Rachel Evangeline Barham, soprano
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Oratorio Performances (Washington, DC metro area unless noted)
Soloist                   Haydn Theresienmesse                                                 Winchester Arts Chorale (Winchester, VA)/Main, 2017
Soloist                   DiOrio Stravinsky Refracted; Maconchy, Beach songs  Cantate Chamber Singers/Becker, 2017
Soprano 2 Soloist  Bach Magnificat; Charpentier Messe de Minuit             New Dominion Chorale/Beveridge, 2016
Soloist                   Mozart Coronation Mass                                               The City Choir of Washington/Shafer, 2015
Psyché                   Marcel Dupré cantata Psyché                                       Church of the Epiphany/Filsell, 2014
Soloist                   Haydn Creation                                                             City Choir of Washington/Shafer, 2013
Ensemble (trio)     Christopher Theofanidis Virtue*                                    Fairfax Symphony Orchestra/Zimmerman, 2013
Soloist                   Magnificats of Bach, Stanford, Mozart, Berio               The City Choir of Washington/Shafer, 2012
Soloist                   J. S. Bach Mass in F, BWV 233                                     Cantate Chamber Singers/Becker, 2011
Soloist                   Handel Messiah                                                            NIH Orchestra/Walshaw, 2010
Tochter Zion         Handel Brockespassion                                                 Cantate Chamber Singers/Becker, 2009
Soloist                   Andriessen M is for man, music, Mozart                      Great Noise Ensemble/Bayolo, 2008
Soloist                   Handel-Mozart Der Messias                                         Cantate Chamber Singers/Becker, 2006
Gabriel                  Haydn Creation                                                            American University Orchestra/Abraham, 2005

Recitals and Other Concert Appearances
Music for Soprano, Violin, and Organ (Handel, etc.)                                  Washington National Cathedral, 2018
Solo Recital: Songs of Francis Poulenc                                                     Tuesday Concert Series, Church of the Epiphany, 2018
Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri (one singer per part)                              Tuesday Concert Series, Church of the Epiphany, 2018
Comic & Novelty Songs from the Classical Repertoire                              DACOR Bacon House, Cloyce K. Huston Musicales, 2015, 2016, 2018
The Initiation:* (quartet) collab. between Stephen Gorbos and artist Dawn Whitmire           Georgetown Labyrinth, 2017
Early Renaissance Music with Eya (women’s trio)                                     National Gallery of Art, 2017
Britten: Ceremony of Carols (one singer per part)                                    St. Paul’s K Street and Church of the Epiphany, 2016
Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes                                                                    National Gallery of Art Vocal Ensemble (octet), 2015
Bach Magnificat (one singer per part)                                                      Tuesday Concert Series, Church of the Epiphany, 2014
Monteverdi Duets with Rebecca Petretta                                                 Tuesday Concert Series, Church of the Epiphany, 2014
Silvestre Revueltas songs                                                                         Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, DC, 2012
British and American songs; Bach, Mozart                                               Parish of St. Clement, Honolulu, HI, 2012
Finzi, Mozart, and American sacred works                                               First United Methodist Church, Waynesville, NC, 2011

Opera and Other Stage Highlights
Ensemble              Visitors to Versailles: Lully and Gluck (Opera Lafayette) Kennedy Center; Metropolitan Museum, NY, 2018
Ensemble              Les Indes Gallants (Opera Lafayette)              Kennedy Center; Metropolitan Museum, NY, 2017
Ensemble              Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour (Opera Lafayette) Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center Rose Theatre, NY, 2014
Milliner                  Der Rosenkavalier (NSO/Eschenbach)            Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2014
Ensemble              Lalla-Roukh (Opera Lafayette)                       Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center Rose Theatre, NY, 2013
Cassie                   The Outcasts of Poker Flat* (opera)               Capital Fringe Festival, Washington, DC, 2012
Sonia                    Oblivion* (opera)/Kyle Gullings                       Capital Fringe Festival, 2010
Mrs. Simpson        Unfinished Sermons* (opera)/Maurice Saylor Walker Chapel UMC, Arlington, VA, 2009
Olga Cromov        The Merry Widow/Lehár                                 The Washington Savoyards, 2007
Erste Knabe          Die Zauberflöte/Mozart                                  Summer Opera Theatre Company, 2006
Poppea                 L'Incoronazione di Poppea/Monteverdi          The Catholic University of America, 2004
*denotes premiere

Brena Hazzard Voice Scholarship (Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation) – used to fund forthcoming recording, 2017
Young American Artist, The City Choir of Washington, 2012 

Master of Music, Vocal Performance, The Catholic University of America
Bachelor of Arts,  Music/European Studies (Minors: German, Classics), Millsaps College 

Skills, Specialties, and Miscellaneous Experience
Singing languages: English, German, French, Italian, Latin, Hungarian, Russian, Hebrew (transliterated), Scandinavian languages
Ornamentation:  Baroque, Classical, jazz
Music research, translations, program notes (Program Notes Annotator, Cantate Chamber Singers, 2004-present)
Surtitles translation, preparation, execution
Copy editing (music specialty)
Church and synagogue ensembles: Church of the Epiphany (current), Washington Hebrew Congregation (current), Christ Church Georgetown, Virginia Theological Seminary
Basic piano and ukulele
Realistic bird calls 

Birdwatching, stand-up paddleboarding, ukulele, travel, photography, cycling, snorkeling

Bucket List
Poulenc Gloria; Bach St. John Passion 

Selected Discography (Ensemble unless indicated)
Up Toward the Sky. Forthcoming solo album featuring art songs of Hundley, Menotti, Thomson, Beach, Hyson, recorded August 2017, slated for commercial release spring 2018
Cristóbal de Morales Mass & Motets. Videntes, the Schola Cantorum, Church of the Epiphany (DC), Jeremy Filsell, director and organist, 2017. OAR-998
Epiphany. Choir of the Church of the Epiphany, Jeremy Filsell, organ, with the Washington Philharmonic Brass, 2013. Raven OAR-966
Triumph of the Cross: Music for Easter (soloist). Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 2011
Carnival of the Animals: Stories in Music (uncredited singer, “Au claire de la lune”). London Philharmonic Orchestra, Stephen Simon, Conductor. Maestro Classics SSD1013, 2012
Christmas at Mary’s Shrine (soloist). Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 2010
Lully: The Tragedy of Armide. Opera Lafayete, Ryan Brown, Conductor, 2007. Naxos 8.660209-10
The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits (Maurice Saylor) Cantate Chamber Singers, Gisèle Becker, 2004. Naxos 8.572685
Pope John Paul II: A Celebration of Life and Faith. Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 2005
Hymns Through the Centuries II (soloist). Cathedral Choral Society, J. Reilly Lewis, Music Director, 2002. Gothic 49204 

Teachers and Coaches
Ah Young Hong (current), Sharon Christman, Wendy Glaubitz, Vera Danchenko-Stern, Henriette Lund, Michael Cordovana, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, Gary Sloan (acting)

Memberships and Volunteer Work
Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Fraternity (Treasurer, DC Alumni Chapter, 2016-present)
Church of the Epiphany, Washington, DC: vestry, warden, environmental team, pastoral care team (current), financial stewardship team (current)
Cloud Appreciation Society (Member Number 42,760)