Soprano Sarah Berger has performed solo and chamber repertoire ranging from Heinrich Schütz to John Adams with ensembles including Concert Artists of Baltimore, Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Handel Choir of Baltimore, Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Bach Consort, Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, Hood College Choir, the Bach Sinfonia, the Baltimore Masterworks Chorale, the Orchestra of the 17th Century, and the chamber ensembles Sarah and the Rebeccas, Stylus Luxurians and the Ceciliana Quartet.
Ms. Berger’s recent seasons have included solo appearances with Baltimore Choral Arts Society under the direction of Anthony Blake Clark in the Brahms Requiem, Handel’s Messiah and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, and with the Thomas Circle Singers in John Rutter’s Requiem. Appearances in recent seasons have spanned many centuries and styles, from Bach to Schubert to Barber in chamber recitals in some of Baltimore’s great musical spaces. She presented madrigals and arias of the Renaissance and Baroque on texts of the Italian poet Ariosto with the baroque trio S’amusant; songs of Cole Porter at Baltimore’s landmark Evergreen House; a cappella treble trios with Sarah and the Rebeccas; and songs of Schubert at the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion. She was soprano soloist in last season’s performance of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion by Concert Artists of Baltimore at the Baltimore Basilica, and in Bach’s “Coffee Cantata” and Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen as part of the Hafenmusik concert series, under the direction of Daniel Aune.
Performances of recent seasons have also included lute songs of Dowland and Purcell, Haydn’s “Lord Nelson” Mass, and collaborations with Afro House Productions and the Baltimore Rock Opera Society. Recent performances have also included Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Vivaldi’s Gloria with the Handel Choir of Baltimore under the direction of Arian Khaefi; Lieder of Schubert, Brahms and Strauss with Jed Gaylin, piano; and Mozart’s “Great” Mass in C Minor, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, and Susanna in scenes from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, all with Concert Artists with Concert Artists of Baltimore under the direction of Edward Polochick.
Ms. Berger made her European debut as the soprano soloist in performances of Mozart’s Requiem with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society in Paris, Oiron, and Aix-en-Provence, France in 2007. She performs throughout the season with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Concert Artists of Baltimore Symphonic Chorale, and as soprano soloist at Christ Lutheran Church at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
Ms. Berger received a Bachelor of Arts in musicology and English literature at Oberlin College and a Master of Music degree in vocal performance from the Peabody Conservatory. She studied with Penelope Mackay at the Royal Academy of Music in London; coached with Mark Markham, Clara Taylor, Julius Drake and Ian Partridge; and has performed in masterclasses with John Shirley-Quirk, Max van Egmond, Phyllis Curtin, and Richard Miller. Ms. Berger lives in Baltimore.