Lucy Taylor - Mezzo Soprano
Lucy Taylor mezzo-soprano read Modern and Medieval Languages and was a choral exhibitioner at Clare College, Cambridge. She studied under Patricia MacMahon as a Caird Scholar at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, where she won the Governors’ Recital and John Ireland prizes, and performed numerous operatic roles, including Diana (La Calisto) and Maurya (Riders To The Sea).
Gopal Kambo, Tenor
Gopal Kambo is twenty-one years old and graduated from St John’s College, Cambridge in 2018 with a
first-class degree in Music. He has remained there to pursue an MPhil and is in his fourth year as a
Choral Scholar in the renowned College Choir, with whom he sings daily services as well as undertaking
frequent international tours and recording projects. He is also currently Assistant Musical Director of the
Gentlemen of St John’s. In Cambridge, Gopal enjoys appearing frequently as a soloist and in consorts.
Recently, he has sung solos in the termly Bach Cantata series at St John’s, the Kilgour Consort’s Mass in
B minor & Christmas Oratorio (evangelist) and in Purcell’s Hail, Bright Cecilia with the University’s
Collegium Musicum and Chamber Choir. He has also enjoyed singing with Gesualdo Six and Tenebrae.
Jessica Kinney - Soprano
Jessica began her musical training as a choral scholar at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she completed undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in music. Now enjoying a career as a freelance soprano alongside work in the arts management industry, Jessica sings regularly as both soloist and consort member in Cambridge, London and beyond.
Since graduating, she has held several professional posts such as Lay Clerk for the Choir of Clare College and Choral Scholar at St Martin-in-the-Fields. Jessica is currently one of eight young singers on the VOCES8 Scholars programme, a training scheme for emerging professional singers coached by world-renowned vocal group, VOCES8. She also sings for regular services and concerts with St John’s Voices (Graham Walker) and the Choir of Trinity College (Stephen Layton).
Recent solo appearances include Bach’s St John Passion for Cambridge University Chamber Choir and Robinson Chapel Choir, Handel’s Messiah for St John’s Voices, and Vaughan-Williams’ Serenade to Music with Alumni of Clare College Choir. Recording accolades include singing as soloist for several tracks on O Lux Beata Trinitas by Clare College Choir in pieces by John Stainer, Graham Ross and Gabriel Jackson. Upcoming engagements feature a trip to Santiago de Compostela with Alumni of Clare College Choir alongside Tenebrae, and a recording project with the VOCES8 Scholars.
Sophie Cotton - Soprano
Sophie was a choral scholar at Royal Holloway College, University of London whilst studying a music degree under voice instruction with Welsh tenor - Wynford Evans.
She then sang in many groups such as the professional eight voice choir of St Paul’s Knightsbridge, Cambridge Univ Chamber Choir, St. Alban’s Bach Choir, Carillon Chamber Choir, Fairfax and the Brockett consort. She has also enjoyed singing a few lunchtime duet and quartet recitals with various people, locations & repertoire. Sophie now enjoys being a member of the New Cambridge Singers for more years than she can count.
She has been soloist for Bach’s Easter Oratorio, Handel’s Messiah and Jeptha Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass, Mozart’s Requiem, Vesperae Solennes de Confessore and Exultate Jubilate, Faure’s Requiem, Britten’s Hymn to St. Cecelia, Walton’s The Twelve, Copland’s In the Beginning and most recently, in December had the privilege of singing the part of Amahl's mother in Menotti’s very sweet Christmas Opera – Amahl and the night visitors.