“One to watch, serious potential”
Helen Lacey is well known to the congregation of St Mary’s Lamberhurst, being one of the leading lights in the choir. Helen is currently studying Vocal and Opera at the Royal Northern College of Music and will complete her studies there in 2017. During her studies she has won the RNCM Elsie Thurston prize. the Kath Topping Award and the Dame Felicity Lott Award.
She regularly appears in opera and has sung in Glyndebourne’s production of Imago. She has also sung in The Merry Widow, Eugene Onedin, The Magic Flute and Britten’s A Midsummer night’s Dream.
On the concert platform Helen has performed at venues such as; Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall,St Martin in the Fields, Coventry Cathedral, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Leeds Town Hall, and the Bridgewater Hall. Helen has enjoyed performing as a soloist in a variety of choral works including: Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb (Broadcast on Radio 3), Schubert’s Mass in Ab, Rutter’s Requiem, and Handel’s Dixit Dominus.
Helen has sung with the National Youth Choir of Great Britain since 2007, and in 2011, Helen was a finalist in the BBC Young Chorister of the Year competition. Helen is currently a member of the BBC Daily Service Singers and the National Youth Chamber Choir, recently performing on BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night, at the Aldeburgh Festival, and at the Albert Hall where she also performed the soprano solo in Britten’s Te Deum.
The proceeds from this concert will go directly into St Mary’s “wrap around the church” fund which seeks to repair the fabric and walls of the church. Music for this evening will include Schumann’s “Shepherd on the Rock” for Soprano, clarinet & piano.
Doors open 6.45pm