She was born Christine Madeleine Odette Lallouette
into a middle class Rouen family of devout Catholics, both language teachers, on New Year's Day 1956.
"When I was very young I knew I wanted to perform but I enjoyed the lighter stuff, West End musicals, and I really wanted to go to one of these dance schools to do tap," says Joshua, who is currently dividing her time between Amsterdam and London with her husband, the French baritone Olivier Lallouette
, and their children - 11-year-old Louis and eight-year-old Lilly.
Her husband, the French baritone Olivier Lallouette
, is currently taking a mini sabbatical as the couple alternate their performance schedules to spend time with their children, 11-year-old Louis and Lilly, eight.
Ambitious, autocratic, and vindictive, he was a skillful and ruthless intriguer, and those who fell afoul of him did so to their misfortune; his victims included his quondam secretaire Jean Francois Lallouette
(1651-1728), the claveciniste Jacques Champion, Sieur de Chambonnieres (1601/2-1672), and the great actor-manager-playwright Moliere (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, 1622-1673).
A superb quintet of soloists - Rosemary Joshua, Emma Bell, Sonia Prina, Olivier Lallouette
and Paul Agnew - responded with panache to Handel's virtuosic writing.
Delaveau, P., Lallouette
, P., Tessier, A.M., Drogues vegetales stimulant I'activite phagocytaire du systeme reticulo-endothelial.
, Jean-Baptiste Francois (1651-1728): 131, 297
10.30am Sunch Eucharist, Missa brevis - Britten, The Paschal Anthems - plainsong, O mysterium ineffable - Lallouette
. 3.30pm Evensong, Dyson in C minor, An Easter Sequence Part 1 - Leighton.
10.30am Sung Eucharist, Missa brevis in D - Mozart, Jubilate - Britten in E flat, O mysterium ineffabile - Lallouette
. 3.30pm Evensong, Murrill in E, Cantique de Jean Racine - Faure.