Ms. Montalbano reprised her performance of Agnus Dei from Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle with the Rutgers University Singers last week. Here’s what it looked like:

A recording of the Choral Arts Philadelphia February concert will be up soon.

Ms. Montalbano will be performing a program of Medieval Florentine music at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC with Trio Eos.

FLORENCE: Christmas Music of the Trecento
with The Folger Consort

Folger Shakespeare Library – Elizabethan Theatre
201 East Capitol Street Southeast
Washington, DC 20003
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December 14, 2012 8pm
December 15, 2012 5pm
December 15, 2012 8pm
December 16, 2012 5pm
December 16, 2012 2pm
December 19, 2012 7:30pm
December 20, 2012 7:30pm
December 21, 2012 8pm
December 22, 2012 2pm
December 22, 2012 5pm
December 23, 2012 2pm
Tickets: $50

Pre-concert discussion
Friday, December 14, 7pm

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Ms. Montalbano will be performing Mozart’s Requiem at Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr.

A Lenten Memorial Concert and Fundraiser

Carol Chickering, soprano
Maren Montalbano, mezzo-soprano
William Burden, tenor
Brian Ming Chu, baritone

with orchestra and the Redeemer choirs
Michael Stairs, organist
Michael Diorio, director

Church of the Redeemer
230 Pennswood Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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Friday, March 16, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets $20, ($10 students) available online or at the door.
Advance ticket purchase is recommended for priority seating.
Childcare available by advance online request.

All proceeds go to benefit the music program at The Redeemer.

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Ms. Montalbano will be appearing at Millersville University to teach a masterclass and perform with Millersville University’s Choral Ensembles.

Millersville University

Maren Montalbano, mezzo-soprano
Millersville University choirs
Dr. Mark Boyle, conductor

Steinman Hall
The Ware Center
Millersville University Lancaster
42 N. Prince St.
Lancaster, PA 17603

MASTERCLASS: Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 12:00 PM (free)
CONCERT: Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 7:30 PM (tickets: $10 – free for students)

For more information, contact the Millersville music department at 717-872-3357.

Ms. Montalbano will be performing the alto solo in Mozart’s Requiem and Vesperae Solennes de Confessore with the Reading Choral Society.

Reading Choral Society

Peter Hopkins, conductor
Jennifer Michalik, soprano
Maren Montalbano, mezzo-soprano
Steve McMahon, tenor
Jackson Williams, bass

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church
701 Franklin Street
West Reading, PA 19611

Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 4:00 PM

General Admission
$18 advance tickets
$20 at door
Students $1 at door
To order tickets, call the RCS office: (610) 898-1939

Ms. Montalbano will be performing the role of Isaac in Benjamin Britten’s Abraham and Isaac. This piece will be one of three of Britten’s Five Canticles that will be performed with Choral Arts of Philadelphia, directed by Matthew Glandorf.

Written in 1952, Britten adapted text from medieval language of the Chester Miracle Plays rather than the authorized version of Bible. During this canticle, Britten portrays the most dramatic moment in the life of Abraham as recounted in Genesis 22, the binding and near sacrifice of his beloved son Isaac in obedience to God.
program notes from Krista Tippett’s Being from American Public Media

Benjamin Britten

Also on the program: Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsoria de Sabbato Sancto and Stravinsky’s Pater Noster.

David Price – Abraham
Maren Montalbano – Isaac
Matthew Glandorf – conductor

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
1625 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Friday, April 8, 2011 at 8:00pm

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Ms. Montalbano will be one of 12 women singing with the New York Philharmonic, performing Ligeti’s Clocks and Clouds (1973), under the direction of Esa-Pekka Salonen.

The title of Ligeti’s Clocks and Clouds refers to an essay by the Anglo-Austrian philosopher Karl Raimund Popper, “On Clocks and Clouds.” Popper’s essay describes two different kinds of processes that occur in nature, one that can be measured exactly (“clocks”) and the other, made up of indefinite occurrences that can only be described in a statistical approximation (“clouds”). According to Ligeti: “I liked Popper’s title and it awakened in me musical associations of a kind of form in which rhythmically and harmonically precise shapes gradually change into diffuse sound textures and vice-versa, whereby then, the musical happening consists primarily of processes of the dissolution of the ‘clocks’ to ‘clouds’ and the condensation and materialization of ‘clouds’ to ‘clocks’.”
– from Steve Lacoste’s article on the LA Philharmonic performance

For more videos and commentary by Maestro Salonen about the piece, go here.

György Ligeti

Thu, Mar. 24, 2011 at 7:30PM
Fri, Mar. 25, 2011 at 2:00PM
Sat, Mar. 26, 2011 at 8:00PM

Avery Fisher Hall
New York, NY

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
New York Philharmonic
Women of the New York Choral Artists (Joseph Flummerfelt, director)

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Ms. Montalbano will be performing the alto solo (the roles of the Angel and the Queen) in Mendelssohn’s epic oratorio, Elijah with the Philadelphia Biblical University Symphony and Chorus in Langhorne, PA.

February 25, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.

William Chatlos Memorial Chapel
Philadelphia Biblical University
Langhorne, PA

Joseph Caminiti, conductor
Steven Condy, baritone – Elijah
Donna Lee Ramsey, soprano
Maren Montalbano, mezzo-soprano
David Shockey, tenor

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Ms. Montalbano will be performing the mezzo-soprano solo of Verdi’s Requiem with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra in Lancaster, PA.

November 12, 13 and 14, 2010
Opening Night Friday at 8 pm
Saturday at 3 and 8 pm
Sunday at 7:30 pm

At the historic Fulton Opera House
12 N. Prince St., Downtown Lancaster

Francesco La Vecchia, conductor
Dr. William Wright, chorusmaster
Lancaster Symphony Chorus comprised of audition singers from the community, members of the Franklin & Marshall College Chamber Singers, The Millersville University Keystone Singers under the direction of Dr. Mark A. Boyle, and The Elizabethtown College Concert Choir directed by Dr. Matthew Fritz
Julie-Ann Whitely Green, soprano
Maren Montalbano, mezzo-soprano
Jeffrey Halili, tenor
Zeffin Quinn Hollis, baritone

Ms. Montalbano will join budding early music ensemble, The Buxtehude Consort, in its third concert program. This concert will feature Membra Jesu Nostri, Dietrich Buxtehude’s monumental cycle of seven cantatas devoted to the body of Christ. Performance dates are April 9 and 10, 2010.

April 9, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.
Church of the Resurrection
620 South 8th Street, Philadelphia
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April 10, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s Church
22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave., Philadelphia
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