Bach: Mass in B minor

Guest Artists

Sarah Brauer, mezzo-soprano

Sarah BrauerSarah Brauer, mezzo-soprano, enjoys a varied career of concert, opera, and choral performance. Sarah earned her Master of Music degree from Rice University after completing her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California, and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Music degree at the University of Oregon. She has appeared as a soloist with the Oregon Bach Festival, Salem Chamber Orchestra, The Ensemble, Cascadia Chamber Opera, Jefferson Baroque Orchestra, Oregon Bach Collegium, Santa Fe Symphony, New Mexico Philharmonic, Chatter, Houston Bach Society, and Aspen Music Festival, among others. Highlights include mezzo soprano soloist for the concert-drama Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín, created and conducted by Murry Sidlin; Mozart’s Requiem and Bach’s Magnificat with the New Mexico Philharmonic; Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with the Santa Fe Symphony; and the role of Judy in the national touring production of Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard.

Upcoming engagements include alto soloist in Colonna’sLa Profezia d’Eliseo and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Oregon Oratorio Ensemble, premieres with the internationally acclaimed Miró Quartet and Conspirare, and Handel’s Dixit Dominus with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. In addition to performing, Sarah is an Instructor of Voice at the University of Oregon, where she teaches a full studio of music majors and pre-majors. Sarah has recorded eight discs with Austin-based professional chamber choir, Conspirare, including the Grammy-winning Sacred Spirit of Russia.