British Mezzo Soprano Nancy Cole is a energetically versatile performer, working in the areas of consort music, recital song and historical performance. She is a permanent member of the BBC singers, enjoying many varied solo performances. She regularly sings and records with the top ensembles of today, including The Sixteen, The choir of the Enlightenment, Britten Sinfonia Voices, and The Fieri Consort.
Raised in Lancaster and educated at the Lancaster Girls' Grammar School, Nancy gained a choral scholarship to St Edmund Hall, Oxford University to study music. Graduating in 2009, she then gained an academic scholarship to York University to study music and performance, passing with distinction.
Nancy gained a place on the inaugural Genesis Sixteen training course, run by Harry Christophers and The Sixteen. To complete her education Nancy spent a year at the Royal College of Music concentrating on the technique of singing with her teacher Amanda Roocroft.
She makes regular appearances on BBC Radio 3, and has given solo recitals in the Handel House Museum and St Martin in the Fields. She performs regularly at The Brighton Early Music Festival and The York Early Music Festival. Here stage work includes performing in Francesca Caccini's La Liberazzione di Ruggiero at BREMF and at the Sam Wanamaker theatre in 'All the Angels'