970s, she achieved her breakthrough with a 1983 recording of Monteverdi's "Vespers" with the Taverner Consort. Other productions included Bach's "St. John Passion" with the same group, as well as Monteverdi's "Orfeo" and "Il ballo delle ingrate" for the New London Consort. She toured the United States with the Deller Consort, and performed with most of the leading early music ensembles of England and Europe, among them the Lute Group, the Gabrielli Consort, and the Academy of Ancient Music. Her greatest success came with the Tallis Scholars...she gave over 1,100 live concerts, and made at least 37 recordings, mostly on the Chandos label. Her recorded legacy with various groups includes Mozart's "The Magic Flute", Purcell's "Odes", the Vivaldi "Gloria" and the Bach "Magnificat". Miss Bonner died after a battle with cancer. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
 
Burial:
St Bartholomew Churchyard, Sydenham
Sydenham
London Borough of Lewisham
Greater London, England
 
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Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
Record added: Jan 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32935500
Teresa Margaret Tessa <i>Pollard</i> Bonner
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