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Joanne Lunn (Soprano)

Born: England

The English soprano, Joanne Lunn, graduated from the Royal College of Music where she was awarded the Tagore Gold Medal.

Joanne Lunn performs internationally as a soloist with many other leading groups such as the English Baroque Soloists, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Philip Pickett's Musicians of the Globe, New London Consort, London Handel Society, Academy of Ancient Music, Hilliard Ensemble, Philippe Herreweghe's Collegium Vocale Gent, The Kingís Consort and Gabrieli Consort.

Joanne Lunn's operatic credits include Gluck's Orphee and Alceste, Verdi's Falstaff and Four Sacred Pieces and Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea. Her stage appearance include also her ENO debut in Steven Pimlott's production of Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea conducted by Harry Christophers; in February 2004, she sang the role of Helena in Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream in Venice conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner and directed by David Pountney; a tour of Purcellís Dido and Aeneas in Spain and semi staged productions of Monteverdiís Orfeo in Paris and for the Beijing International Music Festival with Philip Pickett directed by Sir Jonathan Miller.

In 1999, Joanne Lunn made her BBC Proms debut performing with the Academy of Ancient Music, New London Consort and Musicians of the Globe. Concert appearances have included J.S. Bachís St Matthew Passion (BWV 244) with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Sir Roger Norrington, for the Musik Podium Stuttgart conducted by Frieder Bernius, with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Hall; George Frideric Handelís Messiah at the Halle Handel Festival and at St. Markís Venice as well as G.F. Handelís LíAllegro and Haydnís Heiligmesse, Harmoniemesse and Paukenmesse with the Monteverdi Choir and Sir John Eliot Gardiner; J.S. Bachís Magnificat (BWV 243) at the BBC Proms with the Academy of Ancient Music; G.F. Handel's Messiah in Spain and Portugal and; John Rutterís Requiem with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by the composer; Haydnís The Seasons with the Huddersfield Choral Society; Gabriel Fauréís Requiem in Toulouse directed by Marc Minkowski; G.F. Handelís Messiah, J.S. Bach Magnificat (BWV 243) and Mass in B Minor (BWV 232) with Bach Collegium Japan conducted by Masaaki Suzuki; W.A. Mozartís Mass in C Minor for the City of London Sinfonia; Purcellís The Blessed Virginís Expostulation and The Fairy Queen in Salzburg; J.S. Bachís Mass in B Minor (BWV 232) with the Academy of Ancient Music in Alzenau and with Les Musiciens du Louvre and Marc Minkowski; Easter Oratorio (BWV 249) with the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales under Nicholas Kraemer; Nelson Mass for the Ulster Orchestra; J. Rutterís Mass of the Children at St Paulís Cathedral and at Symphony Hall, Birmingham; Harmoniemesse for Scottish Chamber Orchestra; LíAllegro, Il Penseroso ed il Moderato at the Handel Festival in Göttingen; The Creation at Cadogan Hall; Jan Dismas Zelenkaís Missa Votiva for Musik Podium Stuttgart; W.A. Mozart Exsultate Jubilate; Gustav Mahler 4th Symphony at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Moscow; Mass in B Minor (BWV 232) at the Sage, Gateshead and Messiah in Ribchester. She was a regular soloist in the John Eliot Gardiner's Bach Cantata Pilgrimage in 2000.

Recent engagements include concerts in Mexico with Musicians of the Globe directed by Philip Pickett; Saul with Cappella Amsterdam; the first performances of Johann Christian Bachís Mailänder Vesperpsalmen with Concerto Köln at the Frauenkirche, Dresden; Bach Cantatas with Le Concert Lorrain, Belindaís Dido & Aeneas in Warsaw; Israel in Egypt with Düsseldorfer Symphoniker and St John Passion (BWV 245) with Les Musiciens du Louvre (Marc Minkowski).

Joanne Lunn features as a soloist on many CD recordings. Her discography includes Antonio Vivaldiís Laudate Pueri with The Kingís Consort (Hyperion), Haydn Masses with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir (Philips), John Rutterís Mass of the Children with City of London Sinfonia conducted by the composer (Collegium), Sir John Eliot Gardinerís Bach Cantatas cycle recorded during the Bach Pilgrimage in 2000 (Deutsche Grammophon/Soli Deo Gloria), J.S. Bachís Easter Oratorio (BWV 249) with Frieder Bernius and the Kammerchor Stuttgart (Carus), J.S. Bachís Motets (BWV 225-230) with The Hilliard Ensemble (ECM) and Messiah with the Bach Collegium Japan and John Rutter.

