Nike St. Clair

 
Seasons with Chorale: 16
Previous LAMC solos:
Bach St. John Passion, St. Matthew Passion, Magnificat, B minor Mass, Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Messiah
Voice Part CHORALE: Alto
Hometown: Debrecen, Hungary
Education/Training:
Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest Hungary: BM and MM in Choral Conducting, Music Theory, Music Education; USC Thornton School of Music, Los Angeles: Masters of Music in Choral Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do? Teach Hungarian Kodály-based Musicianship and direct choirs at Cal Poly Pomona and Azusa Pacific University (Musicianship only); conduct an adult choir at the La Verne Church of the Brethren
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
Sing at the Saban Theatre for Jewish High Holidays; guest ensemble artist with Lark Society; guest soloist with LA Chamber Choir and in the wider Los Angeles area, and, when I get the chance, session singer on film scores
Guest Appearances:
Bach St. John Passion, Magnificat, B Minor Mass, St. Matthew Passion, Handel Messiah - LAMC; Mozart Requiem, Vespers, and Mass in C Minor, Bach B Minor Mass, Haydn Paukenmesse - Los Angeles Chamber Choir; Mendelssohn Midsummer Night's Dream - LA Phil Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; St. Matthew Passion - Concordia University; Bruckner Te Deum - Santa Barbara Choral Society; Mahler 2nd Symphony with Young Artists Symphony Orchestra
Recording/TV/Film:
Górecki Miserere; Nico Muhly's A Good Understanding - LAMC; Verdi Messa da Requiem - LA Phil and LAMC under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel; Movie soundtrack highlights include Avatar; X Men: Wolverine, Days of Future Past, Akkaba; Godzilla; Tranformers 4; Smurfs 2; Wreck-It Ralph; Big Hero 6; Minions; Pixels; Hail, Ceasar!; Storks, Despicable Me 3
Highlights of your musical career: Working with Peter Sellars on Lasso's Lagrime
Touring the world with the World Youth Choir; singing Bach motets under the direction of Maestro Frieder Bernius; singing for Helmuth Riling in Hungary and at USC; singing and touring with LAMC/LA Phil's staged productions of John Adams' El Niño and The Gospel According to the Other Mary
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
Singing the mezzo solos in Bach's St. Matthew Passion and Mahler 2nd Symphony ; jumping in last minute to sing the mezzo solos in Stravinsky's Les Noces
What are you listening to these days?
Please don't take this the wrong way, but, after a music-filled day of teaching and singing, I truly appreciate some silence or high quality news radio such as NPR. Otherwise I enjoy a great variety of music from bluegrass to world music to Beethoven string quartets.
Online Headshot: bio-st-clair-nike.jpg
CONCERT LINKS DATES
Alexander's Feast
Mezzo Soprano, Alexander's Feast
04/17/2016
Alexander's Feast
Mezzo Soprano, Alexander's Feast
04/16/2016
Bach: St. Matthew Passion
Mezzo Soprano, St. Matthew Passion
02/01/2015
Bach: St. Matthew Passion
Mezzo Soprano, St. Matthew Passion
01/31/2015
Handel: Messiah
Mezzo Soprano, Messiah
12/21/2014
Handel: Messiah
Mezzo Soprano, Messiah
12/17/2014
Renaissance: Reawakened
Mezzo Soprano, Western Wind Mass Credo
11/16/2014
Bach B Minor Mass
Mezzo Soprano, Mass in B minor, BMV 232
01/26/2014
Bach B Minor Mass
Mezzo Soprano, Mass in B minor, BMV 232
01/25/2014
33rd Annual Messiah Sing-Along
Mezzo Soprano, Messiah
12/11/2013
Rejoice! Bach Magnificat
Mezzo Soprano, Magnificat in D
12/16/2012
Organ Extravaganza
Mezzo Soprano, Ascending Into Heaven
10/21/2012
Bach: St. John Passion
Mezzo Soprano, St. John Passion
04/01/2012
Bach: St. John Passion
Mezzo Soprano, St. John Passion
03/31/2012
Holiday Wonders: Festival of Carols
Mezzo Soprano, Gloria
12/10/2011
Holiday Wonders: Festival of Carols
Mezzo Soprano, Gloria
12/03/2011
London Bridges
Mezzo Soprano, Hymn to St. Cecilia Op. 27
01/30/2011
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Visit
WALT Disney
CONCERT Hall

Meet the los angeles master Chorale

Meet the
los angeles
master Chorale