Mandy is delighted to be singing with the Isle of Man Choral Society and Isle of Man Symphony Orchestra once more, having last sang the alto solo in Messiah in 2015. Born and bred on the Island, Mandy began singing at Peel Clothworkers School and QEII High School. She undertook her BA(Hons) in Music and Drama in Liverpool and followed that up with an MA and PhD at Durham University. Since returning to the Island in 2003, Mandy has become a regular performer at the Gaiety having appeared with Taylorian Productions, the Manx Gilbert and Sullivan Society, the Douglas Choral Union. Recent roles include ‘La Traviata’ with Mananan Festival Opera, Madame de la Haltière in Massenet’s ‘Cendrillon’ in Provence, and Glinda in the Wizard of Oz pantomime at the Gaiety. Mandy has won the Cleveland medal four times, and is a regular soloist with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines. She also enjoys teaching singing students of all ages and levels of experience.