MARIA WHISENAND, SOPRANO
Maria Whisenand, soprano, holds a Bachelor’s degree from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie NY, and a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory of Music, in Boston, MA. She has performed in Master classes with Eleanor Steber, Helen Boatwright, Hughes Cuenod, Nicolai Gedda, and Blake Stern, among others. She has performed in Choral groups both as a section member and as a soloist, including Schola Cantorum of Boston, the Madeira Bach Festival with The Canticum Novum singers, and has also sung at the Church of the Madeline and Chartres Cathedral with The Canticum Novum singers. In 2000, she again travelled with Canticum Novum, this time to Germany, and performed several concerts in honor of the 250th anniversary of J.S.Bach’s death.
More recently, Maria has traveled with the choir of her childhood Church to sing as a soloist and choir member as the “relief” choir at several English Cathedrals, including Litchfield, Chichester and Bristol Cathedrals.
Maria is the Choir President at St. Stephen’s, and has been the Soprano soloist for many years.
Maria is most happy singing Bach and Handel. St. Stephen’s holds an annual “Messiah” concert each December, as well as an annual Spring concert of a major religious musical work. Recent concerts included Requiems of John Rutter, Brahms and Faure; Mozart’s “Coronation Mass”, and Mendelssohn’s “Elijah”.
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