Solis

About

GABRIELA ESTEPHANIE SOLIS, mezzo-soprano, is a San Francisco Bay Area native and enjoys a varied performing career on both the East and West Coasts. On the stage, she was most recently seen as a member of the Boston Early Music Festival Young Artist Training Program in performances of Handel’s Orlando (role of Medoro). Other opera experience includes Handel’s Alcina (Bradamante), Cavalli’s La Calisto (Endimione), and scenes from Cavalli’s L’Erismena (Orineo) at the Amherst Early Music Festival. 

As a passionate concert soloist, her repertoire includes Bach’s B Minor Mass (American Bach Soloists Festival and  Academy), Handel’s Messiah (Eureka Symphony), Copland’s In the Beginning (University of Notre Dame), Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri (Sacred Music at Notre Dame), Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, and Vivaldi’s Gloria (First Church Berkeley). She is also a regular soloist with the California Bach Society for works such as Monteverdi’s Vespers, Rachmaninoff’s All-night Vigil, and many various masses and cantatas by J.S Bach. 

A committed ensemble musician, she has performed with the American Bach Soloists, Eya Ensemble, JSB Ensemble Stuttgart, the Weimar Bach Cantata Academy, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Chamber Choir, the Westminster Choir College Choral Festival, and the Georgetown Epiphany Festival. Past accomplishments include winning the Bethlehem Bach Aria Competition and receiving first place in various divisions at NATS Indiana and San Francisco Bay Area chapter competitions. 

Gabriela received her B.A. Music and English 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. Additionally, she holds an M.A. in English Composition from San Francisco State University. She is a recent graduate of the Sacred Music Program at the University of Notre Dame, where she co-wrote winning grants for the Institute of Liberal Arts and received the program’s vocal performance award. Gabriela is based in the DC Metro Area and studies with soprano Elizabeth Daniels.

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Calendar

Upcoming

California Bach Society
Bach’s Magnificat and Zelenka’s Missa Divi Xaverii
October 4th – 6th, 2019
SF/Palo Alto/Berkeley, CA
Soloist

The Benedict Sixteen/ Richard Sparks
Lobo’s Requiem Mass 
November 2nd, 2019
San Francisco, CA

The Bridge Ensemble
Drop Down Dew: Advent Music by Candlelight
December 2019
Baltimore, MD/ Washington, DC

The Benedict Sixteen/ Richard Sparks
Lessons and Carols
December 6th, 2019
Palo Alto, CA

Border CrosSings
El Mesías: A Bilingual (Spanish-English) Handel’s Messiah
December 13th and 14th, 2019
Minneapolis, MN
Soloist

Border CrosSings
La Colonia: Early Music from Latin Ameria
February 1st and 2nd, 2020
Minneapolis, MN
Soloist

Border CrosSings
Te Amo, te Quiero: Choral settings of love poetry 
March 27th and 28th, 2020
Minneapolis, MN
Soloist

The Benedict Sixteen/ Richard Sparks
Lenten Festival
April 5th, 2019
Palo Alto, CA

Recent

Border CrosSing/Minnesota Chorale/Maria Guinand
Osvaldo Golijov, La Pasión según San Marcos
August 2nd & 3rd, 2019
Minneapolis, MN
Soloist

Boston Early Music Festival
Young Artist Training Program
Steffani’s Orlando and Handel’s Orlando
May 21st – June 16th, 2019
Boston, MA

California Bach Society
Bertali’s Missa Redemptoris (U.S. Premiere)
April 26 – 28th, 2019
SF/Palo Alto/Berkeley, CA
Soloist

JSB Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart
Bach and Telemann
March 7th-21st, 2019
Stuttgart, Germany

California Bach Society
Rachmaninoff, All-night Vigil
March 1st-3rd, 2019
SF/Palo Alto/Berkeley, CA
Soloist

Eya Ensemble: The Juggler of Our Lady
February 24, 2019
Washington, DC

University of Maryland
Brahms, Bridge, and Loeffler: Songs for Viola and Mezzo-Soprano
February 22nd, 2019
College Park, MD

The Georgetown Epiphany Festival
Brahms, Liebeslieder-Walzer and Schmitt, Chansons à Quatre Voix
January 11th, 2019
Washington, DC

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

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

California Bach Society
BWV 198: Laß, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl and Missa Brevis in A
October 19th – 21st, 2018
Palo Alto/San Francisco/Berkeley, CA
Soloist

Bach Choir of Bethlehem: Bach at Noon
BWV 29: Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir
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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