Singer (Soprano)

Lindsey James

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Lindsey is a classically-trained soprano, choral singer & cellist who performs opera, song, musical theatre & light jazz.
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Originally from Sheffield, Lindsey James is a London-based freelance musician and a part-time academic teacher at one of the country's leading independent schools. She loves the variety that a career in music can bring, and also enjoys working as a private tutor, choral director and workshop leader. Lindsey is also an experienced choral singer. She is currently a scholar with internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble, VOCES8, and she was a member of Harry Christophers' Genesis Sixteen cohort in 2015-16. Whilst studying for her BMus degree in 2012-15, she sang and toured with the Choir of King's College London, and afterwards gained a PGCE from the UCL Institute of Education in 2016. Recent performance highlights include step-out solos in Handel’s Messiah for Christopher Monks and the Armonico Consort, Second Witch/Chorus in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas for Eamonn Dougan at the Ryedale Festival, a tour to Norway with the VOCES8 Scholars, and concerts at Cadogan Hall and St John’s Smith Square for Michael Waldron and the London Choral Sinfonia. During her three years as a Choral Scholar, Lindsey participated in several tours to destinations including Hong Kong, Milan, Venice, Gibraltar and Paris. She has sung several times on BBC Radio 3 and 4, and features on two CDs released on the Delphian label. Most notably, Lindsey can be heard singing the Principal Soprano solo on the track ‘Nigra sum sed formosa’ by Francis Pott, on the 2016 disc In Memoriam. Due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, like many musicians, Lindsey has experienced many cancellations, but she is looking forward to several re-scheduled events including Handel's Dixit Dominus (Soprano I Soloist) for Michael Cayton and the Chiltern Choir, and the premiere of Tom Smail's newly completed opera, Blue Electric. Lindsey sings for a variety of religious and secular occasions including weddings, funerals, civil ceremonies, anniversary and birthday celebrations. As a cellist, she is also able to organise instrumental ensembles such as a string quartet or trio, to perform at your event.

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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Church service, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, Bar / Club / Venue event
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Musicologist, Community music worker
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Song list

Armstrong Gibbs: Silver
Bach: St John Passion
Bach: Mein gläubiges Herze
Bach: Ich will dir mein Herze schenken from St Matthew Passion
Bach: Stumme Seufzer, stille Klagen
Bach: Tief gebückt
Bach: Christe eleison (Soprano I) from Mass in B minor
Bach: Quia respexit from Magnificat
Bach: Bist du bei mir
Barber: Sure on this shining night
Barber: The Crucifixion
Barber: Slumber Song of the Madonna
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
arr. Britten: The Last Rose of Summer
arr. Britten: The Salley Garden
Britten: On This Island
Britten: That yonge child from A Ceremony of Carols
Britten: Balulalow from A Ceremony of Carols
Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb
Britten: Noye’s Fludde (Mrs Sem)
Debussy: Green
Debussy: L'âme évaporée
Donizetti: La conocchia
Duparc: Sérénade
Elgar: Sea Pictures
Faure: Requiem
Faure: Aurore
Faure: Les roses d’Ispahan
Faure: Le Secret
Gershwin: Summertime
Gibbons: The Silver Swan
Gurney: Sleep
Handel: Messiah
Handel: Dixit Dominus
Handel: Piangero la sorte mia
Handel: Heart, the seat of soft delight
Handel: As When the Dove*
Handel: Where'er You Walk
Handel: Oh had I Jubal’s Lyre
Head: The Singer
Howells: Come Sing and Dance
Howells: King David
Kern: Bill
Kern: If I Loved You
Libby Larsen: So Like your father from Songs from Letters
Libby Larsen: He never missed from Songs from Letters
Lloyd Webber: Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
Loewe: I Could Have Danced All Night
Mahler: Symphony No. 2
Messiaen: Trois Mélodies
Mozart: Requiem
Mozart: Voi che sapete
Mozart: Non so piu
Mozart: In uomini, in soldati*
Mozart: Als Luise die Briefe
Mozart: Das Veilchen
Orff: Carmina Burana
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
Poulenc: Fiançailles pour rire
Powell: A Prussian Requiem
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (Dido, 2nd Witch, Chorus)
Purcell: Not all my torments
Purcell: Sweeter than roses
Purcell: Music for a While
Purcell: Hark, the echoing air
Schönberg, Claude-Michel: I Dreamed a Dream
Schubert: Gretchen am Spinnrade
Schubert: Ave Maria
Schubert: An die Musik
Schumann: Frauenliebe und leben
Schumann: Meine rose
Schumann: Widmung
Tippett: By and By from Five Spirituals
Wolf: Er ist’s
Wolf: Elfenlied
Customer questions

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I've performed in UK venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and St Paul's Cathedral. Internationally, I've sung in St Mark's Basilica(Venice), also at venues in Norway, Paris, and Hong Kong. Elsewhere, I've sung at beer festivals, at contemporary ballet shows, on backing vocals for electro-folk trio Wovoka Gentle, and on Alexander Armstrong's debut album.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

At the wedding of Sir James MacMillan's daughter.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I'll always try my best to be flexible. Please let me know about any time changes as soon as possible so that I can best cater to the new event.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

This can be provided at a small additional charge, to cover the time spent creating your ideal playlist between sets.

How much time do you need to set up?

Ideally one hour, to set up any sound equipment or other items such as a music stand, and to perfect the balance for the room/outdoor areas.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Yes, I'm very happy to sing whatever suits you and your guests/clients. If you're unsure, I can also provide guidance on suitable music for the given occasion.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

This could depend on how far I am travelling to reach the venue, but where possible: yes.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, of course! I love a challenge and am always pleased to learn new repertoire.


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£150
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£400


From customers:

Music I
6 years ago

Solo voices soar out of and over the main choir and special praise is due for principal soprano, Lindsey James.

The S
4 years ago

From the first notes it became obvious that we were being royally entertained by an exceptional group that could easily establish a worldwide reputation for itself very quickly. Motets...and chansons...were wafted into our ears with impeccable intonation, balance, grace, charm and perfect diction.

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From other musicians:

24th March 2016

I accompanied Lindsey on the piano when she kindly sang at my Charity Concert at the Sheffield Town Hall in 2014. She is a professional, friendly and brilliant singer.