Joanna Tomlinson

Soprano Joanna Tomlinson sings a wide range of operatic, concert and choral repertoire.  


Professional opera work includes Trincula in ‘The Tempest’ by Joe St. Johanser and Siebel in ‘Faust’ for Guildford Opera, Echo in ‘Hansel und Gretel’, and chorus in ‘Roberto Devereux’, ‘Iolanta’ and ‘La Gioconda’ all for Opera Holland Park; ‘Fidelio’ for the Geoffrey Mitchell Choir at the BBC Proms, ‘Il Pirata’, ‘Parisina’ and ‘Ermione’ for Opera Rara; and ‘Platée’ for English Bach Festival in Athens.  


Solo oratorio engagements include Magnus Lindberg’s ‘Graffiti’ at the Royal Festival Hall with the Philharmonia Orchestra, recorded for Radio 3; Beethoven ‘Mass in C’ with the Whitehall Choir under Paul Spicer and Michael Stimpson’s ‘Songs of Innocence and Experience’ with the Exmoor Singers at St Martin-in-the-Fields as well as most of the great oratorio repertoire including Haydn ‘Creation’, Handel ‘Messiah’, Mozart ‘Mass in C Minor’ and ‘Requiem’ and Fauré ‘Requiem’. She has given recitals at venues in London including St James’, Piccadilly; St Sepulchre-without-Newgate and St Magnus the Martyr.


Joanna read Music at the University of Bristol before gaining a distinction in the post-graduate diploma in Singing at the Royal College of Music, where she studied with Russell Smythe.  She continues her studies with Phillip Guy-Bromley.  


Joanna also works as a choral singer, and recent notable performances include Elijah at the 2011 BBC Proms with the Gabrieli Consort, Beethoven Mass in C for the BBC Singers under Richard Hickox, and concerts for Philharmonia Voices, conducted by great maestros including Maazel, Pletnev and Muti.   


Joanna is the Musical Director of City-of-London-based choir, Constanza Chorus and their professional orchestra, Constanza Consort, as well as director of several chamber choirs.  She teaches singing at Bedales School and The Royal School, Haslemere, enjoys cooking and fine wine.


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Joanna appeared at St. Peter’s on 9th May 2015

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