Soprano and composer Kathryn Shuman performs regularly as a soloist and an ensemble singer. As an avid explorer of the voice, she is continually finding ways of implementing found techniques in performance – from Baroque and contemporary classical, to opera, experimental, and improvisatory music. Most recently, Kathryn performed her main stage LA Phil solo debut in Meredith Monk’s opera “ATLAS” at Walt Disney Concert Hall, where she was featured in multiple prominent solo roles. Other recent concert solo highlights include Earl Kim’s Where Grief Slumbers, numerous Bach cantatas, and Orff’s Carmina Burana. She has premiered works by John Luther Adams, Henry Mollicone, Rand Steiger, and Carmina Escobar. Shuman has performed with such distinctive organizations as the avant-garde opera company The Industry, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and LA Opera. Shuman’s ecology-inspired original music has been performed at venues and festivals from California to Quebec, Canada.
Kathryn received a MFA degree from California Institute of the Arts, and a Voice Performance BM degree at CSULB. She is also a committed educator on voice faculty at Pasadena City College.
Andrea Zomorodian, a native Seattle soprano, has quickly garnered attention and acclaim regularly singing in Los Angeles, Seattle, Vienna, and London. In 2012, she returned from a year in Vienna, Austria on a Fulbright Fellowship studying voice at Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. In 2011, she graduated magna cum laude from USC in vocal performance. Her work in L.A. has been focused on oratorio, early, and new music. Apart from the Choir of St. James’, she currently sings with the L.A. Master Chorale, Bach Collegium San Diego, The John Alexander Singers, Golden Bridge Consort, Pacific Chorale, De Angelis Vocal Ensemble, Ensemble Vocatrix, The Clarion Singers, and LA Schola. She has previously sung with The Pacific Bach Project and Horizon Music Group. She has worked with notable conductors in the U.S. and Europe including Sir András Schiff, Lionel Bringuier, Grant Gershon, John Alexander, Juanjo Mena, Christopher Seamen, Bramwell Tovey, Carl St. Clair, Michael Tilson Thomas, Helmuth Rilling, James Conlon, and Gustavo Dudamel.
Recent solo engagements include: Cantata for solo soprano Ich habe genug, BWV 82a with Bach Collegium San Diego, Handel Messiah at The Norris Center for the Performing Arts in Palos Verdes, Brahms Requiem at Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano, Allegri Miserere Mei, Stanford Magnificat in G at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, Haydn Missa in Angustiis (Lord Nelson Mass), Cantata for solo soprano Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV 202 with Bach Collegium San Diego, and Bach Mass in B Minor with Musica Angelica conducted by John Alexander.
Recent highlights include: singing in a post-concert Schubert recital with Sir András Schiff following a performance of Haydn’s Paukenmesse with the LA Philharmonic, performing the lead role, Anima, in a fully staged version of Hildegard von Bingen’s transcendent Ordo Virtutum, premiering the first ever choral opera, The Radio Hour, by Jake Heggie, her soloist debut on Classical KUSC, recording an album of new music with Susan Graham, appeared as a returning soloist to Canterbury Cathedral with the Clarion Singers, and most recently was featured in an upcoming documentary film, The American Chorister, following the lives of professional vocalists and choristers in Los Angeles. Recordings include Verdi Requiem on Deutsche Grammophon as well as The Radio Hour and other Jake Heggie compositions on the Delos label.
Upcoming solo engagements include: Mozart Requiem in Bellingham, Washington in March, a staged concert of Broadway music at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts with the John Alexander Singers, and continued touring performances of Hildegard’s Ordo Virtutum.
For more information, please visit www.andreazomorodian.com
Adam Noel has been performing in Southern California for over ten years, and sings in various choral groups throughout Los Angeles. In addition to the choir of St. James, he is currently a member of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the Clarion Singers, and LASchola. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Hollywood Master Chorale, The Concert Singers, and as a trombonist in Disneyland’s All American College Band. Adam received his BA in music from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa with an emphasis in voice and trombone. He currently works for MGM studios in television distribution.