Choral Arts Society
Soloists
Jaqueline Horner JACQUELINE HORNER-KWIATEK, Soprano, has appeared with the English National Opera, The Royal Opera, Opera Factory, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, The Royal National Theatre and Theatre de Complicite. She also appeared in several Baroque operas, including Dido and Aeneas and La Calisto with Opera Factory Zurich, and was Flora in Turn of the Screw in a production at Aldeburgh with Steuart Bedford conducting. In New York, Ms. Horner has developed a strong reputation as an early music and Baroque soloist, appearing with The Ensemble for Early Music, Trinity Wall St, and the Rebel Baroque Ensemble singing the soprano solos in The Messiah, St John and St Matthew Passions, Mass in B minor and several Bach cantatas, as well as Stravinsky’s Les Noces and Brahms Requiem.

In 1998, Ms. Horner joined Anonymous 4, an internationally acclaimed early music ensemble that is noted particularly for their pure voices and ethereal blend. Anonymous 4, award-winning recordings of early music has attained unprecedented popularity, rising to the top of Billboard's classical chart, and selling over a million copies worldwide. The group has toured all over the US, Europe and the Far East.

 

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Laura Green
 
Soprano LAURA GREEN, a native North Carolinian, can often be heard as a soloist with choirs in the New York area. Past engagements include the second soprano solo in the Bach Magnificat with the Collegiate Chorale at Carnegie Hall, Fauré Requiem and the Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915 at St. Bartholomews’s Church, Bach Missa Brevis in A Major with the West Village Chorale, Bach Magnificat with the Berkshire Choral Society, Chichester Psalms at Church of St. John the Divine, music of Schütz and Monteverdi with The Dessoff Choir, and at the Bard Music Festival on a program of Czechoslovakian Folklore. Staged appearances include Kenneth Fuchs’ chamber opera The Great Nebula in Orion at the Woodstock Fringe Festival, Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) with Jade Opera, and various New York premieres of chamber operas with Golden Fleece Chamber Theater. New York concert opera credits include Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Sophie (Werther), and Despina (Cosi fan tutte).

As an ensemble singer she performed in the New York premiere of Grendel at Lincoln Center this past summer, and in Lost Objects in 2004 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. She can frequently be heard in concert with the Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola, Voices of Ascension, St. Bartholomew’s Church Choir, Trinity Wall Street Choir, the New York Choral Artist, the Concert Chorale of New York and the Bard Festival Chorus, and Manhattan Voices (of which she is a founding member). Ms. Green is the founder of the Yuletide Singers, New York City’s favorite Dickensian performers. Ms. Green holds a Master of Music degree from the Hartt School of Music and A Bachelor’s degree in music from James Madison University. She is happy to make her CAS debut performance under the baton of Mr. Conley.

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