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Contributor


Janet Lincé

Performer

Biography

Janet Lincé is Musical Director of the Reading Festival Chorus, Oxford University Press Choir and the chamber choir Choros, as well as co-director with Sarah Tenant-Flowers of the newly-formed choir Encoro. She has also worked with several orchestras including London Concertante, Oxford Sinfonia, Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra and the period instrument group Canzona.

Janet has a particular interest in the period instrument performance of the music of JS Bach and his contemporaries. However, her repertoire also includes the major oratorios such as Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, Brahms's Requiem, Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius and Vaughan Williams's A Sea Symphony. Performances have included less well-known works such as Britten's The company of Heaven, the Choral Fantasia of Gustav Holst and Janácek's Otcenas, as well as newly commissioned works.

Janet is greatly in demand as a choir trainer and has worked with choirs and given workshops throughout the UK. She has toured New Zealand four times and in 2003 was engaged for three months as guest conductor for Auckland Choral with whom she performed Handel's Messiah and settings of the Gloria by Poulenc, Rutter and Vivaldi. Whilst there, Janet was invited by the New Zealand Choral Federation to adjudicate at the 'Classic Sing' Final held in Rotorua.

With her chamber choir Choros Janet has performed a variety of works by NZ composers including David Hamilton, Douglas Mews, Sam Piper and Gillian Whitehead. In 2003 she commissioned David Hamilton to compose two carols for the choir's annual concert of Advent carols. Janet invited The Graduate Choir of Auckland to perform at the annual convention of the Association of British Choral Directors in 2005. In 2006 Choros performed David Hamilton's Karanga, a work premiered by the Graduate Choir the previous year, and plans are afoot to give further concerts of New Zealand repertoire.


Commissioned (2)

Nativity

for SATB choir


Two Advent Carols

for SATB choir