Having previously graduated in English and Music at Southampton University, Claire completed an MA(Music) in the Vocal Studies Department of Birmingham Conservatoire. As a soprano much in demand, her recent work, for example as an oratorio soloist, has included Haydn's Nelson Mass and The Creation, John Rutter's Requiem, Scarlatti's Stabat Mater, Mozart's Requiem and Handel's Messiah.

She was the soprano soloist in the premiere of Jonathan Clarke's Lament at Oxford's Sheldonian Theatre in which she was described as having "imbued the work with added clarity, producing a work both bittersweet and meaningful". Other ensemble work with leading Midland musicians has included a performance of Schubert's Shepherd on the Rock trio in which the she was acclaimed by the press as having "consistently displayed the breadth of her emotional mastery with her range of tone colour." Claire currently sings in the celebrated English choir, Ex Cathedra, with whom she was a soloist in Dido and Aeneas. She combines her performance work with singing teaching in regional schools such as The Royal Wolverhampton School and Wolverhampton Grammar School.