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Lucy Winkett (soprano) and Patrick Craig (countertenor) sing Couperin

Wednesday March 28, 2018 at 13:10
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Leçons de ténèbres - François Couperin

Lucy Winkett was a Choral Scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge before going on to study at the Royal College of Music with Marion Studholme. While there Lucy sang regularly with various professional choirs including Polyphony and the Cambridge Singers. Her roles include Madame Silberklang in Mozart's Der Schauspieldirektor, Yum Yum in The Mikado, and Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls. While training for ordination she became lead singer in the band The Ordained who went on to feature on BBC television. Lucy was Precentor of St Paul's Cathedral and sang Pergolesi's Stabat Mater there in her final year. She is now Rector of St James Piccadilly. Lucy is also a founder member of this country's premiere all-female professional choir, Aurora Nova.

Patrick Craig was an Organ Scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge before going on to study at the Royal College of Music with Ashley Stafford. Over the past twenty years Patrick has been a Vicar Choral at St Paul's Cathedral while also singing a thousand concerts with The Tallis Scholars across the world. He has also recorded the entire Latin sacred music of William Byrd and Thomas Tallis as a member of the award-winning Cardinall’s Musick. He regularly sings solos in Handel's Messiah, Haydn's Nelson Mass and Bach's St John Passion at St Paul’s. Patrick is also the Musical Director of Temenos Chamber Choir in Sevenoaks, guest conductor of Chiara women’s choir, and is in demand as a leader of choral workshops across Europe. He is the founder director of Aurora Nova, this country’s pre-eminent all-female professional choir, who have regularly led Sunday worship in St Paul’s Cathedral for the last twenty years.

Free recital (retiring collection)

St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
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