Janet Loo

Lecturer – Foundations in Singing
Office: TC 118
Phone: (519) 661-2111 x82043
Email: jloo5@uwo.ca

A native of Toronto, mezzo-soprano Janet Loo has performed with Fanshawe Chorus London, Arcady, London Singers, the International Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra London/Pacific Opera Victoria, and Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. She received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Madame Flora in Menotti’s The Medium, which was performed at the 2007 London Fringe Festival.

Other performing credits include alto soloist for Mozart’s Requiem, Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Britten’s Albert Herring (Florence Pike), Mozart’s Così fan Tutte (Dorabella), Léhar’s The Merry Widow (Njegus), and Offenbach’s Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Mother).

Janet is also an experienced choral conductor and vocal coach, having led choirs for well over a decade from Toronto to Taizé, France. Presently, she is a music education lecturer at the Don Wright Faculty of Music, conductor/artistic director of the King's University College Chamber Choir, and director of music ministry at King’s University College. In past years, she has served as choral conductor at St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica (London), Holy Rosary Church (Toronto), and the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto.

She is an appointed member of the National Council for Liturgical Music, a consultative body that provides guidance and direction in the area of liturgical music to Catholic bishops, dioceses, and parishes across Canada.

Janet earned both her Bachelor of Music degree in music education and Master of Music degree in performance and literature from Western University.