Elisabeth Turchi

Soprano

Elisabeth Turchi, soprano, has charmed audiences everywhere with her charisma and agile vocal styling. From Broadway and cabaret to oratorio and the operatic stage, her versatility as an artist is evident in the diverse roles she has performed, comic to dramatic. Favorite roles include Cinderella (Into the Woods), Julie Jordan (Carousel), Violetta (La Traviata), Musetta (La Bohème), and Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) with companies such as the Opera Delaware, Caramoor International Music Festival, and Gotham Chamber Opera.

Career highlights include a European tour of Haydn’s Creation with two-time Grammy-winning conductor Robert Page and performing Dave Brubeck’s Canticles of Mary with the Grammy-winning composer and his famous quartet. Ms. Turchi holds degrees in vocal performance from Carnegie Mellon University and Shenandoah University and currently teaches at Dickinson College.

Leah Kaye Serr Gibson

mezzo-soprano

Leah Kaye Serr Gibson, mezzo-soprano, has established herself as a singer and actress of “strength and lyrical beauty.” She received an undergraduate degree from The Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University in vocal performance and completed her master's degree at the University of Tennessee where she was also a member of the Knoxville Opera Studio Program.

Ms. Gibson has performed with opera companies including Sarasota Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Knoxville Opera, and Central City Opera. She also had the privilege of participating in the Châteauville Foundation Residency Program for young artists, where she covered the role of Lucretia in The Rape of Lucretia conducted by Maestro Lorin Maazel. Ms. Gibson was also selected as the recipient of the prestigious Sarasota Opera Guild Award, won third place in The American Prize National Competition for Vocal Performance in the College and University Art Song Division, and won the Middle/East TN District Metropolitan Opera Competition. Among concert work, Ms. Gibson has sung the mezzo solos in Dvorak's Stabat Mater, Haydn’s Missa in tempore belli, Mozart’s Requiem, Beach’s Grand Mass in E-flat Maj, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, and Handel’s Messiah with several leading orchestras. She currently teaches at Dickinson College.


These are the soloists for the December concerts.