Janelle Lucyk

"Such an angelic voice. Her expressiveness is beyond words. It's as though she's channeling God." - Dr Cowan

Janelle Lucyk is a leader among an emerging generation of artists specializing in old music and historically informed performance, taking ideas from conception to the stage.


Janelle Lucyk 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. 

As a child, Janelle's family spent a lot of time living abroad through her dad's work, and so she was exposed to the different musical traditions in the many places they visited, living in Singapore, Australia, and Germany.  Janelle was the youngest member of Regina Symphony Orchestra and with them performed Vivaldi's Four Seasons as violin soloist in 2009. Janelle has been captivated by Nova Scotia’s flourishing music scene since arriving in the stunning maritime province. She has had the good fortune of working as a soloist with the Kings College Chapel Choir under five-time Grammy winner Paul Halley on many unforgettable concerts including Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 and Selva Morale e Spirituale and multiple Bach Passions. She performs across Canada as a soloist with Per Sonatori, Ménestrel, Theatre of Early Music, Aureas Voces and Ensemble Caprice, and premiered jazz songs written for her by Peter-Anthony Togni.


Following mentor and arts champion Barbara Butler, Janelle assumed the role of 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.