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Angela Young Smucker

Mezzo-soprano Angela Young Smucker’s performances in concert, stage, and chamber work have made her a highly valued artist. Highlights of the 2013–14 season include debut performances with Cleveland-based chamber ensemble Les Délices in a program of rarely heard French Baroque alto cantatas and arias from Charpentier’s Medée; a new collaboration with Chicago’s New Comma Baroque; a world premiere of a new composition by Robert Kyr paired with Bach’s Christmas Oratorio under the baton of James Kallembach; and return appearances with the Haymarket Opera Company, Newberry Consort, Bach Collegium San Diego, Bella Voce, and Grammy-nominated ensemble Seraphic Fire.

Angela Young Smucker is a recent Virginia Best Adams Master Class Fellow (Carmel Bach Festival), and has been a featured soloist with the Oregon Bach Festival, Leipzig Baroque Orchestra, and Bach Institute of Valparaiso University. Originally from Chester, Illinois, “The Home of Popeye,” she is based in Chicago and is a member of the voice faculty at Valparaiso University. She holds degrees from Valparaiso University and University of Minnesota.

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