For the non-academics out there, a vita is a super resume.  It is a list of what one has done in one's life and profession, all in chronological order.  Mine is up to thirteen pages long.  I encourage my students to start creating their vitae while they are in college or in their early 20's since doing it as I did in my 40's from all those boxes of old programs is really the hard way.  Not only do you have to create it, but you have to update it regularly.

Now that I'm not singing as much as I used to, I've decided to post some of my roles and concerts so that you can see when, where, and what I've performed.  There are not a lot of famous places listed here.  I was always more interested in getting to do music than in getting to do it with famous people or in famous places.

Oratorio Soloist

Bach Cantatas 1, 52, 53, 202, 271       Atlanta Bach Choir and/or St. John’s Lutheran Church
          Cantata 36                                  Atlanta Bach Choir, Bach Around the Clock, 1990
          Cantata 62                                  St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1982
          Cantata 78                                  Vinings United Methodist Church, 1985
          Cantata 79                                  St. John’s Lutheran Church, Atlanta, 1984
          Cantata 80                                  Atlanta Bach Choir, First Pres Church of Marietta, 1985
          Cantata 84                                  Vinings United Methodist Church, 1985
           Cantata 140                            Decatur Presbyterian Church, 1985
          Cantata 143                                Atlanta Bach Choir, First Pres Church of Marietta, 1985
Bach, Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248    Atlanta Bach Choir, Bach Around the Clock, 1990
Bach Magnificat in D                             Atlanta Bach Choir, Druid Hills Presbyterian, 1987
   Masterworks Chorale, Druid Hills UMC, Atlanta, 1984
Beethoven, Mount of Olives                  Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church of Atlanta, 1984
Brittan, Ceremony of Carols                  St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, Christmas Eve 1990-2004,
    William Noll Chorale, 1980
    Druid Hills Methodist Church, 1977
Buxtehude, Every Word and Thought   St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1978
Fauré, Requiem                                     St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 2005
Funke, Passion Ac’ding to St.Matthew  St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1980
Handel, Saul                                          Masterworks Chorale, St. John’s Lutheran, Atlanta, 1986
Handel, St. John Passion                      St. John’s Lutheran Church, Atlanta, 1979, 1982
Handel, Messiah                                    King Street Baptist Church, Smyrna, GA, 1992; Decatur
                                                               Civic Chorus, Decatur, 1991; Gwinnett Festival
                                                               Singers, Duluth, 1989; 
Masterworks Chorale, St. John’s
                                                               Lutheran Church, Atlanta, 1988; 
Second Ponce de Leon
                                                               Baptist Church of Atlanta, 1985;
William Noll Chorale,
Rome (GA) Symphony Orchestra, 1980; First
                                                                Presbyterian Marietta, 1979; 
Druid Hills UMC, 1976
Haydn, Mass in Time of War                 Emory University Summer Sings, 1976 and 1980
Haydn, Nelson Mass                             Emory University Summer Sing 1980
Haydn, M, Lauft ihr Hirten Allzugleich   St. Matthew Lutheran, 1981
Mendelssohn, Elijah                              Druid Hills UMC, First Presbyterian Church of Marietta
Mendelssohn, Hymn of Praise              First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 1978
Mendelssohn, St. Paul                          Druid Hills UMC, 1975
McConnell, Nu schulon herigan            Commissioned for Pat Callaway and the choir of St.
                                                                    Bede’s Episcopal Church Organ Dedication Concert, 
                                                                    Atlanta, March 2000; 2001 choir tour to
                                                                    Durham Cathedral, Durham; Christ College, Durham;
                                                                    St. Paul’s, Jarrow; St. Peter’s, Chester-le-Street,
                                                                    Great Britain; and Festival of the
Fine Arts Sacred
Concert, Brenau University, April 17, 2002
Mozart, Coronation Mass                      Pensacola Choral Society, Pensacola, 1993
Mozart, Exultate Jubilate                       Concerts 1980, 1982; Atlanta Music Club, 1979; Atlanta-
                                                                     Emory Orchestra, 1977
Mozart, Missa Brevis                            Masterworks Chorale, Atlanta, 1989
Mozart, Requiem                                  St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 2003; St. James UMC,
                                                                     1986; Druid Hills UMC, Atlanta, 1984, 1977
Mozart, Vesperae solennes                  Pensacola Choral Society, Pensacola,1993; Masterworks
                                                                     Chorale, Lutheran; Church of the Apostles, Atlanta,
                                                                     1992; Emory Collegium Musicum, 1984
Schubert, Mass in G                             Masterworks Chorale, 1985
Schubert, Miriams’s Song of Triumph   Emory University Collegium Musicum, 1982
Pergolesi, Magnificat                             St. John’s Lutheran Church, Atlanta, 1980
Pergolesi, Stabat mater (duet version)  Druid Hills UMC, 1979; Centennial Church, Columbia,
                                                               SC; First Presbyterian 
Church of Marietta; and St.
                                                               Matthew  Lutheran, Atlanta, 1981; 
St. Bede’s
                                                               Episcopal Church, Good Fridays, 1997-2002
Vaughn-Williams, Five Mystical Songs  St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, Easter, 2002-3, 2005
Vivaldi, Gloria                                         Gwinett Festival Singers, Duluth, 1989; Druid Hills
                                                                      Presbyterian Church, 1984; Masterworks Chorale,
                                                                      Druid Hills Methodist Church, 1984
Saint-Saens, Christmas Oratorio          Druid Hills Methodist Church, Atlanta, 1977
Szymanowski, Stabat mater                 St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1984; Masterworks Chorale ,
                                                                      St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta, 1987


 Opera, Operetta, and Musical Theater

Judith in Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle (1997, Brenau OPERA)

Mme. Altina in Pasatieri’s La Divina (1997, Brenau OPERA)

Mother in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel (1995, Brenau OPERA)

Mme. Southernbell in Mozart’s The Impresario (1995, Onyx Opera-Atlanta)

Mme. Hertz in Mozart’s The Impresario (1985, 1990-91, Atlanta Opera Studio)

Marcellina in Beethoven’s Fidelio (1983, Candler Concert Series, Emory University)

Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte (1982, West Georgia College Opera Workshop)

Rosalinda in Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus (1981, West Georgia College Opera Workshop)

Iolanthe in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe (1981, Southeastern Savoyards)

Constanze in Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio (1981, Atlanta Repertory Opera)

The Queen of the Night in Mozart’s The Magic Flute (1979, West Georgia Opera Workshop)

La Messengera in Monteverdi’s Orfeo (1978, Emory Opera Theater )

Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen (1978, The Atlanta Opera)

Lady Thiang in Rogers & Hammerstein’s The King and I (1977, DHPC, Atlanta)

Perichole in Offenbach’s La Perichole (1975, Phoenix Opera, Atlanta)

Marenka in Smetana’s The Bartered Bride (1974, Phoenix Opera, Atlanta)

Giulietta in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffman (1971, Emory Opera Theater)

Queen in the medieval  Play of Daniel (1971, Emory Opera Theater)

Despina in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte (1970, Emory Opera Theater, Atlanta)

Gossip in Britten’s Noye’s Fludde (1968, Glenn Memorial U.M.C., Atlanta)