Engagements in 2010-2011 include concerts with the Academy of Ancient Music in Aldeburgh and Istanbul, Bach Cantatas at the NiedersächsischMusiktage and also for Bach Collegium Japan, Mass in B Minor (BWV 232) for the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) at the Tonhalle, Zürich (Masaaki Suzuki), The Fairy Queen in Rotterdam, Paris and Barcelona and Carl Heinrich Graunís Der Tod Jesu with Collegium Vocale Gent. Subsequent engagements include J.S. Bach Secular Cantatas with Bach Collegium Japan and Saul with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir.

More Photos

Source: The Bach Cantata Pilgrimage brochure (December 2000); The Three Haute-Contre Website; Hazard Chase Website (2005, 2010)
Contributed by
Galina Kolomietz (May 2001) Website, Aryeh Oron (May 2005, October 2010)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Frieder Bernius


BWV 11, BWV 249

Jürgen Budday


BWV 232

John Butt


BWV 63, BWV 243a, BWV 245, BWV 248/2, 4 & 5 + Bonus Tracks

John Eliot Gardiner


BWV 72, BWV 73, BWV 111
BWV 3, BWV 5, BWV 9, BWV 13, BWV 14, BWV 26, BWV 28, BWV 30, BWV 36, BWV 38, BWV 44, BWV 57, BWV 61, BWV 62, BWV 71, BWV 79, BWV 80, BWV 88, BWV 89, BWV 93, BWV 98, BWV 101, BWV 110, BWV 115, BWV 131, BWV 150, BWV 155, BWV 167, BWV 183, BWV 188, BWV 192
BWV 245 [2nd]

John Eliot Gardiner


Member of Monteverdi Choir:
BCP Vol. 1: CD-1:
BWV 167, BWV 7, BWV 30
BCP Vol. 3: CD-1:
BWV 71; CD-2: BWV 131, BWV 93, BWV 88
BCP Vol. 4: CD-1:
BWV 9, J. Kuhnau/J.S. Bach: Motet Der Gerechte kömmt um
BCP Vol. 5: CD-2:
BWV 46, BWV 101, BWV 102
BCP Vol. 10: CD-1:
BWV 48, BWV 5, BWV 90, BWV 56; CD-2: BWV 79, BWV 192, BWV 80
BCP Vol. 11: CD-1:
BWV 162, BWV 180; CD-2: BWV 109, BWV 38, BWV 98, BWV 188
BCP Vol. 12: CD-1:
BWV 55, BWV 89, BWV 115, BWV 60
BCP Vol. 13: CD-1:
BWV 61, BWV 62, BWV 36
BCP Vol. 14:
BWV 91, BWV 121, BWV 40, BWV 110
BCP Vol. 15:
BWV 64, BWV 151, BWV 57, BWV 133
BCP Vol. 16:
BWV 225, BWV 122, BWV 28, BWV 190
BCP Vol. 19: CD-1:
BWV 155, BWV 3, BWV 13; CD-2: BWV 26, BWV 81, BWV 14, BWV 227
BCP Vol. 20: CD-1:
BWV 144, BWV 84, BWV 92
BCP Vol. 23: CD-2: BWV 104, BWV 85, BWV 112
BCP Vol. 27: CD-1:
BWV 184, BWV 175; CD-2: BWV 194, BWV 176, BWV 165, BWV 129
BCP Purification: BWV 83, BWV 125
BWV 245 [2nd, 2003]

Philippe Herreweghe


BWV 244 [3rd]

Hilliard Ensemble


BWV 225-230, BWV Anh 159

Rudolf Lutz


BWV 244

Marc Minkowski


V-1 (2008): BWV 232 [1st recording]

Lars Ulrik Mortensen


BWV 232 [1st]

Philip Pickett


Member of New London Consort:
C-1 (1995):
BWV 63, BWV 238, BWV 243a

Masaaki Suzuki


BWV 36c, BWV 173a, BWV 198, BWV 202, BWV 205, BWV 207, BWV 208, BWV 213, BWV 214, BWV 524
F. Durante-J.S. Bach: BWV Anh 26/BWV 242
M.G. Peranda: Missa in A minor

Masaaki Suzuki


Member of Bach Collegium Japan:
Secular Cantatas Vol. 2:
BWV 208, BWV 134a
Secular Cantatas Vol. 3:
BWV 36c
Secular Cantatas Vol. 4:
BWV 205, BWV 207
Secular Cantatas Vol. 5:
BWV 213, BWV 214
Secular Cantatas Vol. 6:
BWV 198
Lutheran Masses Vol. 1 (2013/2014):
BWV 235, BWV 236, BWV 240, BWV 241, F. Durante-J.S. Bach: BWV Anh 26, BWV 242, BWV 238, BWV 237
Lutheran Masses Vol. 2 (2014/2015):
BWV 234, BWV 233, M.G. Peranda: Missa in A minor

Links to other Sites

The Academy of Ancient Music: Joanne Lunn
Joanne Lunn - Soprano (Hazard Chase)

Raphi's Serious Singers List: Sopranos : Joanne Lunn

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