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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

St. John Passion - J. S. Bach 2015St. John Passion - J. S. Bach 2015

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 & Orchest [ ... ]

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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 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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Every audition is a job interview. It's a chance to get one step further in your career, to get another contract, another paycheck, and another business relationship. It's a chance to practice your skills and to prove to yourself what you can do. It's also another opportunity for rejection. And it can sting. But it doesn't have to sting as badly as it might--here are 3 rules of thumb to keep in mind to prepare yourself well and, if need be, to take the sting out of the rejection. 1. You can only control what you can control. You audition to have a chance at something--in actuality, an audition is no more than this. You cannot make them give you a gig. But you can control how you present yourself, you can have your pieces so well-known that you could sing them backwards with candy in your mouth and still be understood. You can c...
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"Claiming the Sky" is this weekend! February 7, 2015 at 4 p.m. February 8, 2015 at 4 p.m. VocalPoint Chorus Jennifer Anderson, Artistic Director & Conductor Central Presbyterian Church 500 Cedar Street St. Paul, MN 55101 Joining the 70-voice VocalPoint chorus is Zenon Dance Company, one of the nation’s premier repertory dance companies. Zenon captivates audiences with a rare and dynamic blend of modern and jazz. Soloist Nicole Warner, whose voice has been described as a "hearty mezzo [brimming] with caramel and chocolate richness," brings her own story as a survivor of domestic abuse. Chimgee Haltarhuu is a Mongolian immigrant who teaches and performs at Circus Juventas. Also a survivor of domestic violence, she has helped The Advocates with its domestic violence work in Mongolia. And finally we welcome Nothando Zulu, Preside...
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APPLY for this: 2015 Composer-Librettist Studio
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announces the 2015 NAUTILUS COMPOSER-LIBRETTIST STUDIO Description: The Nautilus Composer-Librettist Studio is designed to provide an opportunity for five writers and five composers to work with five professional performers, exploring the possibilities and basic elements of music-theater. The studio focuses on the process of collaboration through a series of brief exploratory assignments for the writers and composers. The exercises are then sight-read by the performers in brief working sessions. The participants rotate partners, and the process is repeated four more times. Within the two-week period, all composers work with all writers and all performers. Toward the end of the studio, an informal reading of all the compositions is held. The studio is co-directed by Ben Krywosz (Artistic Director of Nautilus Music-Theater) and music...
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