Upcoming concerts

December 31, 2019 - January 1, 2020. Rachmaninoff Vespers. Conductor Steven Fox and the Clarion Music Society. New York, NY. Click for information.

January 24 - 26, 2020. Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass. Conductor Harry Christophers and the Handel + Haydn Society. Boston, MA. Click for information.

February 7 - 8, 2020. Bach’s Jesu Meine Freude and Handel’s Dixit Dominus. One-per-part singing and period instrumentalists with Zenith Ensemble led by concertmaster Marika Holmqvist. Keene, NH and St. Johnsbury, VT. Click for here for tickets.

February 28 - 29, 2020. Rachmaninoff Vespers. Conductor Steven Fox and the Clarion Music Society. Toronto, Canada. More information TBA.

March 6 - 7, 2020. Bach’s B minor mass. Conductor Ben Spalding and Spire Chamber Ensemble. Kansas City, MO. Click for information.

March 21, 2020. A celebration of Bach’s birthday with Blue Hill Bach and Zenith Ensemble, joined by organist Abraham Ross. Blue Hill, ME. Click for information.

April 24, 2020. Role of Re in Six Beats, a chamber opera by Daniel Sonenberg. Gorham, ME. Click for information.

May 9-10, 2020. Role of Esther in the Handel oratorio Esther. Conductor Matthew Leese and Zenith Ensemble with the Monadnock Chorus. St. Petersburg, NH. Click for information.

Zenith Ensemble in its third season

Soprano Nacole Palmer recently co-founded Zenith Ensemble, and she now serves as co-Artistic Director of the group with singer/conductor Matthew Leese. Deep engagement with community is essential to the group, which is dedicated to making extraordinary music available to everyone in its three home states: Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

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Voice Teacher at Colby College

Ms. Palmer is delighted to be in her first year of collegiate teaching at Colby College, a liberal arts college in Waterville, Maine.

Carnegie Hall Debut

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 and new york times review

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. Ms. Palmer was featured in the New York Times review of the concert, with a dramatic photograph and decisive praise for Ms. Palmer's Lincoln Center debut performance. 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 portrait of Ms. Palmer, click here.

More Performance Highlights

Soprano Soloist, Haydn’s Theresienmesse and Schopfungsmesse. Conductor Jane Glover and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street. New York, NY.

Soprano Soloist, Bach’s St. John Passion. Conductor Patrick Quigley and Seraphic Fire. Miami, FL.

Soprano Soloist, Haydn’s Theresienmesse. Conductor Maestro Patrick Gardner and Riverside Choral Society. New York City.

Soprano Soloist, Handel’s Messiah. Conductor Maestro Ryan Brandau and Princeton Pro Musica. New Jersey.

New York Oratorio Competition Success

Nacole was recognized with two awards by the NY Oratorio Society during the Finals of their Annual Oratorio Competition 2012, 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.

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, celebrates the tricentennial of Joseph Haydn’s death. The masses were recorded with the Rebel Baroque Orchestra and the Trinity Choir.

"Songs of Ishmael" ~ World Debut of Blachly / Melville Song Cycle

Sopranos Nacole Palmer and Molly Quinn were joined by pianist Bénédicte Jourdois in a concert of Songs of Ishmael. The song cycle by composer/conductor James Blachly was written specifically for sopranos Palmer and Quinn, with texts from Melville’s epic novel, Moby Dick.