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Christmas in Soprano | Dec 2 @ 7:30pm

Tamra Grace Jones confronted the reality of quarantine life by creating opportunities for live music to her local Boston community. For instance, in September 2020 she produced a multi-genre, live, outdoor, socially distanced, funded, vocal concert featuring other local artists in addition to herself. In December 2020, she and fellow New England Conservatory alum, Amanda Hardy, partnered with St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Dorchester to create a monthly, streaming, classical concert series. Thus, bringing much needed music to the community, and providing work for local professionals while raising funds for the local food pantry in high demand times. Jones is an active recitalist, specializing in Traditional Spirituals. A testament to her creativity and versatility, she has curated a timeline of the Passion as told through Bach PASSION arias and Spirituals. This fall she sang with Boston Lyric Opera’s first in-person production since 2019, Cavalleria Rusticana. In December, Upper Valley Baroque (NH) featured her as a soloist at their inaugural concert. In January, she will be joining Renée Fleming’s SongStudio at Carnegie Hall. Jones has received awards from the American Spirituals Contest, Grandi Voci (Salzburg), Vancouver International Music Competition, and the Philharmonic Society of Arlington. Among her roles are Rosalinda (Fledermaus), Carmen (Carmen), Christine (Phantom of the Opera), Marguerite (Faust) and Siegrüne (Die Walküre). She graduated with a Master in Music from the New England Conservatory. Jones studies with teacher Bradley Williams and, primarily, coach John Moriarty continually.

Tamra Grace Jones’ Christmas (selections for the evening)

What Child is This?

In the Bleak Midwinter

I Wonder as I Wander

Selections from Messiah, G.F. Handel (1685-1759)

How Beautiful Are the Feet

He Shall Feed His Flock

If God Be For Us

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

The Christmas Song

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Sweet Lil’ Jesus Boy

Rise Up, Shepherd and Follow!

Go Tell it on the Mountain

O Holy Night!

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