Listen to some of Bonnie's performances

Schubert: Ave Maria

My Funny Valentine

They Can't Take That Away From Me


The Look of Love

Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (Phantom of the Opera)

Nearness Of You


Time To Say Goodbye

Songs from live classical recitals

Henry Purcell: The Plaint

Haydn: She Never Told Her Love

Gabriel Fauré: Notre Amour, Op. 23 n°2

Schubert: Ständchen

Benjamin Britten: The Ash Grove

Gabriel Faure: Mai op.1 no.2

Bobby Shaftoe


About Bonnie

Photo by Geoff Love


Sheffield born, Bonnie Shaw began her musical career at the age of four with piano lessons from the late Margot Pacey, composer and accompanist to Kathleen Ferrier. During her school career she added flute, 'cello and voice to her repertoire and went on to complete a degree in Music at Newcastle University, studying voice with Richard Wistreich. 

Her early vocal development was nurtured by acclaimed vocal coach Vivien Pike and she sang for a number of years with Vivien's choir Cantores Novae. She has experienced a wide range of exciting and challenging performance opportunities including playing 'cello with the City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra, touring Slovenia with the Sheffield Girls' Choir, singing with Lesley Garrett in Sheffield's City Hall and as a jazz soloist in the Schools Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.

Still based in Newcastle as a primary teacher, Bonnie continues to develop her career as a professional soloist.  Her recent choral performances have included Britten's War Requiem and Mahler’s Symphony No.8 at the Sage, Gateshead, Fauré’s Requiem and Britten’s St. Nicholas. Her engagements as a soloist include performances in J. S. Bach's B Minor Mass with the Bishopwearmouth Choral Society in Sunderland; Rutter’s Magnificat, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Haydn’s Little Organ Mass and Nelson Mass with the All Saints' Chamber Choir, Gosforth; Handel’s Dixit Dominus with Cappella Novocastriensis, Durham Cathedral; Brahms’ Requiem at the Royal Grammar School in Jesmond; Handel’s Israel in Egypt, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Joubert’s South of the Line with the Newcastle upon Tyne Bach Choir in the King’s Hall; Finzi’s Dies Natalis with the Tyneside Chamber Orchestra in Gateshead and Alston. She has also performed with Belinda Sykes' medieval music ensemble Joglaresa at the Sage, in Mark Padmore’s masterclass at the Brinkburn Festival in Northumberland and most recently gave solo performances in the magnificent grounds of Alnwick Castle, Fountains Abbey and Belsay Hall.

Photo by Geoff Love