The Elmer Iseler Singers, Lydia Adams, conductor Present Messiah by G.F. Handel: Featuring four award winning soloists
We are delighted to introduce the four exceptional soloists who will be gracing the stage at the Elmer Iseler Singers presentation of Messiah by G.F. Handel. Representing a diverse range of vocal talents, these soloists are set to captivate the audience with their extraordinary performances. Let us acquaint you with each of them.
Linda Tsatsanis, a soprano of remarkable skill and artistry, possesses a voice that is described by the Boston Globe as “sheer vocal proficiency, a bright, flexible voice, big but controlled, shaded with plentiful color“. Linda’s interpretive abilities bring a refreshing and nuanced approach to every piece she performs, resulting in a mesmerizing experience for all fortunate enough to witness her talent.
Hillary Tufford, a mezzo-soprano of exceptional talent, possesses a voice that is characterized by richness and warmth. With a remarkable vocal range and an innate ability to convey emotion, Hillary seamlessly transports listeners into the depths of the music. Her flawless technique and expressive phrasing make her a true powerhouse on stage, guaranteeing a performance that is both captivating and heartfelt.
Michael Colvin, a tenor known for his remarkable blend of power and sensitivity, possessing “one of the most beautiful lyric tenor instruments around“. With a commanding stage presence, Michael consistently delivers incredible performances that leave audiences spellbound. His extraordinary ability to imbue each note with emotion creates an immersive musical experience that is simply unforgettable.
Jorell Williams, an accomplished bass with a voice characterized by “a deliciously resonant baritone voice” (Broadway World), he has earned acclaim for his “rock-solid” skills. Commanding attention with a voice that can effortlessly fill a concert hall, Jorell’s performances are marked by his impeccable control and artistic depth. His ability to deliver captivating interpretations ensures that his performances are memorable, leaving an indelible impression on all in attendance.
With this ensemble of talented soloists, the Elmer Iseler Singers presentation of Messiah promises to be a truly remarkable musical experience. Join us as we journey through Handel’s enchanting composition, featuring the extraordinary vocal talents of Linda Tsatsanis, Hillary Tufford, Michael Colvin, and Jorell Williams. Experience the power and beauty of their voices as they bring this timeless masterpiece to life along with the Elmer Iseler Singers, VIVA Chamber Singers, and the Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto. Over 100 voices conducted by the exceptional Lydia Adams.
Messiah by G.F. Handel
Friday, December 8, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
Individual tickets ($55, $50, $35), click here for the event page.