Leslie Holmes
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Professional Performances Stage Roles Oratorios Performed as Soloist Education Affiliations

Professional Performances

Soloist with:
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Boston Pops Orchestra
Cambridge Festival Orchestra, MA
Castle Hill Concerts, Ipswich, MA
Hammond Castle Concert Series, Gloucester, MA
Wellesley Symphony, Wellesley, MA

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
WGBH fm, radio
French Library and Cultural Center
Colleges, schools, churches, clubs throughout the East

Opera roles performed with:
Opera Company of Boston
Opera New England
New England Regional Opera
Cambridge Opera, MA

Oratorio Soloist:
Trinity Church, Boston
Old South Church, Boston
Boston Chorus Pro Musica
M.I.T GleeClub
Wellesley College Glee Club
St. George's Church, New York City
Canterbury Choral Society, New York
City Capitol Hill Choral Society, Albany
Wellesley Choral Society

Weekly radio programs: LESLIE HOLMES SINGS
and THE VOCAL POINT for 11 years on WCRB fm,
radio, Boston

Opera Previews, singing, playing piano and lecturing,
throughout New England for Opera New England /
Opera Company of Boston

Educational Television
Minuetta Kessler Performing Artist
Chateau de Ville Dinner Theatres
Musical Children's Theatre, Boston
Durham, N.C. Savoyards

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Mrs. Gross, Turn of the Screw, New England Regional Opera
Cornelia, The Triumph of Honor, New England Regional Opera
Micaela, Carmen, Cambridge Opera
Countess, The Marriage of Figaro, Boston University Opera Theatre
First Lady, The Magic Flute, Boston University Opera Theatre; Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria
Cio Cio San, Madame Butterfly, Tanglewood Opera Institute
Kate Pinkerton, Madame Butterfly (1904 version), Opera Company of Boston
Marie, The Bartered Bride, Cambridge Opera
Marguerite, Faust, Cleveland Institute of Music
Mother, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Center for Creative Arts, Medfield, MA; Roxbury Latin School, MA; Newton South High School, MA
Gretel, Hansel and Gretel, Cambridge Opera
Dew Fairy, Sand Man, Hansel and Gretel, New England Regional Opera Mother, Giant's Wife, Jack and the Beanstalk, New England Regional Opera Andromache, The Trojans, Opera Company of Boston
The Apprentice, Louise, Opera Company of Boston
Shepherd, Tosca, Opera New England
Mabel, Pirates of Penzance, Durham Savoyards, N.C.

Boston School System Tour
Beauty, Beauty and the Beast
Miner Maid, Rumpelstiltskin
Gretel, Hansel and Gretel
Jackie, Jackie and the Cornstalk

Chateau de Ville Dinner Theatres
Antonia, Fermina, Moorish Gypsy Dancer, Man of La Mancha

back to top Oratorios Performed as Soloist

In The Beginning - Aaron Copland, Canterbury Choral Society Manhattan
Dona Nobis Pacem - Vaughan/Williams, St. George's Church, Manhattan
Messiah - Händel, Trinity Church, Boston
                                Duke University Greenwich, Conn.
                                Wellesley College

Magnificat-C. P E. Bach, M.I.T Choral Society
Second Mass (Paukenmesse) - Haydn, Canterbury Choral Society
Requiem Mass - Mozart, Duke University
Stabat Mater - Rossini, Jersey City
Mass in C Major - Beethoven, Durham Civic Choral Society, N.C.
Requiem Mass - Fauré, Trinity Church, Boston
                                         Wellesley College
                                         Chorus Pro
Musica, Boston
Mass in C Major - Schubert, Arlington Philharmonic, Arlington, Mass.
Mass in G Major - Schubert, M.I.T. Choral Society
Mass in A Major - Schubert, Duke University
Lamentations of Jeremiah - Couperin, St. George's Church
Ceremony of Carols - Britten, Chorus Pro Musica
Jephthah - Carissimi, Wellesley College
The Childhood of Christ -J.C. Bach, Trinity Church
Saint Matthew Passion - Bach, Duke University
B Minor Mass - Bach, Capitol Hill Choral Society, Albany
Saul - Händel, Wellesley College
Saint Paul - Mendelssohn, Durham and Raleigh, NC.
Requiem Mass - Brahms, Wellesley College M.I.T
Magnificat - Hovhaness, St. George's Church
Chichester Psalms - Bernstein, St. George's Church
Seven Last Words of Christ - Dubois, Belmont Choral Society, Belmont, Mass.
Coronation Mass - Mozart, Durham Civk Choral Society
Grand Mass in C Minor - Mozart, Chorus Pro Musica, Boston

back to top Education

Bachelor of Arts in Music and Art, Wellesley College Graduate study in Music Education, New York University

Opera study:
Manhattan School of Music, New York City
Boston University
Tanglewood Institute, Lenox, MA
Mozarteurn, Salzburg, Austria

Related study:
Piano - 12 years
Ballet - 6 years

back to top Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Sigma Alpha Iota
National Museum of Women in the Arts
The National League of American Pen Women, Inc.
Boston Association of Cabaret Artists
Amazing Things Arts Center
Maud Powell Society for Music and Education
WGBH Radio
The Cambridge Center for Adult Education
The French Library and Cultural Center
The International Alliance for Women in Music
The New England Opera Club
The National Opera Association
The Wellesley Players.

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