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Nicole Warner, mezzo-soprano

 Hi, I'm Nicole Warner, a professional, classical mezzo-soprano.

I sing everything from Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas Oratorio to Handel's Messiah to brand new works from living composers. I've sung solo on 3 continents...so far.

Here you will find:

+ concert announcements

+ my weekly blog Open Intervals

+ pictures of concert tours and a few epic throwbacks

+ audio and video in the Media Room and

+ my monthly eNewsletter Nicole's Notes

Music is meant to be a part of our everyday lives--it marks the transitions, the special occasions, brings meaning to our gatherings, entertains and comforts us. It's an honor to share these experiences with you!

 

 

 

Nicole's Next Performances

Mozart Requiem - in Hudson, WI!Mozart Requiem - in Hudson, WI!

Sunday, March 29, 2015 2 p.m. The Phipps Center for the Arts 109 Locust Street Hudson, WI 54016 . Teresa Tierney, soprano Nicole Warner, alto Roy Heilman, tenor Aaron Engebreth, baritone Heather Tank, piano Ezelda Yacoub Hasapopoulos, piano The Phipps Oratorio Society Tom Dahle, director . Tickets:  $20 for adults $10 students & youth. Buy Tickets Here.  

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Oratory - Sacred Bach ~ Easter Cantatas

Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Westwood Lutheran Church 9001 Cedar Lake Road S. St. Louis Park, MN  55426 "On April 19, Oratory pairs two Easter cantatas of fascinating juxtaposition - BWV 12 & 134. Both were written for the days immediately following Easter, yet their sentiments could not be more different. Cantata 134 resounds in the to-be-expected celebration of Easter; regal rhythms, adoring arias, and joyful tonalities ex [ ... ]

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First Readings Project #11First Readings Project #11

Thursday, May 7, 2015. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Hennepin Methodist Church 511 Groveland Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403   Stay tuned for announcements regarding compositions selected for the 2014-2015 season! The First Readings Project is a professional chamber choir founded to assist composers in the development of new music for vocal ensemble.The group presents a series of public readings of new works and works-in-progress, and also offers its servi [ ... ]

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Get your tickets now for the Mozart Requiem on Sunday, March 29!
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It's time to get your tickets for the Mozart Requiem on March 29th--in Hudson, Wisconsin!

It's pretty rare that I actually get to sing so close to home, or even that I get to drive less than 30 minutes to get to a performance, so this is pretty special! Plus, who doesn't love the dramatic sounds of the Mozart Requiem?! (Click here to watch a performance of the Mozart Requiem that I sang in back in 2011.)

Here are the details:

Sunday, March 29th, 2015 at 2 p.m.

The Phipps Center for the Arts

109 Locust Street

Hudson, WI 54016

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Teresa Tierney, soprano

Nicole Warner, alto

Roy Heilman, tenor

Aaron Engebreth, baritone

Heather Tank, piano

Ezelda Yacoub Hasapopoulos, piano

The Phipps Oratorio Society

Tom Dahle, director

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Tickets:  $20 for adults $10 students & youth. Buy Tickets Here.

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The St. John Passion is this weekend! March 14 & 15, 2015!
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The St. John Passion with the Bach Society of Minnesota is this coming weekend! Join us for the pre-concert talk at 6:30, followed by the concert at 7:30. Since the piece is in German, there will be an English translation in the program for you to follow along. This pinnacle of German classical music is not performed as often as you might think. This won't come around that soon again!   Buy tickets here. Adults $25, Seniors $20, Students $10   Saturday, March 14, 2015 6:30 p.m. pre-concert talk 7:30 p.m. performance Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church 1900 Wellesley Avenue St. Paul, MN   Sunday, March 15 2:00 p.m. pre-concert talk 3:00 p.m. performance Central Lutheran Church 259 W Wabasha St. Winona, MN   William Hite, Evangelist Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano Nicole Warner, alto Roy Heilman, ten...
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Bel Canto Regional Artist Competition 2015
Bel Canto 2015 Regional Artists Competition
Singing
The Bel Canto Chorus is now accepting applications for their 2015 Regional Artist Competition. The postmark deadline for applications is Thursday, March 26, 2015. The 26th Annual Bel Canto Regional Artists Competition is Saturday, May 9, 2015. From the Bel Canto site:  "The competition was established to support and encourage singers with strong oratorio experience of any age who reside in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio.  Adjudicators come from a wide variety of performing arts organizations from throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.  The winner is awarded a solo performance contract with Bel Canto Chorus in the following season, which includes a $1000 cash award. Past winners have gone on to sing with recognized organizations throughout the United States and Europe, including the Me...
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Get your tickets for the St. John Passion!
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The St. John Passion with the Bach Society of Minnesota is just around the corner! Join us for the pre-concert talk at 6:30, followed by the concert at 7:30. Since the piece is in German, there will be an English translation in the program for you to follow along.

 

Buy tickets here. Adults $25, Seniors $20, Students $10

 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

6:30 p.m. pre-concert talk

7:30 p.m. performance

Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church

1900 Wellesley Avenue

St. Paul, MN

 

Sunday, March 15

2:00 p.m. pre-concert talk

3:00 p.m. performance

Central Lutheran Church

259 W Wabasha St.

Winona, MN

 

William Hite, Evangelist

Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano

Nicole Warner, alto

Roy Heilman, tenor

Jon Ten Brink, bass

Bach Society Chorus & Orchestra

Paul Boehnke, director

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See you there, then!

~Nicole

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Black History Month 2015
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It's Black History Month. I'm into Social Justice. So here you go.   Oh, Nina Simone...what an incredible voice. She wanted to attend Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, but she was denied...and she was not able to pursue her chosen career of becoming a concert pianist. Ms Simone was able to turn another situation into an opportunity, and thank goodness she didn't let racism stop her from creating music. Her voice has such a distinct quality it stops you in your tracks. Check this video out:   Reginald Mobley, countertenor extraordinaire. Reggie has one of the most beautiful voices I've ever heard. His ornamentation is exquisite, the result breath-taking. I had a verbal agreement to do a St. John Passion once, and I lost it to a countertenor when the conductor found out he was getting a period orchestra. That b...
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