MICHÈLE EATON, SOPRANO

Michele has earned praise for her pure voice and her sensitive interpretations. Highly respected for her mastery of many styles, she is best known for her performances of Baroque and Renaissance music. On the Sacred Music in a Sacred Space series at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in New York City, she has performed Handel's Solomon and Saul, Bach's Mass in B minor, Tavener's Lament of the Mother of God and Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610. She frequently tours and records with the acclaimed Renaissance vocal group Pomerium, long recognized as one of the world's premiere ensembles for its beautiful phrasing and perfect intonation. With the Ensemble for Early Music she has appeared in staged productions of Sponsus, a medieval morality play. She has also been a featured soloist with the period instrument orchestra, The New York Collegium, under the direction of Andrew Parrott. Ms. Eaton's other solo oratorio performances have included Handel's Israel in Egypt, Judas Macabaeus and the Messiah, Mozart's Vesperae Solennes de Confessore and Requiem, Bach's St. John and St. Matthew Passions and Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, Faure's Requiem, Haydn's Missa Sancti Johanni, Vivaldi's Magnificat, Carissimi's Jephte, Purcell's Come Ye Sons of Art and Schubert's Mass in G. In addition, she tours annually with Peter Schickele and tenor David Düsing in performances of P.D.Q. Bach: The Vegas Years and Peter Schickele and P.D.Q. Bach: The Jekyll and Hyde Tour. She is equally at home in performances of contemporary music. She is the newest member of Equal Voices, an a cappella sextet that performs a wide range of vocal styles including jazz and pop to contemporary classical and world music. Ms. Eaton has sung John Adams' Grand Pianola Music with the Jacksonville Symphony, and she has toured internationally with the Philip Glass Ensemble in performances of Einstein on the Beach, and recorded it on Elektra Nonesuch; she has also performed and recorded Glass' Hydrogen Jukebox. At the Aspen Music Festival, she was a Vocal Chamber Music Fellow and premiered Henry Brant's Rain Forest Requiem. She can be heard on the soundtrack for the film Dead Man Walking, and has recorded on the Deutsche Grammophon, Angel, Dorian, Sony Classics, Nonesuch, Arabesque, Glissando and Delos labels. She lives in New Rochelle, New York.