Julianne Davis, Soprano
Julianne Davis, soprano, is thrilled to be making her Colorado debut. She previously lived in New York, where she performed with the International Vocal Arts Institute, under Metropolitan Opera coach Joan Dornemann, and the Bronx Opera under Michael Spierman. She has also been active as a church musician and music instructor. She holds performance degrees from Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS, and the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Julianne now studies with Julie Simson and resides in Longmont, CO.
Clea Huston, Mezzo Soprano
Highlights of Clea’s solo symphonic engagements include: an extraordinary Wagner program with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Verdi’s Requiem with the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, joining the Boulder Bach Festival as their Resident Artist for their 2016/17 season, and alto soloist in the St. Matthew Passion and The Messiah with the Messiah Festival of the Arts. Mrs. Huston has also sung with the Boulder Philharmonic, Cheyenne Symphony, Boulder Chorale, Aurora Symphony, Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, The Messiah Choral Society of Grand Junction, the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, the Handel Society, and Con Brio Choral Society. She was also invited to sing as a soloist at the internationally attended Colorado MahlerFest and various concerts with the Boston Cecilia (including the role Delila in Handel’s Samson). Ms. Huston has been repeatedly requested back with many of these organizations, and she is pleased to continue deepening her relationships with these musicians.
Operatic highlights include: the title role in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Jo (Little Women), La Principessa (Suor Angelica), Olga (Eugene Onegin), Flora (La Traviata), Lucretia and Bianca (The Rape of Lucretia), Marcellina (The Marriage of Figaro), Mère Marie (Dialogues of the Carmelites), Zita (Gianni Schicchi), Dorabella (Cosi fan Tutte), and Zerlina (Don Giovanni). As a young artist with Lyric Opera Cleveland, Ms. Huston had the honor of working with the beloved American operatic composer Mark Adamo. She was involved in the production of Little Women under his direction. Clea has also had the opportunity of performing diverse symphonic concerts, ranging from early music art song to “opera pops” type concerts and art song cycles, such as Les nuits d’été (Berlioz) and Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Mahler). Mrs. Huston was a Metropolitan Opera Regional Finalist in San Francisco and an Alberta Heritage of Arts Scholarship recipient (a prestigious career grant).
Mrs. Huston has her Doctorate in Opera and Vocal Pedagogy from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and received her Masters and Undergraduate degrees from New England Conservatory of Music. A native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Clea is both a Canadian and American citizen.
Jason baldwin, tenor
American tenor, Jason Baldwin, has performed with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Utah Symphony & Opera, Opera Colorado, Austin Opera, Amarillo Opera, Opera Tampa, Asheville Lyric Opera, Opera Fort Collins, Opera Theatre of the Rockies, Utah Lyric Opera and Emerald City Opera. Some notable roles performed include: Tamino, Rodolfo, Alfredo, Pinkerton, Tybalt, Pang, Arturo, Adolfo Pirelli, Jacquino, Ernesto, Camille de Rosillion, and Don José.
A gifted concert artist, one of Mr. Baldwin’s most notable concert performances was the Britten War Requiem under the baton of Marin Alsop. Other concert credits include: Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem, Dvorak’s Reqiem, Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti, Richard Einhorn’s Voices of Light, as well as numerous “Opera’s Greatest Hits” concerts. Mr. Baldwin has performed with the Utah Symphony, the Colorado Symphony, Saint Louis Philharmonic, Greeley Philharmonic, Cheyenne Symphony, Grand Junction Symphony, the Boulder Philharmonic, Jefferson Symphony, the Colorado Chamber Players, the Littleton Symphony, Sinfonia of the West, Tucson Symphony and the Colorado Music Festival.
Mr. Baldwin earned a Master’s degree in vocal performance at the University of Colorado, after receiving his undergraduate degree in vocal performance from Mars Hill College, NC. He was a Studio Artist during Utah Symphony and Opera’s 2003-2004 Season, an Ensemble Artist at Opera Theatre St. Louis in 2003, and a Young Artist with Opera Colorado from 1999-2002. Mr. Baldwin has been on staff at Metropolitan State University for four years where he serves as a private voice teacher. Past voice teachers include: Dr. Julie Fortney, Patrick Mason, Pat Misslin, Mark Oswald, and currently Bill Schuman. Originally from Asheville, NC, Mr. Baldwin and his family reside in Boulder, Colorado.
