Bartram, Amy

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AMY BARTRAM, soprano, has sung music ranging from ancient Greek chant to premieres by emerging composers, jazz, and more. She has performed lead roles in baroque and contemporary operas, and her oratorio solo credits include works by Bach, Monteverdi, Purcell, and Vivaldi in concerts in NYC and the Hamptons. In 2007, she was the soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass at the Church of the Transfiguration, where she sang Josabeth in Handel’s Athalia in 2006. She sings with the Clarion Music Society Choir, Musica Sacra, and the Vox vocal ensemble, and has also sung with Pomerium. For several years she appeared in broadcast performances with REBEL baroque orchestra at Trinity Church, Wall St., as a member of Trinity Choir, and was a soloist in works by Handel, Mozart, and Purcell (as Belinda in Dido and Aeneas). She can be heard as a soloist on the bestselling Naxos CD, Christmas at Trinity. Amy was a member of the NY Continuo Collective for five years, during which time she sang the roles of Venere, Fama, and Prima Sorella in the modern-day premiere of Leardini’s Psiche (c. 1649) at BEMF and in NYC; Dorinda in Il Pastor Fido; Anima in Cavalieri’s Il Rappresentatione di Anima e di Corpo (c. 1601); Harmony in the 1589 Florentine Intermedi, and lots of other 17th c. repertoire. A specialist in early music, she has given more than fifteen concerts of lute songs with lutenist Ekko Jennings and is the artistic director of Machicoti, a Medieval Ensemble, with which she also plays medieval lute (See Machicoti website link). In 2008, she sang the role of satrap and played medieval lute in the acclaimed new production of the 12th c. Play of Daniel at the Cloisters Museum, and she reprises the role in 2013. In April 2010, she released a solo CD of 16th c. French chansons with renaissance guitarist Jocelyn Nelson, Ma Guiterre je te chante, which is available on CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/nelsonbartram. The duo most recently performed this program on a BEMF Fringe concert in 2009. Visit http://www.amybartram.com/

 

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