About de Angelis Vocal Ensemble

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Sarah Gonzalez

slider_calendar2A Chicago native, Sarah Drabant holds a bachelor’s in music education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a master’s 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, Orange County Choral SocietyHorizon 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.

Natalie Headland

Natalie Headland received her BM in Music Education with a vocal emphasis from Chapman University.  There she studied with such teachers as 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.

Susie McDermid

Susie McDermid grew up in England and was a chorister there from an early age. She studied at the University of London and the Central School of Speech and Drama, and now lives in Los Angeles with her husband Brett.   In addition to De Angelis, she currently sings with the Choir of St. James’ (under the direction of James Buonemani), Horizon Chamber Choir, the Evensong Choir of St Wilfrid of York,  and the Clarion Singers.  Aside from singing, she teaches a business class for actors at schools including AMDA, USC and Chapman University.

Agy Lejman Norris

Mezzo-soprano Agy Lejman Norris began her professional career as a soloist with the Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra. She earned her B.A. in Voice and Theory from UCLA, her M.A. in Early Music from USC, and studied voice privately in San Francisco with Jane Randolph.  She has since performed with chamber groups which champion both early and contemporary music, including the L.A. Master Choralede Angelis Vocal Ensemble, I Cantori, Long Beach Opera, L.A. Opera Chorus and L.A. Chamber Singers (which won the Grammy Award for their CD Padilla: Sun of Justice). She has toured nationally with Zephyr and the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, and internationally, including Japan 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.

Audrey Wiechman

The daughter of a vocalist and a recording engineer, Audrey Wiechman began her musical journey with piano lessons at age 6, gradually expanding her studies to include voice, harpsichord, guitar, and electric bass. She graduated cum laude from UC San Diego with a B.A. in Electronic Music.  Audrey’s recorded vocal credits include a wide range of TV and film, 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, LA Schola, was alto section leader/soloist at 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.

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