@Suzanne E Anderson 2019   

Praised for her “ecstatic virtuosity” (Huffington Post) and for providing “notable grace” (Los Angeles Times), soprano Suzanne Anderson is most musically at home in modern and earlier styles of music.   As a soloist and professional ensemble singer, she has sung with many groups including the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Millennium Consort Singers, Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Opera Festival of New Jersey, Antioch Chamber Ensemble, Voices of Ascension, San Francisco Choral Artists, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, CORO Vocal Artists, Sacra/Profana and Bach Collegium San Diego.  She has also sung numerous works for chorus and orchestra under the batons of noted conductors, including Kurt Masur, Gustavo Dudamel, Herbert Blomstedt, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Michael Tilson Thomas, Helmut Rilling and Charles Dutoit.

 

As a soloist specializing in early music, she has performed with Tesserae, Les Surprises Baroques, Ensemble Vocatrix and in multiple productions of Hildegard von Bingen’s dramatic masterpiece Ordo Virtutum.  She has been a soloist for performances of Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610, including a performance sung one on a part under the direction of Stephen Stubbs.  The winner of an Early Music America Workshop Scholarship to study at the Accademia d’Amore (Baroque Opera), she has also travelled to Hungary to perform a series of recitals with harpsichordist Alexandra Vilmanyí featuring works from Barbara Strozzi’s Opus 6 and 7.

As an early music collaborator, she enjoys creating and performing unique programs for chamber ensembles.  Some of her programs include "Monteverdi's  Lonely Hearts Club Band" comprised of love songs by Monteverdi and his contemporaries created for the Redondo Beach Baroque Festival and programs of Music of the Seventeenth Century for the Summer Concert Series at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kansas City.  Recently, she has appeared as a soloist for the Messiah Singalong with the Kansas City Baroque Consortium, Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5 by Villa-Lobos with the Kansas City Cello Society, and in Bach's Coffee Cantata, BWV 211, with the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Ward Holmquist. 

Originally trained as a pianist, she holds a BM in Music Education and Piano from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey and a MM and Performance Diploma in Early Music Performance and Voice from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.  In addition to singing, Ms. Anderson has worked as a choir director, piano teacher, voice teacher and accompanist on the eastern and western US coasts, as well as in London.  She currently serves as the Music Director at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Kansas City and teaches privately at her home and at the Lydia Lovan Community Music School at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri.