About Us: Section Leads

London Pro Musica Choir is pleased to welcome these talented artists as our Section Leads.

Elizabeth Kinghorn (Soprano)

Elizabeth Kinghorn is a vocalist, pianist, and teacher who holds a PhD in Music Education.  She currently works as a postdoctoral fellow with the Music, Cognition, and the Brain Initiative at Western University where she engages in research on musical learning and experience.

Carmen Specht ( Alto)

Carmen Specht is a mezzo-soprano from Lacombe, AB.  She is currently in her final year at Western University in the Doctorate of Musical Arts program, under the tutelage of Dr. Sophie Roland and Maestro Simone Luti. 

Carmen is thrilled to be back on the stage as a soloist, joining London Pro Musica Choir in November as well as Choral Connection in December.

Robert Hutson  (Tenor)

Robert Hutson has performed in operatic and choral settings throughout Europe and North America.       Past operatic roles include Il Contino Belfiore in La Finta Giardinier, Nanki Poo in The Mikado and Basilio and Don Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro. 

Robert remains actively involved in the Ontario choral community having sung with organizations such as Amabile, Musikay, Chor Amica, Ontario Youth Choir, and the London Music Machine.  Currently, Robert conducts the Thames Centre Community Choir.

Kirk Lackenbauer  (Baritone)

Kirk Lackenbauer began his vocal training with renowned Canadian baritone Theodore Baerg prior to attending Wilfrid Laurier University. While studying for his Honours Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance, Kirk‘s principal voice teachers were David Falk and Victor Martens. Kirk has extensive choral and solo experience with various local orchestras and choirs such as the Renaissance Singers, Arcady, the John Laing Singers, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Philharmonic. He has performed leading roles in several musicals such as Evita, Fiddler on the Roof, Into the Woods, and the role of Bob in The Old Maid and the Thief in Montpellier, Marseille, and Avignon, France.

Kirk is currently a member of TACTUS, a professional eight-voice vocal ensemble with repertoire ranging from the early Renaissance to premiere performances of 21st century music. Kirk has performed concerts at Toronto’s Hummingbird Centre, at the Guelph Spring Festival, and several radio broadcasts for the CBC. He has collaborated with many distinguished groups including the Toronto Bach Consort, The Penderecki String Quartet, the Arbour Oak Trio, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Pops Orchestra.