My active solo career, based primarily in Southern Ontario, is a great source of enjoyment for me. I have been a guest performer with such local choirs as Menno Singers, Renaissance Singers, Guelph Chamber Choir, Da Capo Chamber Choir, the Mennonite Mass Choir, the K-W Symphony and the Kitchener Waterloo Chamber Orchestra. For over 20 years now, I have been a frequently featured soloist with the Elora Singers in repertoire ranging from Bach and Mozart to Gilbert & Sullivan. Many of these performances have been broadcast on CBC Radio. Further afield, I’ve sung in concert in Toronto, most notably with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir, in New York City with Robert Shaw, and have toured Germany and Austria as a guest soloist with the K-W Philharmonic Choir.
Recent performances include J.S. Bach’s Cantata 198 with Nota Bene Period Orchestra and Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate with the Wellington Winds and also with the K-W Chamber Orchestra. In May 2006, I premiered a new Requiem with The Renaissance Singers by local composer Richard Cunningham. I can also be heard on the newly released CD (January 2007), Hammer and Wind, which contains the chamber music of local composer Leonard Enns.
Two extra paths in my singing life give me great pleasure. I am the voice instructor at Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo. And, of course, I am a proud member of Tactus Vocal Ensemble.
Stephanie Kramer, soprano