Janelle Lucyk (soprano) graduated in 2014 with distinction from the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles in Belgium where she debuted Lux Aeterna, written for her and the Brussels Chamber Choir by Jan Moeyaert, performed as a soloist and recorded with Musica Fura (Praetorius Christmas Mass) and Laudantes Consort (Palestrina), and formed Voces Desuper, an ensemble performing regularly in the magnificent Cathédrale de Saints-Michel-et-Gudule, and especially at the Te Deum ceremony for the King and Queen of Belgium. Following, she completed her Masters in Management at Durham University in the UK and won the role of Susanna in Durham Opera Ensemble’s The Marriage of Figaro for which she was awarded the Best Soloist by Music Durham, and Best Female Soloist by her peers at the DOE.
Janelle has been captivated by Nova Scotia’s flourishing music scene since arriving in the maritime province. She has had the good fortune of working as a soloist under five-time Grammy winner Paul Halley, on many unforgettable concerts with the King’s College Chapel Choir including Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 and Selva Morale e Spirituale and multiple Bach Passions. She performed as a soloist with Per Sonatori, Ménestrel, Scott MacMillan's Celtic Mass for the Sea for Canada 150, Aureas Voces, Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Taylor's Theatre of Early Music, Ensemble Caprice and Blackwood Duo. She recently premiered a collection of jazz songs written for her by Canadian composer Peter-Anthony Togni. Janelle is the Artistic and Administrative Director of Musique Royale (est. 1985), a music presenter based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia which enriches historic spaces across the spectacular maritime province through the sharing of world class early music, and much more.