Australian-born mezzo-soprano, Lynette Alcántara leads a busy life as a singer, vocal consultant, conductor and choral animateur and between 1993-2017 was a staff alto with The BBC Singers.
She has appeared as soloist in opera, oratorio, recital and on disc, singing for many of the leading ensembles in Britain including The BBC Singers, The Monteverdi Choir, The Sixteen, English National Opera, Opera North, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, The Bach Choir and The King’s Consort. She appears regularly for BBC radio and TV, and frequently at the Royal Albert Hall and on the South Bank. She was delighted to be a soloist in the world premiere of Piers Maxim’s The Masked Ball in 2016 and looks forward to forthcoming concerts with the German Choir of London and Romsey Choral Society.
Lynette has a thriving singing teaching practice in Cambridge, leads regular workshops for the BBC Singers’ education work and is a Fellow and Director of Music at Wolfson College, Cambridge. She conducts King’s Junior Voices,, and is the singing teacher for the choristers of the Choir of King’s College and Choral Scholars at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. One of her private pupils recently won BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year. She has taught Choral Conductors on the MMus in Choral Studies at the University of Cambridge for some years, and from 2018 will teach and be the Co-ordinator of the new MMus in Vocal Performance.