4. Quae moerebat et dolebat (Lorna) mp3
Elsie Thurston Prize (2016)
Lorna is a third year undergraduate mezzo soprano studying with Jane Irwin at the Royal Northern College of Music. In 2016 she won the RNCM Elsie Thurston Prize. Her previous operatic experience includes Phoebe in scenes from Gilbert and Sullivan’s Yeoman of the Guard and Third Boy in scenes from Mozart’s The Magic Flute. She has recently sung with the RNCM Opera Chorus in Offenbach's La Vie Parisienne and Handel's Theodora, and in summer 2017 she sang with Longborough Festival Opera as a chorus member in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice. In June 2018 she is looking forward to playing the part of Esther in the world premiere of a new opera The Path to Heaven written by Adam Gorb, directed by Stefan Janski and conducted by Mark Heron.
On the concert platform, Lorna has sung the alto solos in Vivaldi's Gloria, Mozart's Requiem, Duruflé's Requiem, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s B Minor Mass and Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle.
Lorna also has extensive choral experience and currently sings with the Daily Service Singers on BBC Radio 4, is a deputy lay clerk for Manchester Cathedral and sings with Kantos Chamber Choir, Icosa Chamber Choir and Manchester Singers. She was a member of the Genesis Sixteen choral training programme directed by Harry Christophers and Eamonn Dougan from 2013-14.
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