1 Mary Greener ThompsonMy Grandmother, Mary Greener Thompson, was an operatic singer who could shake the rafters of any room she graced with her rich Contralto voice. I would sit beside her on the piano bench, learning the old songs and arias that she had performed as a young woman. Beautiful Dreamer became my song too.

I was shy to let her hear me sing, though I know that she would have been moved and proud of my mezzo-soprano voice.  Music coloured both of our worlds, and so it touched many people who might not otherwise been drawn to the trained voice.

I have been lucky to connect with many people with my singing. It is important for me to speak to the involved listener’s heart with my music. Each musical offering has been chosen for familiarity and beauty of melody and lyrics. Please listen and enjoy.

Meet Jude at Coming Events

  • Book launch for The Flaw, at the Canadian Music Centre BC on November 6 at 3:30-5pm.

  • Jude read from Naxos Greece on Saturday September 17 @ 1:00 pm-2:00 pm. PDT time. The event included Jude Neale, reading from The River Answers (Ekstasis Editions) | Shani Mootoo, Cane Fire (Book*Hug Press) | Alan Hill, In the Blood (Caitlin Press), all speaking from different places on Earth.
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  • The Bowen Island launch for Inside the Pearl was on October 1, 2021, 7:30pm, at the Hearth Gallery.
  • Guernica launched on Zoom Sep 12, 2021 - 12:30 Pacific
  • Launch at Joy Kogawa House, Vancouver on September 19, 2021 at 4pm. Jude read several poems from the book with photographs.
  • Jude will facilitated a workshop on Sunday, August 8: "Impromptu, Poetry Writing from 1-2pm on Bowen Island. Register
  • In the afternoon, Jude read from A Blooming, Impromptu, The River Answers and The Flaw, from between 2:30 and 5pm on Bowen Island. She was one of several Bowen writers performing at that time. More Info

Jude Reads Poetry