Janet Youngdahl is thrilled to collaborate with the Lethbridge Symphony as a lover of poetry and a champion of the music of woman composers.
Janet is active as a soprano, academic and choral conductor. She has toured with the ensemble for medieval music Sequentia throughout Europe and North America. She appears as a soloist on many recordings on the Deutsche Harmonia Mundi / BMG label, and a number of her recordings can now be found on iTunes. In concert, she has appeared at the Lincoln Center Festival in New York City, the Proms in London, and the Melbourne Festival. Recent recordings include several discs of 17th century Italian music by Kapsberger and Castaldi for Toccata Classsics, cantatas by Elizabet Jacquet de la Guerre for Centaur Records and a new recording of arias by Barbara Strozzi with beloved UK soprano Catherine Bott. Dr. Youngdahl is an Associate Professor at the University of Lethbridge, where she conducts the U of L Singers, and teaches voice and music history. Her work as a specialist in the chant of Hildegard von Bingen has fostered invitations to offer lectures and workshops at the University of Toronto, California State University and the American Academy in Rome.