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Upcoming concerts

October 8-9, 2016: The Fauré Requiem and David Lang little match girl passion. Conductor Ben Spalding and the Spire Chamber Ensemble. Kansas City, MO. Click for information.

Saturday, December 10, 2016: Soprano Soloist, Handel's Messiah. Maestro James Blachly and the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra. Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, 7:30 pm. Click for information.

Thursday and Friday, December 22 & 23, 2016: Handel's Messiah. Conductor Maestro Ben Spalding and Spire Chamber Ensemble and Baroque Orchestra. Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City. 7 pm. Click for information.

"Songs of Ishmael" CD Release Planned

Friday, June 10, 2016: Sopranos Nacole Palmer and Molly Quinn were joined by pianist Bénédicte Jourdois to present Songs of Ishmael by composer/conductor James Blachly.

The highly anticipated CD release of this evocative and beautiful work is planned in 2017.

New York Times Review of Bach Christmas Oratorio

Ms. Palmer was featured in the New York Times review of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with a dramatic photograph and decisive praise for Ms. Palmer's Lincoln Center debut performance. The New York Times critic Zachary Woolfe wrote, "soprano Nacole Palmer, always alert to the text...attacked the final recitative with gusto. The wondrous strangeness of the Nativity story came finally, fully alive." To see the full review and picture of Ms. Palmer, click here.

Recent Performances

May 14 & 15, 2016: Soprano Soloist, Bach The Passion of St. John. Conductor Maestro Matthew Leese and Monadnock Chorus. Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Friday, December 18, 2015: Soprano Soloist, Haydn Theresienmesse. Conductor Maestro Patrick Gardner and Riverside Choral Society. New York City.

Saturday, December 19, 2015: Soprano Soloist, Bach Christmas Oratorio. Conductor Maestro Ryan Brandau and Princeton Pro Musica. New Jersey.

Carnegie Hall Debut

On Monday, December 17, 2012 Nacole joined the Oratorio Society of New York as the Soprano Soloist in Handel's timeless favorite, The Messiah. Conducted by Maestro Kent Tritle, the concert was Ms. Palmer's debut performance at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium. It was the highlight of an extraordinary and exciting season.

Lincoln Center Debut

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 Nacole was the Soprano Soloist in J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio at Alice Tully Hall of Lincoln Center. The concert, which featured the Riverside Choral Society, was conducted by Director Patrick Gardner. The oratorio, a joyous and extraordinary work, is composed of six parts, each one of which Bach originally intended to be performed on one of the major feast days of the Christmas season.

New York Oratorio Competition Success

On April 14, 2012, Nacole was recognized with two awards by the NY Oratorio Society during the Finals of their Annual Oratorio Competition, which took place in Carnegie’s Weill Hall. Nacole’s presentation of Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate and the Daughter’s Lament from Carissimi’s Jephte opened the program, and she was awarded the Richard Westenberg Award for Baroque Performance and the Johannes Somary Award for Classical Performance.

Trinity Concerts at One - Surprise Performance

With less than a week’s notice, Ms. Palmer was called in to sing a recital with the esteemed Concerts at One series at Trinity Wall Street Church on April 26, 2012. Soprano Nacole Palmer and baritone Dashon Burton, fellow prize winner in the Oratorio Competition, were joined by pianists William Hobbs and David Fung. Ms. Palmer and William Hobbs performed Mozart’s Exsulate Jubilate and Rachmaninoff’s Six Songs for Voice and Piano, Op. 38. Live video of the concert can be seen here.

World Debut of Blachly / Melville Song Cycle

On October 16, 2011, sopranos Nacole Palmer and Molly Quinn were joined by pianist Bénédicte Jourdois in the world debut performance of Songs of Ishmael, a song cycle written for the two singers by acclaimed New York composer / conductor, James Blachly. The concert-length work, commissioned by the Unitarian Church of All Souls in Manhattan, features selected texts from Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. The concert kicked off an international tour of the concert presented by The Sheep Island Ensemble, a New York–based contemporary ensemble founded and led by Mr. Blachly.

NAXOS Recording of The Complete Haydn Masses Available on Amazon

Nacole is the soprano soloist for the Theresienmesse, Schöpfungsmesse, and Harmoniemesse, conducted by Jane Glover in the recent release of the Complete Haydn Masses. The box set, released by NAXOS and available on Amazon.com, celebrates the tricentennial of Joseph Haydn’s death. The masses were recorded with the Rebel Baroque Orchestra and the Trinity Choir.