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Soloists
ElisabethElisabeth Turchi, soprano, has charmed audiences everywhere with her charisma and agile vocal styling. Equally at home on stage and in concert, Ms. Turchi’s versatility as an artist is evident in the diverse roles she has performed, comic to dramatic. Stage credits include Musetta in La Bohème, the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Madame Silverklang in Der Schauspieldirektor, Gretel in Hansel und Gretel, Alice in Falstaff, and Lucy in The Telephone. She has sung with the Pittsburgh Opera, Opera Camerata of Washington, D.C., Harrisburg Opera, Annapolis Opera, New Opera Festival of Rome, and Gotham Chamber Opera. 

Ms. Turchi’s numerous concert engagements include a European tour of Haydn’s Creation with the late two-time Grammy-winning conductor Robert Page and his Festival Singers, her Massachusetts’ Mechanics Hall debut with Handel’s Messiah, and the Mozart Mass in C Minor at Pennsylvania’s Luhrs Performing Arts Center. Other concert credits include performances of Orff’s Carmina Burana with The Providence Singers (Rhode Island), Mozart’s Requiem with Maryland’s Hagerstown Choral Arts, and A Night at the Opera with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra.  An advocate of new and avant-garde music, Ms. Turchi was thrilled to perform Dave Brubeck’s Canticles of Mary with the late composer and his famous quartet.
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KathrynKathryn Honan-Carter, contralto, was a National Finalist at the Metropolitan Opera Competition in NYC and a two-time recipient of the Metropolitan Opera Education Fund Grant. Ms. Honan-Carter has been acclaimed for her excellence in opera and oratorio. The San Francisco Chronicle hailed her "vibrant, colorful mezzo, flexible, knowing stage presence, and provocative and suitable enigmatic" characterization in the part of Carmen, while Opera News stated "Kathryn Honan-Carter made a splendid Suzuki, her beautiful mezzo blending or shining forth as the situation warranted." Ms. Honan-Carter has made television appearances on CNN, CBS Sunday Morning, and ESPN. Ms. Honan-Carter received her BFA from University of CT and her Master of Music Degree with distinction in Vocal Performance from The New England Conservatory. She has performed many leading roles including the title role in Carmen, Rosina in Barber Of Seville, Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte, Suzuki in Madame Butterfly, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, Cherubino in Le Nozze Di Figero, and the title role in Lolanthe with such companies as New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera's touring Division, Washington Opera, Opera Delaware, Opera International, Wolf Trap Opera, and Mississippi Opera.  Solo concert engagements include appearances with The Washington Concert Opera, The Paul Hill Chorale, The Washington Ballet, The National Chamber Orchestra, The Denver Symphony, and The National Symphony under the baton of Christopher Hogwood. Ms. Honan-Carter has performed with the Mercersburg Chorus on many occasions and is thrilled to be back.


SammySammy Huh, tenor, is an accomplished performer and teacher based in the Mid-Atlantic Region. He has received praise for his “delectable top notes” (DC Metro Theatre Arts) and a voice described as “powerful . . . conjuring up an extraordinarily delicate sweetness” (Communities Digital News). Mr. Huh has made operatic and concert appearances nationwide, including Chautauqua Opera Company, Aspen Opera Theatre Center, Opera Camerata of Washington, The In-Series Opera, The Virginia Consort, Maryland Opera Studio, Washington Opera Society, Juilliard Opera, Central Maryland Chorale, and President's Residence at University of Maryland. He has presented recitals at venues such as Lincoln Center - Alice Tully Hall, Washington College, Arts Club of Washington, Embassy of South Korea, The Mansion at Strathmore, and Smithsonian American Art Museum - Renwick Gallery. He is a graduate from some of the country’s respected young artist programs such as Chautauqua Opera Company, Aspen Opera Theatre Center, and Manhattan Summer Voice Festival. He received his BM from The Juilliard School and MM with the University of Maryland-Opera Studio. A passionate educator, he serves on the voice faculty at University of Maryland - Baltimore County.


EnnenThaddeus Ennen, baritone, just completed his second year with The Santa Fe Opera Company where he performed the roles of Count Paris in Roméo et Juliette, Deiner in Capriccio, and covered the role of Paul Jobs in the world premiere of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.  Recently, Thaddeus performed the roles of Cascada in The Merry Widow, Baron Douphol in La Traviata, and Manfred Lewin in Jake Heggie’s new work Out of Darkness at Pensacola Opera.  Other credits include: Horace Tabor from The Ballad of Baby Doe by Douglas Moore and the title role in Sweeney Todd with the Janiec Opera Company at the Brevard Music Festival.  He also performed Dancaire in Carmen with Knoxville Opera and was the baritone soloist in the Faure Requiem with the University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra.  Thaddeus holds a BM degree from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, and a MM degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  He is a native of northern Iowa, but currently resides in Chicago with his wife Stephanie and dog Tito.
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