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Lori Lewis

Lori Lewis

Lori Lewis

Lori Lewis’s classical performances span from such varied genres as early music to contemporary works. Selected solo performances include Haydn’s Israel in Egypt, performed with Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Hannibal Lakumbe’s Dear Mrs. Parks, performed with Vocalessence in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Nils Lindberg’s Christmas Cantata, also with Vocalessence, and the world premiere of Francis Grier’s The Passion of Jesus of Nazareth, which was co-commissioned by Vocalessence and the BBC. Miss Lewis has performed with Skylark Opera in Oscar Straus’ The Chocolate Soldier, with the Minnesota Orchestra in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, with the Walker Art Center as part of the Festival Dancing on your Head, in which she was one of four singers in a rare performance of Steve Reich’s Music for 17 Musicians. She also performed with Springfield Regional Opera (Springfield, Missouri) in her debut performance as Daphne in James Billings’ mini-opera, Meanwhile, Back at Cinderella’s. Additionally, she has performed as soloist with the Oread Consort in Lawrence, Kansas, and with Kansas City Chorale.

In the non-classical world of music, Miss Lewis is the singer for an original symphonic metal band, Aesma Daeva, based in Minnesota. Internationally, she has performed with the Estonian Philharmonic and is the soprano vocalist for a Swedish band, Therion. She has also recently performed with the Phil Mattson Singers, a six-voice jazz ensemble recently formed in Minnesota.

Miss Lewis is a soprano soloist at Plymouth Congregational Church and teaches voice lessons at North Central University, both located in Minneapolis.

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