A graduate of Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Janet quickly established herself in recital winning several prizes for French song in Paris and was outright winner of the Royal Tunbridge Wells International Competition. She was the first mezzo to be taken on by YCAT and the first singer to give a live broadcast on Day 2 of Classic FM. She has also broadcast on several occasions for the BBC on "Friday Night is Music Night" including the first female duet programme in their history. She is the singing voice of Nadia Sawalha in the opening sequence of the 1995 British comedy film 'Caught in the Act'
Janet has sung with Kent Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera North, English National Opera and for the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden. It is, however, for her oratorio and recital work that Janet remains best known. She has performed in many major venues in the UK including the Royal Albert Hall, (Beethoven Missa Solemnis and Mahler Symphony 8), Birmingham Symphony Hall, (Mahler Symphony 8), Barbican (Haydn Nelson Mass), Cadogan Hall (Verdi Requiem).
Her affinity with the music of Elgar is widely recognised, in particular Dream of Gerontius. Stand out performances have been at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and Norwich, Chester, Ely and Canterbury Cathedrals and at The Sage, Gateshead. She was particularly honoured to sing a performance of the work in Birmingham Town Hall in October 2011, the scene of the premiere. Abroad she has worked with the RPO, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Lille Philharmonic. She was invited to sing in Tokyo by the then Prime Minister, John Major, for his honoured guests, and subsequently at Downing Street. Recital engagements have taken to the Middle East, Yemen, Far East, South America and Europe.
Recital engagements have taken to the Middle East, Yemen, Far East, South America and Europe. She had a setting of a poem by Ben Okri specially composed for her in 2008 by Keith Burstein and together they gave the first performance with Ben present, at St James', Piccadilly.
Always interested in new challenges, Janet recently sang both mezzo roles in the Stabat Mater of Karl Jenkins! Performances in 2013 include three performances of Verdi Requiem, Mozart Requiem, Mahler Symphony 8 in Bristol and a return to Birmingham for a performance of Elijah.
Janet teaches singing and gives workshops. She has given invited vocal master classes at Stetson University, Florida, the Music Conservatoire in Tokyo, and for Julliard Students in New York through collaboration with Tom Grubb vocal coach in French song at Julliard.