Solis

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Gabriela has performed as soloist in major works by Bach, Buxtehude, Monteverdi, Pergolesi, Vivaldi, Zelenka, Haydn, Mozart, Elgar, Williams, Copland, and Holst with Chora Nova, the UC Berkeley University Chorus, the Contra Costa Chorale, the California Bach Society, the American Bach Soloists Academy, and the University of Notre Dame.

She performed the role of Endimione in Cavalli’s La Calisto and Bradamante in Handel’s Alcina under the direction of soprano Christine Brandes at San Francisco State University. In the summer of 2017 she attended the Amherst Early Music Festival and, under the mentorship of Julianne Baird, performed scenes from Cavalli’s L’Erismena.  

Equally committed to ensemble performance, Gabriela frequently performs masterpieces of the Baroque with the American Bach Soloists under the direction of Jeffrey Thomas as a part of the American Bach Choir. She has also attended Yale’s Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Chamber Choir and Choral Conducting Workshop as a choral fellow and alto soloist under conductor Simon Carrington. Additionally, she sings under the direction of Jace Wittig as a member of Gaude. This summer she will sing under Helmuth Rilling at the Weimar Bach Cantata Academy.

Gabriela recently won the Bethlehem Bach Vocal Competition for Young American Singers. Other awards and achievements include first place in the Senior Vocal division of the Music Teachers’ Association of California VOCE competition, first place in the Art Song and Oratorio divisions of the San Francisco Bay Area NATS competition, and first place in the Advanced College division of the Indiana NATS Vocal Competition. Ms. Solis received her Bachelor of Arts from Santa Clara University, magna cum laude, and was the recipient of the university’s Arrigo and Catherine Descalzi Prize for artistic growth and dedication to the art of music.

She has recently completed graduate studies in vocal performance at the University of Notre Dame. While at the university she organized and performed major sacred works of the Baroque, including Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, Bach’s Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden (BWV 1083) for her first-year recital, and Vivaldi’s Nisi Dominus for her second-year recital. Recent solo engagements include BWV 106 and 42, Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein, and Copland’s In the Beginning

 

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Upcoming

Eureka Symphony
Messiah
November 30th – December 1st, 2018
Eureka, CA
Soloist

Handel Choir of Baltimore
Messiah
December 15th – 16th, 2018
Baltimore, MD

Handel Choir of Baltimore
Britten, Finzi, Stanford, and Handel
March 10th, 2019
Baltimore, MD
Soloist

Handel Choir of Baltimore
Bruckner, Tavener, and Bach
April 28th, 2019
Baltimore, MD
Soloist

Recent

California Bach Society
BWV 198 and Missa Brevis in A
October 19th – 21st, 2018
Palo Alto/San Francisco/Berkeley, CA
Soloist

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem
Bach at Noon: BWV 29
September 11th, 2018
Bethlehem, PA
Soloist

Weimar Bach Cantata Academy
Thuringia Bach Festival with Helmuth Rilling
July 29th – August 11th 2018
Weimar/Leipzig/Erfurt, Germany

Bethlehem Bach Vocal Competition
Sunday, May 20th | 1:00 PM
Moravian College | Bethlehem, PA
Winner

Copland, In the Beginning
Friday, April 27th, 2018 | 7:00 PM
University of Notre Dame | Notre Dame, IN
Soloist

Bernstein, Chichester Psalms
Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 |4:00 PM
University of Notre Dame | Notre Dame, IN
Soloist

Bach, BWV 42: Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats
Sunday, April 8th, 2018 | 4:00 PM
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church | South Bend, IN
Soloist

Bach, BWV 106: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (Actus Tragicus)
Sunday, March 18th, 2018 | 4:00 PM
Immanuel Lutheran Church | Chicago, IL
Soloist

Nokter Balbulus, selections from Liber ymnorum
Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 | 8:00 PM
Reyes Organ Hall | Notre Dame, IN
Soloist

Vivaldi, RV 608: Nisi Dominus
Friday, February 23rd, 2018 | 7:00 PM
LaBar Recital Hall | Notre Dame, IN
2nd-year Graduate Recital

Mozart, Mass in C Minor
Saturday, February 4th, 2018 | 4:00 PM
Basilica of the Sacred Heart | Notre Dame, IN
Soloist

Buxtehude, Membra Jesu Nostri
Sunday, January 21st, 2018 | 5:00
LaBar Performance Hall | Notre Dame, IN
Soloist

 

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