Cantores Alumni working as professional singers

Emma Breton

Choral Scholar with Cantores Michaelis 
whilst studying for he undergraduate degree at The University of Southampton
Emma trained at the London School of Musical Theatre. In 2020, she appeared in The Phantom of the Opera World Tour. Other credits include; featured soloist at the Thursford Christmas Spectacular (2018-2019), Vocalist for Hapag Lloyd Cruise Liner, Farmer/Cover Lily in What the Ladybird Heard (UK and International Tour), and Soprano Soloist at The Last Night of the Proms (Isle of Wight).In addition to her theatre work Emma has also sung for the BBC and British National Trust and worked as a professional choral singer.

Cantores Alumni working as professional singers

Joe Stilgoe is an internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and songwriter. He has created a fresh sound for jazz in the 21st century, known for writing songs that feel like they've been around for years, and adapting classics that sound as though they were just written. He has released 8 albums, five of which have topped the UK Jazz chart. Growing up as the youngest of 5 children he was surrounded by music, with two parents in the business - songwriter and TV personality Richard Stilgoe and opera singer Annabel Hunt. He studied music at The University of Southampton and recived vocal tuition from Keith Davis. Over the course of his varied career he has become a true modern-day entertainer, known globally as a performer of wit, style and a level of musicianship which has seen him recognised as one of the best singer-pianists in the world. Always searching for a new way of bringing not only his own songs but those he loves from the past to a new audience, he is an enticing mix of his heroes Danny Kaye, Nat King Cole and Dudley Moore, and influenced by Harry Connick Jr, Peter Skellern, Cole Porter, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Nancy Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald, The Beach Boys, Oscar Peterson, Hoagy Carmichael, Irving Berlin and Joni Mitchell. His latest album, Stilgoe In The Shed, which topped the UK Jazz Chart, came about after Joe started broadcasting on Youtube from his shed at the start of the pandemic in 2020. The resulting show 'Stilgoe In The Shed' picked up over 200,000 viewers around the world, and led to this unique album, praised in the UK press and featured on both BBC and ITV news.
Jake Snowdon

Cantores Alumni working as professional singers

 Tenor Singer/Actor.  Studied with Keith Davis at the University of Southampton.  Jake is a versatile actor-musician who trained at the Guildford School of Acting and has a BA in Music from Southampton University. He is a tenor singer (classical, musical theatre and contemporary), pianist and guitarist. Jake was a choral scholar with Cantores Michaelis and has sung with professional choirs Blossom Street and The Mozart Festival Chorus. Jake has been teaching privately and with other organisations for several years. He currently works at Chinthurst school as choirmaster and music teacher. In concert his professional engagements include soloist work for Witt Studio's 'Beyond The Mask', Handel's Messiah and a world premiere of Michael Finnissy's completion of Mozart's Requiem. Jake has worked with several theatre organisations as an actor-musician including Theatre Exchange, Rainbow Theatre, Conn-Artists Theatre Co. and Stem Collective. Jake has taken additional training short courses with LAMDA, Act Up, Abingdon, Barefoot Opera and Body Opera.
Andrew Hamilton

Cantores Alumni working as professional singers

British baritone Andrew Hamilton is a current member of the Bayerische Staatsoper Opernstudio. Role debuts in Munich have included Ping Turandot, Ned Keene Peter Grimes and singing in the ensemble of the world-premiere of Miroslav Srnka‘s Singularity, written specifically for the members of the Bayerische Staatsoper Opernstudio. Highlights for the 2022/23 season in Munich include Schaunard La bohème conducted by Juraj Valcuha; Ottokar Der Freischütz conducted by Lothar Koenigs; and Marcellus/Spieler 3 in Brett Dean’s Hamlet conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. In the 2021/22 season, Andrew performed the roles of Il Notario Gianni Schicchi, Lesbo Agrippina, Silvano Un ballo in maschera, Mecure in a new production of Les Troyens, as well as covered the role of Olivier in Strauss' Capriccio and reprised the roles of Herald Otello, and The King's Commissar Madame Butterfly all at the Bayerische Staatsoper.An enthusiastic recitalist, Andrew has spent his time in the Opera Studio also furthering his recital repertoire. Through the Staatsoper, he has recently sung Britten’s Tit for Tat, and a Schubert Liederabend in Munich. His concert repertoire includes Brahms Requiem, Elijah, and Britten’s War Requiem. Andrew is an Alumnus of the University of Southampton and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Opera School, where he studied under John Evans.

Anna Mclachlan

Anna Mclachlan Mezzo-soprano Opera & Concert singer  from London and has recently completed her studies for a Masters in Vocal Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, under the tuition of Alison Wells and Robert Bottriell. Whilst there, she participated in the English National Opera Mentor Scheme. Prior to this, she studied English and Music at the University of Southampton, where a she was a choral scholar with Cantores Michaelis, directed by Keith Davis. Anna was a Young Artist with Bury Court Opera, performing as a Mad Voice and covering the title role in the premiere of Mad King Suibhne (Noah Mosley), directed by Ella Marchment. Solo engagements include solos in Vivaldi's Gloria and Haydn's Nelson Mass, in Exeter Cathedral, performing folk songs by Berio at the Southbank Centre as part of the Rest is Noise Festival, participation in Eugene Asti’s Richard Strauss project, the alto solo (Cantata BWV 161, J.S Bach), directed by Steven Devine at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel and recitals at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel, St Martin within Ludgate, London and Claygate Music Festival. Future engagements include Orfeo/Co-director in Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck) with Grassroots Opera.

Leila Zanette

Leila Zanette - Mezzo Soprano Opera & Concert singer. Studied with Keith Davis Leila is a Mezzo-soprano of English and Italian origin. She was born and grew up in Kenya before moving to the UK to pursue her higher education in music at the University of Southampton. She is currently studying at the Royal Academy Opera, with Sarah Walker, and highly acclaimed accompanist Joseph Middleton. Performances with the Royal Academy of Music vocal faculty opera scenes include Lucretia in Britten’s, ‘The Rape of Lucretia,’ Mrs Quickly, in Vaughn Williams’, ‘Sir John in Love,’ The Minsk Woman in Dove’s ‘Flight’ and Suzy in Puccini’s, ‘La Rondine. During this time she performed in master-classes with one of Britain’s leading opera singers, Rosalind Plowright, and vocal coach Mary King. Leila is kindly supported by the PF Charitable Trust Award, The Patricia Kris Wolfe Prize and the Josephine Baker Trust