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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, and on the operatic stage, in both well-known and newly-written operas. She has performed the roles of Hänsel, Meg Page (Falstaff), Annio (Tito), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), and Zerlina (Don Giovanni), in the Academy of Ancient Music’s Purcell operas at the Barbican, and in Dusapin Passion with Music Theatre Wales. Recent solo engagements include numerous performances of Mozart C Minor Mass, Monteverdi Vespers with the Academy of Ancient Music, and a recital of music by female composers with Héloïse Werner and Anne Denholm as part of Spitalfields Music. 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.

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.

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 Chorus Master for the SWAP’ra gala at Opera Holland Park, being the first woman to conduct a service with the professional choir of St Margaret’s Westminster, conducting the Blaze Ensemble in a performance of Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, and conducting Concordium in a concert of Elgar, Janacek and Mozart. She is looking forward to conducting Sibelius with The Angel Orchestra in March 2019, and to conducting Duruflé Requiem for St Endellion Festival’s Come and Sing in April 2019. She is delighted to have been appointed MD of Orlando Chamber Choir, and cannot wait to start rehearsals in January 2019!

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