The Atlanta Baroque and the Georgia Tech Chamber Choir present the complete, original 1742 Dublin version of Handel’s Messiah with world-renowned vocal soloists who represent the best in the new generation of Baroque music performance. We’re excited to interpret Handel’s masterpiece with a lineup of singers unprecedented in accomplishment and musicianship. Leading the production will be Jerry Ulrich, conductor of the choir, and ABO Artistic Director Julie Andrijeski.
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Soprano Teresa Wakim, from Boston, sings with a voice of “extraordinary suppleness and beauty”, said the New York Times. She performs with the Handel and Haydn Society, and was featured soloist on four Grammy-nominated albums. She has toured Europe and the United States with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, and won first prize in the International Soloist Competition for Early Music in Austria. Teresa has been featured on the stages of Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, and Boston Symphony Hall, and performed lead roles in operas including The Magic Flute, The Abduction, and Acis and Galatea. She has performed with more Baroque chamber groups across the nation than we can name. Teresa holds music degrees from Oberlin and Boston University, and has studied in Lisbon, Salzburg, Vancouver, Lausanne, and Venice.
Alto Katherine Growdon, from Boston, performed Messiah to critical acclaim with the American Bach Soloists in 2006. Lauded for her “heartrending emotion and excellent control” by San Francisco Classical Voice, she has performed with renowned early music chamber groups throughout the Northeast. Katherine is known for her exceptional versatility on stage across an impressive range of three centuries of operatic roles, from the Baroque through Mozart, Bizet, Puccini, and even Stephen Sondheim. She has performed with San Francisco Lyric Opera, Portland Opera, Carmel Bach Festival, and is the recipient of fellowships at Tanglewood. Katherine has a Master of Music from San Francisco Conservatory.
Tenor Aaron Sheehan, from Baltimore, performs across the United States, South America and Europe, and is known as a first-rate interpreter of the oratorios and cantatas of Bach and Handel. “Superb: his tone classy, clear, and refined, encompassing fluid lyricism and ringing force”, said the Boston Globe. His recordings have also been Grammy-nominated. Aaron is known equally for Baroque opera, concert and chamber work, having performed with innumerable Baroque music groups across our nation, and in early music festivals including those of Boston, San Francisco, Vancouver, Houston, Tucson, and Washington. Aaron holds a Masters in Early Voice Performance from Indiana University. Today he teaches at Boston University, Wellesley College, and Towson University.
Bass Mischa Bouvier, from New York, is known for his keen musicality and remarkable communicative powers. Praised for his “rich timbre” and “fine sense of line” by the New York Times, he has won awards from the American Bach Soloists, Oratorio Society of New York, and Concert Artists Guild. Mischa has performed with Baroque ensembles and symphony orchestras across the US, while also being an advocate for new music by emerging composers in New York. His opera roles cover Handel to Gilbert and Sullivan to Philip Glass — and we must mention that he’s sung in concert with Sting in his performance of the music of John Dowland. Mischa has a Masters of Music from Cincinnati Conservatory, and trained at the Lyric Opera Cleveland, the International Masterclass for Music in Zurich, the Carmel Bach Festival and the Tanglewood Music Festival.