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Messiah Soloists

Nancy King, Soprano

UNC Wilmington

Canadian soprano, Nancy King, is an active performer, teacher, guest lecturer, and Coordinator for Vocal Performance at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Ms. King has most recently appeared as Adele in Strauss' Die Fledermaus, and as soloist in Handel's Messiah with Toronto Classical Singers and Mount Olive College. She has also appeared with the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus in Eugene, Oregon in the Vaughn Williams Serenade to Music. Other performances with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra include the role of Cunegonde in a concert version of Bernstein's Candide, Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Canteloube's Chants D'Auvergne, the Poulenc Gloria and Handel's Messiah. While in residency for her doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota, Ms. King performed the roles of Cunegonde in Candide, Amor in Orfeo ed Euridice with the Opera Theatre, and the Serenade to Music with the University of Minnesota Orchestra. Ms. King also won the Voices of Vienna Scholarship, for study at the Mozarteum Sommerakademie in Salzburg, Austria, and received a UNCW Center for Teaching Excellence Summer Teaching Initiative Stipend for her project "Italian Language and Opera Study" in Florence, Italy. She has attended the Wesley Balk Opera/Music Theater Institute, the Phyllis Curtin Seminar at Tanglewood, and was a member of the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus, under the direction of Helmuth Rilling.

Ms. King holds a Master's Degree in Voice Performance from Boston University, an Opera Diploma from the Longy School of Music, and completed her doctoral residency (ABD) in Vocal Performance at the University of Minnesota, where she studied with Jean del Santo. Well-known to area audiences, Ms. King is a popular guest lecturer, presenting a series of Opera Lectures and various outreach programs as a part of UNC-WOOP! (UNCW's Opera Outreach Project!). She also presents The Singer's Workshop: Freeing the Mind, Body and Voice for Optimal Performing, along with pianist Patricia Ainspac and frequently tours with her Duo Sureño partner, Robert Nathanson, guitar. Ms. King recently received a grant to complete level one training in Aesthetic Education at the Lincoln Center Institute. She is active as a consultant and Teaching Artist, creating and leading professional development workshops for the North Carolina Arts Council cARTwheels tours, including Piedmont Opera, the Keowee Chamber Ensemble and the John Brown Jazz Orchestra, and UNCW's ARTworks. Ms. King was most recently in residence at Codington Elementary and Burgaw Elementary schools in North Carolina, presenting Storytelling through Opera: Hansel and Gretel.

James Mauk III, Tenor

East Carolina University

*Minister of Music at Lakeside Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, NC

July 1, 2022 – Present                 

*Teaching artist at Wausau Conservatory of Music, Inc.

February 2020 – Present

*Studied Vocal Pedagogy at East Carolina University Under Dr. Daniel Shirley

*Former Graduate Assistant at East Carolina University

August 1, 2018 - 2019·Greenville, North Carolina


*Former Associate Choir Director at Lee's Summit High School

August 2016 - May 2018·Lees Summit, Missouri

*Studied Music education at East Carolina University    Class of 2014


Mr. Mauk was highly recommended by his former professor, Dr. Daniel Shirley, at East Carolina University School of Music.


Lewis Moore, Bass

Director of Music Ministries, St. Phillips Episcopal Church, Durham, NC

The American bass-baritone, Lewis Moore, has appeared as soloist from the Triangle to the coast. His solo appearances include performances of Messiah, Creation, Amahl and the Night Visitors and the Requiems by Maurice Duruflé, Gabriel Fauréand Mozart. Lewis has made several tours of England with Schola Cantorum of the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina and the West Texas Chamber Choir. Recently, he traveled to the Boston Early Music Festival with the Duke Vespers Ensemble for solo work in Dietrich Buxtehude’s Membra Nostri. Locally, Lewis has sung with Riverdeep, Hillyer Community Chorus, Concert Singers of Cary, North Carolina Symphony Chorus and Vocal Art Ensemble of Durham. He is a long-time member of the North Carolina Master Chorale and its board of directors. He now serves as president of Schola Cantorum and is beginning his fifth year as director of the Raleigh Convocation Choir.

Isabella Stollenmaier, Alto

Operatic Roles (*performance canceled due to Covid-19)
Marcellina* Le Nozze di Figaro DePaul University 2020
Didone L’Egisto DePaul University 2019
Grimgerde Die Walküre Manhattan Opera Studio 2019
Polly The Beggar’s Opera DePaul University 2019
Donna Elvira Don Giovanni Wilmington Symphony 2018
Mercédès Carmen Opera Wiilmiignton 2017
Witch Hansel and Gretel Manhattan Opera Studio 2016
Maddalena Rigoletto Opera Wilmington 2015
Second Lady The Magic Flute Wilmington Symphony 2015
Role Study
Marcellina Le Nozze di Figaro DePaul University 2020
Carmen Carmen Opera Wilmington 2017
Dorabella Così fan Tutte Opera Wilmington 2016
Concert Works
Alto Soloist St. Matthew Passion/Bach NC Baroque Orchestra 2018
Alto Soloist Messiah/Händel NC Baroque Orchestra 2017
Alto Soloist Requiem/Mozart UNC Wilmington 2017
Choral Engagements
Alto/Mezzo St. Paul’s Episocopal Church Wilmington, NC ‘16-21
Alto/Mezzo Laudate Dominum Vienna, Austria ‘15-18
2nd Place-Chicago CS Vocal Competition Young Artist/Emerging Pro 2020
Education and Masterclasses*
M.M. DePaul University Chicago, IL 2020
Craig Terry* CAIC Chicago, IL 2020
Karim Sulayman* DePaul University Chicago, IL 2019
B.M. UNC Wilmington Wilmington, NC 2018
Teachers Conductors Coaches Directors
Amanda Majeski Roberto Kalb Dr. Kit Bridges Harry Silverstein
Dr. Sam Handley Benoit Renard Nicholas Hutchinson Lisa Nava
Nancy King Dr. Joe Hickman Linda Hirt Sasha Gerritson
Keith Chambers Elizabeth Loparits AJ Wester

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