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Soprano Susan Montgomery is a gifted, versatile, and much sought after concert and recording artist. She has appeared with, among others, the London Symphony Orchestra, Beijing Symphony, American Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Choral Society, New York Virtuoso Singers, Long Island Baroque Ensemble, Desoff Choir Concert Series, Santa Barbara Symphony, Ojai Music Festival, Carmel Bach Festival, Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, Los Angeles Bach Festival and at the Baroque Music Festival in Corona del Mar.
The musical scope of Miss Montgomery's concert repertoire ranges from the delicate and detailed works of the early baroque and classical composers to the larger orchestrated works of Brahms, Mendelssohn, Puccini, Verdi and recently the soprano added the monumental War Requiem of Benjamin Britten to her list of credits.
This Spring the soprano was featured in Johannes Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem with the Palisades Symphony and the Stabat Mater of Pergolesi at St. Philip the Apostle Church in Pasadena. In recent concert work Susan was thrilled to perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra for their 75th Anniversary Concert at the Terrace Theatre in Long Beach. Recent concerts include Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, Handel’s Messiah, the Mass in B minor of J.S. Bach, and Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio. In recital, Susan has performed programs at Chapman University, Long Beach City College, Biola College and in many churches and venues throughout southern California.
A Los Angeles Times review remarks of Miss Montgomery's performance of the Haydn Creation Mass performed at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion with the Los Angeles Master Chorale conducted by the late Paul Solomonovich: “a spirited singer, soaring with fluid purity and point. An exuberantly communicative performance that promises to linger in the audiences memory”.
As a recording artist, Susan has made contributions on television and movie scores including Matrix Revolutions, Around the World in Eighty Days, Scooby Doo 2, Snow Falling on Cedars,Galaxy Quest, and her beautiful voice is featured on the award winning soundtrack CD of the HBO movie Angels in America. The soprano also recorded a new work with the London Symphony Orchestra, an independent opera project entitled “Orfeo – Opera for a New Age”.
Miss Montgomery earned a B.M. in Vocal Performance from Chapman University and a M.M. from California State University at Fullerton. Susan is proud to be a part of the adjunct voice faculty at Chapman University, California State University at Fullerton, Azusa Pacific University and maintains a private vocal studio from her home in Long Beach, California.