MUSIC STAFF

Soprano Miller Green FinalLisabeth Miller is our Musical Director. Appointed in 2010, Liz has transformed the choir into one of the very best church choirs in Connecticut.

Since 2002, Liz has graced us with her wonderful voice as well has her stellar sense of humor. Liz brings energy and great musical skill to our parish and we are fortunate to have her with us.  The choir performs a diverse repertoire of music, ranging from the classic canon to spirituals, and newly composed music.  Liz has commissioned new pieces for the choir in recent years, and also regularly arranges collaborations with area instrumental soloists, composers and other church choirs.

Lisabeth Miller is sought after for her musically sensitive and dramatically compelling performances on both the opera and concert stages. The 2014-2015 season saw two exciting debuts for the New Jersey born soprano: first with Connecticut Concert Opera as Nella in Gianni Schicchi, as well as guest soloist appearance with the Farmington Valley Chorale in late 2014 for their “Festival of Carols”; 2015 will see her first complete “Carmina Burana” with the University of Connecticut Festival Chorus. She made her professional debut as Dolcina in Opera Theater of CT’s Suor Angelica, and joined OTC again in March of 2013 for their “Love in the Afternoon” concert. Miller has been a member of CONCORA since 2010, and was a soloist for their spring 2011 opera excerpts concert conducted by Willie Anthony Waters. She sang the title role in Alcina with Hillhouse Opera, and was soloist with the New Haven based Nutmeg Symphony for all of their 2010-11 concerts, which featured her in excerpts from Le Nozze di Figaro (Countess), La Boheme (Mimi), and as the soprano soloist in the J.C. Bach Magnificat. As a DMA candidate in voice performance at the University of Connecticut, Miller sang the role of Ann Putnam in The Crucible and First Lady in Die Zauberflöte, both in the 2012-2013 season.
Lisabeth Miller is pursuing a DMA in voice performance at the University of CT, studying with renowned pedagogue Dr. Constance Rock, and Willie Anthony Waters. She also holds a master of music degree from the Hartt School of Music,as well as a bachelor of arts degree in music from Brandeis University where she was a student of Frank Kelley. She is proud to be the artistic director of Hartford Opera Theater. www.lisabethmiller.com

 

KevinWalshKevin Walsh is a choral music education student entering his senior year at Central Connecticut State University. He has toured internationally singing with the CCSU University Singers, and performs locally with CONCORA. He is a veteran member of CCSU’s only all-male a cappella group, Divisi. He also performs in community theater, most recently at the Broad Brook Opera House. He is enthusiastic and excited about this year of new friends, new music, and new memories.

ChristiheadshotChristi McLain is extremely skilled and professionally trained. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Voice Performance from Arizona State University where her research focused primarily on musical settings of Willa Cather’s texts by composer Libby Larsen. She received her Bachelors of Music degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Christi moved to Connecticut with her finacé who is working on his doctorate at Hartt. Christi currently teaches voice and serves as the coordinator of private lessons at the Hartt Community Division.

Christi makes her New England debut this fall as Marianne in Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier” with the Connecticut Lyric Opera. Most recently, she was the featured soloist with the Phoenix Symphony during the 2012-2013 season. She has also performed throughout Europe, including Germany, Austria, Ireland and Luxemborg.

OSA is privileged to have Christi as a member of the choir.