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Rosa Lamoreaux (Soprano)

Born: USA

The American soprano, Rosa Lamoreaux, is known for her flawless sense of style, incandescent presence and has been hailed for her radiant, engaging and effortless singing. The Washington Post has described her voice and singing as "a voice whose pure beauty is one of Washington's greatest natural resources." She has been critically acclaimed for her performances at the Bethlehem Bach Festival, Carmel Bach Festival and California Bach Festival. She was heard in Leipzig, Berlin and Halle, Germany as part of the 300th anniversary celebration of J.S. Bach's birth with the Washington Bach Consort. She has performed recitals in Germany, Italy, Austria, Denmark, England and Brazil as well as numerous concerts in the USA. She has appeared with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, under Robert Shaw, in Washington with the National Gallery of Art Orchestra and the Washington Chamber Symphony at the Kennedy Center for Norman Scribner and the Choral Arts Society of Washington, and with J. Reilly Lewis for the Cathedral Choral Society and Washington Bach Consort.

Rosa Lamoreaux is an active chamber music performer and has toured with "Musicians from Marlboro", following a summer fellowship at the Marlboro Chamber Music Festival. She is the soprano in the award winning Vocal Arts Quartet, which has been featured at many European Music Festivals. She is also a member of Hesperus and frequently sings with the Folger Consort.

Rosa Lamoreaux' many concerts tours include performances for the Rheingau Music Festival in Germany, concerts in Italy for La Fenice Chamber Music Festival, the Scandinavian Music Festival in Denmark, a recital in the Louvre, France and recitals in Brazil and Panama. She appears frequently at the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery, and the National Cathedral, and has been heard in many performances broadcast on National Public Radio.

Rosa Lamoreaux's recordings include The Mass in B Minor (BWV 232) with The Bach Choir of Bethlehem on Dorian; Messe Solemnele of Berlioz, Four Centuries of Song with the National Gallery Vocal Art, Gentle Annie songs of Stephen Foster and Charles Ives, 'I Love Lucette' theatre songs of the French Renaissance with Hesperus - all on the Koch label; Spain in the New World with Hesperus, Christmas with The Choral Arts Society, Masters in this Hall - on the Gothic label; and Best of the Fest from the Carmel Bach Festival.

Source: Liner notes to Dorian Recordings CD DOR-90253 (Mass in B minor - conducted by Funfgeld, 1998)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (March 2001)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Fiora Contino


BWV 243

Greg Funfgeld


BWV 232, BWV 243

Bruno Weil


BWV 199, BWV 232; Selections from BWV 205, BWV 245

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Rosa Lamoreaux (Bethlehem)
Rosa Lamoreaux (Jonathan Wentworth Associates)

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