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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

Oregon Bach Festival 2015: Berwick Chorus

Franz Josef Haydn Schöpfung (Creation) Arvo Pärt Passio J. S. Bach Cantata 150 Anton Bruckner Te Deum Franz Josef Haydn Lord Nelson Mass J. S. Bach St. John Passion Gustav Mahler Resurrection Symphony (No. 2) June 25 - July 12, 2015 www.oregonbachfestival.com

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South Dakota Symphony: Sacred Baroque

Johann Sebastian Bach     Cantata No. 51, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen Johann Sebastian Bach     Cantata No. 170, Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust Giovanni Battista Pergolesi     Stabat Mater   Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday,  January 10, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. . Hannah Lu, soprano Nicole Warner, mezzo-soprano South Dakota Symphony Delta David Gier, condu [ ... ]

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Read the Newest Blog Posts:

Packing in the Season...and Previewing 2015-2016!
As you've probably read on this blog, I'm a big fan of looking backward and looking forward to gain a new perspective and to shift gears for the future. And since I'm big into walking my talk, here's my short run-down of the 2014-2015 season: Party Music! was a wonderful way to kick off the season with Bach's "Lobet den Herrn" and Handel's "Water Music." Sometimes it doesn't matter if a cold hits you the weekend of a concert, you gotta just do it. Singing the German National Anthem for the first time was an honor and I look forward to singing more anthems in the future! Some things are unbelievable, like singing the Rossini "Petite Messe Solennelle" one weekend, another choral concert the next weekend, and then some Purcell a few weeks later, followed by Berlioz "Les nuits d'été" the next weekend. I can't really recommend this kind o...
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Tonight: First Readings Project #11 and next season...

Tonight we are singing the First Readings Project's 11th project. 11! It's the final event of our 3rd season and it's wonderful to see how this project has developed over the past few years. Check out the First Readings Project's Sound Cloud collection--it's really quite something.

If you are a composer, be sure to send in your materials for the 2015-2016 season!

Looking for a place to put a few dollars? The First Readings Project is in the midst of a fundraising campaign to bring you even easier access to new works, a searchable database, and ensuring its long-term success.

I donated. Won't you?

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Routine in the Voice Studio blue
Routine in the Voice Studio
Having a general, predictable routine in the voice studio is part of what I call the "culture of a voice studio." When students start taking lessons from you, whether it is your private studio or at a school, they need to learn how your studio functions--they want to know what they can predict. Having a general structure to lessons creates a sense of security for you and your students and avoids chaos. Over this past school year I've implemented a beginning-of-lesson-routine that has helped many students focus and relax when they enter their lessons--they take 3 slow, deep breaths before we do anything else. There are always a few students who try to rush through these breaths, and I have them start over and take slower breaths. These 3 breaths serve multiple purposes: 1. The student turns off the outside world and turns on to their vo...
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Did you keep your eyes peeled?

Yesterday I posted one more concert announcement in the calendar, the Oregon Bach Festival 2015 Berwick Chorus is my main project this summer. We'll be performing a host of fantastic music and if you're looking for a vacation destination this summer, make it Eugene and come see our concerts!


There's one more big concert announcement coming, so you'll have to wait just a little bit longer for that one, however I will give you a hint that I'm singing (*gasp*) Bach on that concert! But a piece I've never performed before...can you guess what it is?

Comment below with your guess!


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This Sunday & Keep Your Eyes Peeled

This Sunday:

On Sunday at 3:00 p.m. I'll be joining a bunch of other Twin Cities musicians for two Easter Cantatas. Click here to open the calendar item (here on my site).

It's at Westwood Lutheran Church, 9001 Cedar Lake Road S., St. Louis Park, MN 55426.


Keep Your Eyes Peeled:

I have a couple of concert announcements to make, so keep an eye on the calendar for updates!


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