"The soundtrack of Wolfson": Music Director Lyn Alcántara celebrates 30 years leading the College choir

Last weekend, Wolfson's Music Director Lyn Alcántara celebrated thirty years leading the College choir at a celebratory Lent Term concert and choir reunion.

Lyn Alcántara celebrated 30 years of leading the College choir

"Lyn has been the soundtrack of Wolfson College for thirty years," said Wolfson College President, Professor Jane Clarke, "not only by leading the choir but by putting music and musical performance at the heart of College life.

“Her passion and professionalism, her openness and expertise have benefited so many musicians, from beginners to world-leading performers, as well as opening all our ears to some memorable performances.”

The Lent Term Concert and Choir Reunion saw forty current choir members and twenty former choir members join in the celebrations, with a dozen more members in an audience in a packed St Mark's Church in Newnham.

"Lyn’s impact on College cultural life has been immense,” said Professor Clarke, “and it's wonderful to celebrate her achievements with more joyous music in the air!"

The Concert offered a lively performance of John Rutter’s ever-popular Gloria, accompanied by local group, Prime Brass, and organist and alumnus Stephen Rose. The current College Choir performed some choral favourites, including two works by former Wolfson Fellow, Dr Matthew Woolhouse, while Philosophy undergraduate Patrick Pan, the Brian Moore Accompanist Scholar 2022/23, performed Ubi Caritas by Ola Gjeilo.  

You can read more about Lyn on our website.