When: 17 September, 1.00 – 1.45pm
Where: URC Main Church
Lorna Collins is a dramatic soprano and has been a Royal Philharmonic Society young artist and Susan Chilcott scholar. She completed her postgraduate studies at Trinity College of Music, and has performed at Saddlers Wells. She studied under the tenor José Cura taking part in masterclasses and concert performances. Operatic roles include Suzuki for Opera Brava and Rheinmaiden in Das Rheingold for Opera 2000. She enjoys getting involved in youth education has been an associate artist with Glyndebourne Education, working closely with the Director of Young Voices Project.
She admits her inner passion for opera and her voice have got her through some of the most difficult of times of her life, and as a result, she has channelled this positive energy over the years into several community events, believing that musical skills should be shared with as many people as possible, the purpose being to uplift, inspire and free individuals to pursue their own potential, whatever this may be. Some of these interactions included work with dementia patients at the local hospital, the challenges of singing with deaf-blind individuals, finding a singing voice amongst a crowd of rowdy teenage boys…all so diverse but brought together through the power of song.
She continues to sing locally and is a soloist for choir Coro Nuovo where international tenor Andy Rees is the musical director.