We are a flexible group of singers, made up of current and former choral scholars from the University of Cambridge.
Some of our returning members are listed below:
Fiammetta Fuller Gale
Director and Mezzo-soprano
Alongside completing both her undergraduate and MPhil degrees in Music at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, Fiammetta sang as a Choral Scholar and then Lay Clerk in Gonville & Caius College Choir, where she received vocal tuition from Kate Symonds-Joy. Her research has focused on sixteenth-century Italian madrigals and the challenges presented in the process of reconstruction. Much of the group’s repertoire consists of her reconstructions of madrigals that survive in a fragmentary or incomplete state. This means that the ensemble are able to bring to life works that have not been performed for hundreds of years! During her time at Cambridge, Fiammetta was involved in a number of student opera productions, including the roles of Arnalta in Claudio Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea (2018) and Melissa in Francesca Caccini’s La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina (2020).
© 2017 Photo by Steli Stel for SW3 Chelsea
Publicity Manager and Soprano
As a former Choral Exhibitioner at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, Lucy studied voice with Elaine Pearce. With Caius Choir she has performed extensively in the UK and abroad, with particular highlights including J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Braşov Philharmonic Orchestra and the ‘Supersize Polyphony’ tour in partnership with the Armonico Consort. In addition to performing, Lucy is a keen choral composer; her first choral composition was commissioned and performed in 2015 by the Janacek Choir of Prague, and she is excited to be working with the Choir of Pembroke College, Cambridge, later this year. Lucy is a first-study pianist, currently taught by John Bryden. She was thrilled to be invited to perform at the 2016 BBC proms as NYOGB’s orchestral pianist, and reached the final of the 2018 CUMS Concerto Competition. She is looking forward to several concerto appearances in the coming year alongside her MPhil studies.
© 2020 Photo by Izzy Blankfield
Following her childhood as a chorister at Llandaff Cathedral, Lorna studied under the tutelage of Kate Symonds-Joy during her time at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, where she read French and German and held a Choral Award in attendance. Her time at Cambridge developed a love for early music, in particular of the German and French Baroque, and she now splits her time between freelance singing in London and working in the Educational Links Department at the Goethe-Institut London. Lorna has a special interest in ensemble work and lesser-known opera, and particularly enjoyed studying under Bettina Pahn with La Risonanza ensemble in summer 2019. Lorna has performed with numerous ensembles in the UK, Germany, Austria, and Italy, including Cambridge Baroque, Wiener Kammerchor, Bachchor Mainz, and the Dorian Consort. Since leaving university, Lorna has taken up Italian (and the Renaissance cornett!) and is delighted to be putting her new-found skills into practice with The Ricci Ensemble.
© 2020 Photo by Calum Zuckert
Alice is a recent graduate of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, where she read Music and was a Choral Scholar. After graduating, Alice took part in Genesis Sixteen, run by Harry Christophers and Eamonn Dougan from The Sixteen, and has since performed with alumni of the scheme at the Edinburgh International Festival, Southwell Music Festival, and with the vocal ensemble Recordare. This year, she has been a scholar of the Pembroke Lieder Scheme, learning Robert Schumann’s Liederkreis, Op. 39.
© 2019 Photo by Ann Cernek
Dan is a Baritone and composer originally from the green and pleasant county of Gloucestershire. Dan’s own pleasant manner was in fact once used by a noted conductor as an illustration of the desired style of Sumsion in G, a piece from the same part of England. He now resides in Cambridge where he has been a Choral Scholar at the Choir of Gonville & Caius College for three years, and is now a member of the Choir of King’s College.
© 2020 Photo by Dan Gilchrist
Tom started singing as a chorister at Southwark Cathedral. He was a keen participant in opera at Blackheath Halls, singing in The Elixir of Love, Noyes Fludde and Der Freischütz. Through a local choir, he was able to perform at the Royal Opera House in the premiere of Zaid Jabri’s Cities of Salt. Tom is now in his third year at Cambridge studying Music and sings in St John’s College Chapel Choir. In his first year he played the role of Discorde in a production of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Les Arts Florissants at Emmanuel College, and the role of the twin brothers in the Cambridge University Opera Society (CUOS) production of Franz Schubert’s The Twin Brothers. Most recently, he played the roles of Achilla in G.F. Handel’s Giulio Cesare and Don Magnifico in the CUOS production of Gioachino Rossini’s Cenerentola. He looks forward to more singing in Cambridge and beyond.
© 2018 Photo by Louis Marlowe