The Group

It all began in a coffee shop in Lanchester (overseen by a rather critical bust of Mozart!)


When the opportunity came about for the five of us to join together and sing some Christmas music in KaffeeHaus Amadeus (Lanchester), it all just fell into place. All keen for the quintet to continue, we met a few more times and Quintessential Voices was born.

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What we do


As a flexible quintet, we are able to offer a variety of performance types, including:

  • Full concerts. A wonderful mix of music across the ages and genres.

  • Short sets. A perfect complement to your concert, packages can be tailored to meet your needs

  • Functions. You may just want some background music to give that something extra to your event. Again, packages can be tailored to meet your needs.



Every member of the group has significant experience (over 90 years combined!) of teaching and delivering workshops and educational programmes to all ages. If you just want a workshop for your choir or have something more in mind, please get in touch to find out what we can offer.

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Elizabeth Woods - Soprano 1

Elizabeth studied Music at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she was a Choral Scholar and specialised in vocal performance. In 2000 she was awarded the prestigious J. W. Pearce prize for the Young Musician of the Year in her home town of Huddersfield. Elizabeth sings with the acclaimed, Yorkshire-based vocal group The Mastersingers, with whom she has taken part in several television and radio broadcasts. She also features regularly at Lumley Castle, both as a violinist and vocalist.