About de Angelis Vocal Ensemble

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Lindsay Patterson Abdou

Lindsay Patterson Abdou received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of California, Riverside and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from California Baptist University. In addition to the de Angelis Vocal Ensemble, Lindsay currently sings with the Pacific Chorale, the Long Beach Opera, the Riverside Lyric Opera and the San Fernando Valley Master Chorale. Her opera roles include Zita in Gianni Schicchi, the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, the Third Lady in The Magic Flute and the Mistress of the Novices in Suor Angelica. Lindsay teaches elementary music in the Palos Verdes Unified School District and gives private voice lessons at California Baptist University.

Sarah Gonzalez

A Chicago native, Ms. Gonzalez holds a Bachelor of  Music Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a master’s degree in choral music from the University of Southern California. Since moving to the Los Angeles area, she has sung with the de Angelis Vocal Ensemble, the Orange County Choral Society, the Horizon Chamber Choir, and USC Chamber Singers and Concert Choir. She is also the Director of Choirs at the Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana, and the Director of Music at St. James’ Episcopal Church in South Pasadena.

Agy Lejman Norris

Mezzo-soprano Agy Lejman Norris began her professional career as a soloist with the Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Voice and Theory from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Arts in Early Music from the University of Southern California. She studied voice privately in San Francisco with Jane Randolph.  She has performed with chamber groups which champion both early and contemporary music, including the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the de Angelis Vocal Ensemble, I Cantori (Los Angeles), the Long Beach Opera, the Los Angeles Opera Chorus and the Los Angeles Chamber Singers, which won a Grammy Award for their CD: Padilla: Sun of Justic. She has toured nationally with Zephyr and the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, and internationally, with the Roger Wagner Chorale under Jeannine Wagner. She maintains a private voice studio in Santa Monica, where she resides with her husband Sean and favorite son Connor.

Sarah Reynolds

Sarah Reynolds is a singer and voice teacher based in Los Angeles. Equally at home in concert and opera, she has performed with Artes Vocales of Los Angeles, Concerto NoHo, Pasadena Opera, Opera Animata, and the Long Beach Opera. An art song enthusiast, Sarah was a featured recitalist in Pasadena Conservatory of Music’s Mansions & Music concert series and recently made her debut with the Denver Art Song Project as well as LA’s UnSUNg concert series. Her past roles include Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice with Opera Animata and Bradamante in Handel’s Alcina with the Napa Music Festival. A frequent concert soloist, Sarah’s recent credits include Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Duruflé’s Requiem, and Corigliano’s Fern Hill with Artes Vocales of Los Angeles, Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody with the Colburn Chorale, and Mozart’s Requiem at St. Peter’s by the Sea in Rancho Palos Verdes. Sarah has studied in the Early Music Vancouver’s Baroque Vocal Program. In addition to her career as a performer, Sarah teaches in her voice studio and is a vocal coach for the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus. Sarah received her Bachelors in Vocal Performance from The College of New Jersey and Masters in Vocal Performance from The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA.

Natalie Van der Roest

Natalie Van der Roest received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a vocal emphasis from Chapman University.  There she studied with Miliena Kitic and Christina Dahlin.  She is the music teacher at a private school in Laguna Beach and is involved with Pacific Symphony’s music education program, Class Act.  Natalie also sings at the Mission Basilica in San Juan Capistrano and other churches throughout the Orange County Diocese.  She is currently pursuing her teaching credential and Masters in Teaching.

Audrey Wiechman

The daughter of a vocalist and a recording engineer, Audrey Wiechman began her musical journey with piano lessons at age six, gradually expanding her studies to include voice, harpsichord, guitar, and electric bass. She graduated cum laude from the University of California San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in electronic music.  Audrey’s recorded vocal credits include a wide range of TV shows and films, as well as performances on contemporary pop, rock, and children’s CDs. She has been a member of La Jolla Symphony Chorus, Oriana, Zephyr: Voices Unbound, and LA Schola.  She was alto section leader and soloist at the Pacific Palisades Presbyterian Church, and is currently a staff singer at All Saints Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills. In addition to singing, Audrey plays electric bass in an experimental/ambient band, and has TV, movie, and CD credits as a bassist.