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Sonja Tengblad

Soprano Sonja DuToit Tengblad is a versatile performer with credits spanning the Renaissance era through the music of the 21st century. Recent highlights include Susanna in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, Eva in Haydn's Die Schöpfung, soprano soloist for Brahm's Ein Deutsches Requiem with the National Lutheran Choir, Bach's B Minor Mass with the Back Bay Chorale, and John Rutter's Requiem at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Tengblad recently performed in the Boston premiere of Kati Agocs's Vessel for three solo voices and chamber ensemble with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. She also premiered the role of Maria in Diego Luzuriaga's El Niño de los Andes with VocalEssence of Minnesota and was the soprano soloist for the American premiere of Siegfried Matthus' Te Deum, as well as for the world premiere of Carol Barnett's The World Beloved, A Bluegrass Mass (available through Clarion recordings). In the summer of 2012 she premiered This House of Peace by Ralph M. Johnson at the Oregon Bach Festival. A recent highlight for Ms. Tengblad was appearing in a concert celebrating the 80th birthday of composer Dominic Argento, at which the Minnesota Star Tribune reported her to have given "the most affective performance of the evening," Ms. Tengblad also performs with the 5- time Grammy-nominated ensemble Conspirare (Austin), the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus, Vox Humana (Nashville), the Lorelei Ensemble, and the Handel & Haydn Society Chorus, and she is the soprano in the Handel & Haydn Society's Vocal Outreach Quartet.


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