Lyndsey was involved in several of the CIMA music ensembles as a child, playing trumpet and double bass (which she has grade 8 and 5, respectively). She joined Peterborough Youth Choir at the age of fourteen and achieved grade 5 in singing under Fergus Black. At Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln, she achieved a BA (Hons) degree in Education Studies and Music, followed by a PGCE in Secondary Music, as well as grade 8 singing under John Gull. Her first teaching posts were with Lincolnshire Music Service and at a school in Boston, Lincolnshire, where she later became Head of Music. In 2018, she became a Teacher of Academic Music at Oakham School, before moving to primary school in September 2019, where she continues to teach music. She also teaches for Peterborough Music Hub.St Botolph’s Singers and Tapestry Singers. Lyndsey has continued her professional development by participating in vocal workshops with Apollo5, English National Opera, John Rutter, The Sixteen and Voces8, and studied under Alison Pearce (international soprano and former Vocal Professor at the Royal Academy of Music) for eight years, including week-long masterclasses in Tuscany and Cambridge. She achieved a distinction for her ARSM diploma in singing in 2019.As a performer, Lyndsey enjoys singing in a variety of styles: classical, opera, musical theatre, easy listening and jazz. Her excellent sight-singing skills and pitch have been encouraged and developed through regular performances with
She sings in several groups in South Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire including St Botolph’s Singers (Boston), Peterborough Opera, Newark Choral Society and Tapestry Singers (Hemingford Abbots). Choral performances include Orff’s Carmina Burana in Salzburg (Cantemus and Die Musikfreunde), Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater (St Martin’s Singers, Stamford), and Patrick Hawes’ Song of Songs with soprano Elin Manahan Thomas, conducted by Patrick Hawes himself (St Botolph’s Singers, Edenham). Solo performances include Rutter’s Magnificat (Boston Choral Society), Faure’s Requiem, Karl Jenkins’ Gloria and The Armed Man, Goodall’s In Memorium Anne Frank (BGUCL) and recitals at St Botolph’s Church, Boston. Operatic roles include ‘Olga’ in Lehar’s The Merry Widow, ‘Lauretta’ in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, ‘Countess’ in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, ‘Oscar’ in Verdi’s The Masked Ball, ‘Romeo’ in Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet and ‘Spirit 1’ in Mozart’s The Magic Flute. (Peterborough Opera). Highlights of her singing career includes singing in the U.S. premiere of Patrick Hawes’ The Great War Symphony in Carnegie Hall, New York, in 2018, in honour of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. She has recorded backing vocals for a charity single at Abbey Road, new arrangements of carols by Patrick Hawes with Tapestry Singers, and for a video about the artist John Bangay. In recent years, she has successfully auditioned for London’s award-winning chamber choir, the Purcell Singers, and London Philharmonic Choir, with whom she performed Beethoven’s Symphony no.9 at the Royal Albert Hall.