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Chamber Choir

Lucy Goddard, director

Lucy divides her time between singing, conducting and teaching. As a mezzo-soprano she performs early music with groups such as the Academy of Ancient Music, new music with EXAUDI, 20th and 21st-century song with duo partner Siwan Rhys. On the operatic stage she has performed both well-known and newly-written operas, among which the roles of Hänsel, Meg Page (Falstaff), Annio (Tito), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), and Zerlina (Don Giovanni). She sang in the Academy of Ancient Music’s Purcell operas at the Barbican, and in Dusapin Passion with Music Theatre Wales at the Wales Millennium Centre and Queen Elizabeth Hall and in Larcher The Hunting Gun at the Aldeburgh Festival With Siwan Rhys she completed a seven-concert tour of An American Songbook: a recital of avant-garde song and commissions by Christopher Mayo and Laura Bowler, having prepared and recorded the programme during a nine-day Snape Maltings residency. Engagements in 2019 include Mozart C Minor Mass at the Endellion Easter Festival, Berio Sinfonia with Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Susanna Mälkki, a recital at Cambridge University including Aaron Copland 12 Poems of Emily Dickinson, and concerts with Freiburger Barockorchester, Dunedin Consort, Solomon's Knot and The English Concert

Lucy graduated with distinction for her Masters at the Royal Academy of Music in 2011. She previously read Languages at Cambridge University, where she held choral and instrumental scholarships, and studied violin at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, playing in the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana. Lucy is in demand as an Italian coach and translator, and has recently coached the BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Chorus for their Last Night of the Proms performance.

Lucy conducts Concordium, an ensemble of pro-am players keen to explore well- and lesser-known string repertoire. She has studied orchestral conducting with Jessica Cottis and choral conducting with Joanna Tomlinson, and has participated in numerous courses such as those run by the Royal Philharmonic Society. Recent conducting engagements include conducting the professional choir of St Margaret’s Westminster, Chorus Master for the SWAP’ra gala at Opera Holland Park, conducting the Blaze Ensemble in a performance of Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, conducting Duruflé Requiem for St Endellion Festival’s Come and Sing, and conducting Concordium in a performance of Finzi Dies Natalis and Holst St Paul's Suite at Music by the Bridge.

You can reach Lucy via Twitter at @Lucy_Goddard1 or read more about her on her own website at lucygoddard.com.

Lucy Goddard
Lucy Goddard