Media

You Are The Dust

from

Song from the Uproar: The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt (2012)

Music and Text by Missy Mazzoli (b. 1980)
Recorded at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church (DC) for The Shining Place,
February 2022

Michael Sheppard, piano
Andrew Bohman, audio & video engineer

June by Melissa Dunphy

from

I take the long way there

 a classical music concert-film, created during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through experimental music videos of works by Dunphy, Krash, Laitman, Casulana, and Aleotti, this film project engages with making art and rediscovering the everyday moments that sustain us through turbulent times.

Lieder by Josephine Lang

(1815-1880)

Middlebury Deutsche Schule Liederabend 2018 at the Mahaney Center for the Arts

Aleeza Meir (piano)

i. Sie liebt mich
ii. Traumbild

Barbara!

from

G.F. Handel’s Alcina

Recorded at 244 Rehearsal Studios (NYC), 2018
Mariel Mayz (piano)

Six chansons françaises by Germaine Tailleferre

(1892-1983)

from To the queen of my heart

with Eric Sedgwick (piano) and recorded at 244 Rehearsal Studios (NYC), 2019

i. Souvent un air de verité
ii. Mon mari m’a diffamée
iii. Vrai Dieu, qui m’y confortera

I Hardly Remember

(The Widow an Avenue D)

from 

Alphabet City Song Cycle by Georgia Stitt & Marcy Heisler

Performed on Queen of Hearts with Sarah Dutcher (piano) and Jesse Markowitz (violin) at the Arete Venue & Gallery (Brooklyn, NY)

It must have been a challenge to find performers who could sing and dance as well. All the voices were fine but we were most impressed with sopranos Noelle McMurtry … [who] captured the Baroque style with pure tones that floated beautifully in the upper register.”

Meche Kroop

Voce di Meche

Whether they sing singly or together, as they do in their portrayal of the Muses, McMurty, Crossot, and Bosworth display that they are fully capable of handling Soper’s sophisticated and intricate score.

Barbara Mackay

DC Metro Theatre Arts

Soprano Noelle McMurtry and bass Andy Berry were the most notable soloists, and the whole tribe created a vibrant, exuberant chorus.

Heidi Waleson

The Wall Street Journal

“[Fairy Queen] is all terrific fun once you are swept into the spirit, and that doesn’t take long . . . Especially fine among the singers on Friday were Noelle McMurtry and Tamra Paselk; sopranos.”

James R. Oestreich

The New York Times

“Each of the very gifted singers . . . including Noelle McMurtry . . . has at least one aria to deliver . . . These are beautiful, lilting pieces of music, with large amounts of fioritura. The singers’ task of keeping their tone pure and tremolo at bay, in order to contrast “simple” singing with these virtuosic embellishments, is a demanding one (among the women, McMurtry is especially skilled at this).”

Deborah Jowitt

Dance Beat Arts Journal

“In the middle as Polyxo was the more silvery-toned Noelle McMurtry, who turned aside from the trio’s singing to ask questions. She went with increasing insistence to a pile of books, quoting Jung, Ovid, Pausanias, and other sources, her thoughtful analysis offering some comic relief from the unrelenting fierceness of the siren song.”

Charles T. Downey

Washington Classical Review