MaryAnn Mccormick Sings Bach

MaryAnn McCormick, mezzo-soprano

CSO Chorus, Robert Taylor, director

Ken Lam, Conductor

October 29, 2016


The Gaillard Center

MaryAnn McCormick, Mezzo-Soprano
CSO Chorus, Robert Taylor, director
Ken Lam, Conductor

Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano, MaryAnn McCormick, has performed at top theaters all over the world for more than 25 years. Such companies include La Scala as Isabella in L’italiana in Algeri; Rome Opera as the title role of Carmen; Turin Opera also as Carmen and Azucena in Il Trovatore; Chicago Lyric Opera as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly; and with the Metropolitan Opera for more than 20 seasons. Her varied repertoire has included great roles from Handel to premieres of new works such as Dr. Sun Yat-Sen by Huang Ruo for the Santa Fe Opera.

The recipient of a 2012 Grammy award for her participation in Wagner’s Ring Cycle with the Metropolitan Opera, Ms. McCormick has performed many roles there in 112 performances. Equally at home with concert repertoire, she has performed with some of the greatest orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, The Boston Symphony, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

As a recitalist and chamber musician, Ms. McCormick’s notable venues include New York’s Morgan Library and Alice Tully Hall, Boston’s Jordan Hall, The Châtelet in Paris, and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall and Philadelphia’s Academy of Music accompanied by Wolfgang Sawallisch.

She has recorded with the Emerson String Quartet; the New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur; Orchestre National de France in the role of Tigrane in Puccini’s Edgar; and is featured singing in the Miramax film The Talented Mr. Ripley. Ms. McCormick was honored to join the voice faculty of New England Conservatory in Boston in 2015.

MaryAnn Mccormick Sings Bach

Internationally-acclaimed soprano MaryAnn McCormick returns to the CSO to sing Bach cantatas for our Chamber Music Series after her stirring performance with us on New Year's Eve, 2015. Music Director Ken Lam conducts the CSO Chorus in three Bach cantatas and the orchestra in Brandenburg Concerto No. 1.


Johann Sebastian Bach
Cantata No. 62
I. Nun komm der heiden Heiland

Brandenburg Concerto No. 1

Cantata No. 170
I. Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust

Cantata No. 74
VII. Nicht kann mich eretten

Cantata No. 82
I. Ich habe genug


Mass in B minor
Laudamus te

St. Matthew Passion: Part II
No. 47 Erbarme Dich

Cantata No. 83
I. Erfreute Zeit im neuen Bunde

Cantata No. 78
I. Jesu, der du meine Seele

Cantata No. 147
X. Jesu bleibet meine Freude