I'm singing French opera arias for The Beethoven Society of Melrose on Sat, Oct. 28 @7:30pm, accompanied by pianist Mary Jane Rupert. We are sharing the program with Kwame Lewis playing the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with piano accompaniment, and Sumin Kang, young pianist, playing the Beethoven Pathétique Sonata. Admission is free. Donations at the door benefit the Annual Music Awards for students. Location: Melrose Highlands Congregational Church, 355 Franklin St, Melrose, MA. Hope you can come!
I was the alto soloist in this work performed April 2, 2023 at the First Baptist Church of Malden, MA. It was wonderful to have choirs from eleven churches gathered for this concert after having to let it go for three years during COVID. Click here for a clip of my solo. Click here for the entire performance.
I performed a concert of holiday and winter songs & instrumentals spanning time & cultures, featuring piano, guitar and mountain dulcimer with my friend Ed Meradith on Dec. 4, 2022 at the Malden Public Library for Malden Historical Society. Click here to listen!
I am a composer & singer, writing music in the operatic, classical and folk traditions. I hope you enjoy discovering my Christmas recording of folk & traditional songs, Ancient Christmas - Songs & Carols, my operas/music dramas, Prince of Peace - A Passion Play and The Rough-Face Girl: An Algonquin Cinderella, and my classical songs and choral pieces.
I look forward to hearing from you with any questions, feedback or requests. Thanks! Gabriella
Check out my SoundCloud tracks! https://soundcloud.com/you/tracks
Here's a YouTube video of myself performing Pied Beauty, my setting of the poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins: (sheet music for solo and 2-part chorus available at sheetmusicplus.com. https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/pied-beauty-digital-sheet-music/20793049)
Glory be to God for dappled things,
For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings;
Landscape plotted and pieced - fold, fallow, and plough;
And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim.
All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him.