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									                                  Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Lang is thrilled to be relocated back to Victoria from
                                  Montreal, where she recently completed her Master’s in Voice Performance
                                  at McGill (2010). Over the past four years she was an active participant in
                                  the McGill Performance Areas of Early Music and Opera.

                                 In Montreal, Jennifer was a professional member of the chorus for the
                                 Montreal Symphony Orchestra for performances of Bach's Christmas
                                 Oratorio, Mahler's 4th Symphony, Wagner's Tannhäuser, and Beethoven’s
                                 Symphony no. 9, all conducted by Kent Nagano. Jennifer maintained several
                                 church singing jobs and was a guest singer for several churches specializing
                                 in Early Music repertoire. She has performed in both large and small Early
                                 Music ensembles, performing Monteverdi Madrigals, English Renaissance
                                 songs, and works by Schutz, Caccini, Dowland, and selected anonymous
composers; under the direction of Hank Knox and Valerie Kinslow.

Jennifer has also performed and covered lead roles in productions of Lully’s Thesée, The Rape of Lucretia,
Handel’s Agrippina, The Rake’s Progress, The Dialogues of the Carmelites and Trouble in Tahiti, directed by
Patrick Hansen. Prior to her time in Montreal, Jennifer was also a member of Victoria's Pacific Opera chorus
for their productions of The Tempest, Carmen, The Cunning Little Vixen, Tosca, and Norma.

Jennifer has sung in masterclasses for many respected artists including Nico and Carol Castel, Elly Ameling,
Rudolf Jansen, Julius Drake, Barbara Bonney, Helmut Deutsch, Robert Holl, Wolfgang Holzmair, Wolfram
Rieger, François Leroux, Richard Turp, and Sanford Sylvan. She has also had the great pleasure of studying with
Noelle Barker (UK), Cynthia Hoffman, Joanne Kolomyjec and Michael McMahon.

Over the past several summers, Jennifer has participated in a diverse range of programs, covering intensive
study of lieder, French mélodie, and opera roles. The Franz Schubert Institute (2010), The Orford Arts Centre
(2009), Lied Austria (2008), and the Halifax Summer Opera Workshop (2007) (Cornelia – Giulio Cesare), have
been formative in her love and understanding of a variety performance practices.

Jennifer was awarded a McGill Master’s Fellowship, and won the NATS Montreal 2007 Best Performance Prize.
She also holds a degree in History in Art and Medieval Studies from the University of Victoria.

Upcoming projects include a recital tour of southern British Columbia and participating in the ever-growing
West Coast early/classical music scene in as many and diverse ways as possible.


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