Malcolm Ulbrick, Baritone
Baritone Malcolm Ulbrick originally hails from Lawrence, Kansas and is thrilled to be singing with the Aurora Symphony. He received his Masters in Music from CU in May 2014 where he studied with Patrick Mason and performed such roles as Billy Bigelow in Carousel, Olin Blitch in Sussanah, Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, Nick Shadow in The Rake’s Progress, Gideon March in Little Women. and Marcello in La Boheme. He enjoys production work and has served as Assistant Director on CU's Eklund Opera Program's production of Mozart's Die Zauberflote, directed by acclaimed modern opera composer Herschel Garfein, and made his directorial debut with Boulder Opera Company for their 2015 children’s production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia and in April 2016 made his performance debut with BOC as the title role in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. He has also sung lead roles with The Colorado Music Festival, Opera Steamboat and Opera Theatre of the Rockies. Concert work includes bass soloist in the Grand Junction Messiah Choral Society's Messiah and with the Boulder Messiah Sing Along Chorus, bass solos with Boulder Chamber Orchestra for Beethoven's 9th Symphony and Mozart's Requiem, singing the title role of Medelssohn's Elijah with the Larimer Chorale, as well as performances with the Aurora Symphony. As a member of Central City Opera's educational outreach ensemble, he performs in schools throughout the Front Range.
Malcolm currently studies with Carol Kirkpatrick and lives in Denver with his wife Carmel, son Aero, and 2 dogs.
dr. Vicki burrichter, artistic director of boulder chorale
Dr. Vicki Burrichter became Artistic Director of the Boulder Chorale in July of 2015. Under her leadership, the Chorale has continued to showcase its 53 year history of musical excellence in performing classical music, while expanding the repertoire into diverse styles. Highlights of her time with them include: Duke Ellington's Sacred Music Concerts (which the chorus will take to the Netherlands next summer with two Grammy-winning brass players and members of the Montview Presbyterian Church in Denver), Carnival Brazil with The Boulder Samba School and Ginga, the Tangos of Argentina with Austin Piazzolla, Between Heaven and Earth - Hindustani classical music with JamKeyJam, Misa Tariro with Kutandara Marimba, To Hope! A Celebration, by Dave Brubeck, Mozart's Requiem with The Boulder Chamber Orchestra, and the Brahms'Shicksalslied with The Boulder Philharmonic.
Highlights of her work before leading The Boulder Chorale include directing Voices of Light, an oratorio set to the 1927 Carl Dryer film, The Passion of Joan of Arc; a tour with students to Cuba to perform with the National Choir of Cuba; conducting the Colorado Symphony and 200 singers in the secular oratorio Sing for the Cure; twice collaborating with the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble to perform jazz legend Mary Lou Williams' Mary Lou's Mass at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts; founding the SOAR! Youth and Adult Choir, which mentors foster/adopted children in choral music and life skills and has been nationally-recognized for its inter-generational approach and youth mentoring; winning a Gold Medal at the New York Choral Festival with her chamber choir of ten years, Canto Spiritus; and recording with that ensemble the CD Brazil! The Choral Music of Marcos Leite. For 25 years, she taught voice and performance privately, and was described by teacher and author David Craig (On Performing; On Singing Onstage) as: "One of the most brilliant performers I have ever taught."
Dr. Burrichter is founder and director of several musical non-profits and a successful production company, VIART Productions, LLC. She speaks on the business of artistic social entrepreneurship to organizations across the country, and in 2014, was asked to give the commencement address to the Graduate School at her alma mater, the University of Northern Colorado. She is a lifelong educator, and has taught all levels from elementary school through college. She holds a Doctorate in Choral Literature and Conducting, a Masters in Music, a Bachelors in Theater, and did post-undergraduate studies in jazz, African music, and twentieth-century music. Her doctoral dissertation was on the choral music of Dr. Gwyneth Walker. Her mentors and teachers include conductors Marin Alsop, Vance George, Pierre Boulez, and Robert Shaw. www.drvickiburrichter.com.