Bra-vissima is a small, non-profit making  ladies choir formed by Julia Wilson-James, herself an established soprano soloist from Brentwood.  Bra-vissima sings a wide range of music, sacred and secular and works with keyboard accompaniment, orchestras and a capella. Julia's aim for the choir has always been to achieve the highest possible standard and to make a beautiful sound. As well as several concert performances each year, Bra-vissima perform at functions and church services. We are often invited to perform in conjunction with other choirs as part of larger choral events and have been a visiting choir at Chelmsford Cathedral for their morning Eucharist Service. Julia Wilson-James Julia was born in Ilford and began singing seriously when, at the age of eleven, she entered Redbridge Music School, studying under the late Edna Graham until she gained a place at the Royal Academy of Music. At the Academy, she studied with Patricia Clark and Clara Taylor and won the Benjamin Britten Prize and a St Marylebone scholarship. Since those earlier days, Julia has performed for many celebrated conductors in the UK and internationally in concerts and recordings.  Julia has recently completed a recording of church choral and solo music with Andrew Wright, Master of Music at Brentwood Cathedral and these are available on CD. In addition to professional singing engagements, Julia is Director of Vocal Studies at Brentwood School, Head of Vocal Tuition for the boy choristers at Brentwood Cathedral where she is also a Lay Clerk.  In spring 2007,  following a long-held  desire by Julia to create a ladies choir, ‘Bra-vissima’ was formed.