Caroline McKenzie

 
Seasons with Chorale: 11
Previous LAMC solos:
Voice Part CHORALE: Soprano
Hometown: New York, NY
Education/Training:
Romance Languages, Princeton; voice teachers and vocal coaches include Deanna Murray, Juan Pons, and the incomparable Lisa Edwards.
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do? I write grant proposals for a local arts nonprofit.
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
Lead singer, Poncho Williams and the Jazz Cats; Guild Opera Company
Guest Appearances: Verdi Requiem, Santa Monica Symphony; A Night at the Opera with the USC Marching Band; Mozart C-Minor Mass, Los Angeles Chamber Choir, Disney Hall; Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Concert, Santa Monica Symphony.
Recording/TV/Film: Recordings include Festival of Carols, LAMC; Gorecki, Miserere, LAMC; The Gospel According to the Other Mary, LA Philharmonic; Christmas with Caroline. Film: A Wrinkle in Time.
Highlights of your musical career: Shabat welcome service for Nelson Mandela at B'nai Jeshurun, New York; Ellington Centennial with Jay Hogarth and my older brother, Lennie, at the Tarrytown Music Hall; Operator at Chorus America, Zipper Hall (the only E-flat I've ever sung on stage); Jubilee Singers and Adams tours.
Favorite choral work(s): Brahms, Ein Deutsches Requiem; Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience: Glory, Glory, Glory 2012. Three LAMC colleagues challenged me to let my guard down and sing the piece. I did. The live recording of that performance is on our Festivals album. Thank you, RB, NC, HR, and Grant.
What are you listening to these days? NPR talk radio, KUSC, and lots of Ella Fitzgerald with my Mom, who lives with Alzheimers and remembers most lyrics.
Online Headshot: bio-mckenzie-caroline.jpg
What L.A. experience do you consider essential for visitors/newcomers? Go to Venice Beach before the live acts disappear!
CONCERT LINKS DATES
Festival of Carols
Soprano, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King
12/12/2015
Festival of Carols
Soprano, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King
12/05/2015
Today, Tomorrow & Beyond
Soprano, Los Cantores de las Montañas
06/08/2014
Festival of Carols
Soprano, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King
12/14/2013
Festival of Carols
Soprano, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King
12/07/2013
American Songs & Spirituals
Soprano, The Battle Of Jericho
06/02/2013
Holiday Wonders: Festival of Carols
Soprano, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King
12/15/2012
Holiday Wonders: Festival of Carols
Soprano, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King
12/08/2012
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