We are extremely grateful to the Rowland Foundation for their support of Emmanuel Music’s Community Connections program.
The artistic staff of Emmanuel Music is pleased to announce the Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellows for the 2012-2013 concert season. This Fellowship honors younger artists who have performed with Emmanuel Music, have demonstrated exceptional artistic talent, and have enthusiastically participated within the Emmanuel community of musicians. Fellows are featured in the concert season and in the Community Connections Programs, and they are given substantial publicity in all concert programs and marketing materials.
Double Bassist Kate Foss is an active classical performer in the Boston and New England area, appearing often with ensembles such as the Orchestra of Indian Hill and Discovery Ensemble. She began performing with Emmanuel Music in the fall of 2011, serving in both continuo and orchestral roles. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she performed with groups including the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Ballet, and Madison Symphony Orchestra, Kate moved to Boston for New England Conservatory’s Master of Music program in 2008. While at NEC, she studied with Boston Symphony bassist Todd Seeber. She has traveled far and wide for music, attending summer orchestra festivals in Japan, Austria, and British Columbia. Kate also enjoys performing for musicals, often appearing in pit bands on upright and electric bass in several of Boston's theaters.
Described by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a dignified and beautiful singer, Paul Max Tipton, baritone, is building a career in opera, oratorio, and early music. He has soloed and recorded under such notable figures as Leonard Slatkin, Masaaki Suzuki, Helmuth Rilling, Ton Koopman, Nicholas McGegan, Paul Hillier, Craig Hella Johnson, and Simon Carrington. Recent highlights include Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 with the Grand Rapids Symphony, Bach's Christmas Oratorio for the Oregon Bach Festival's Discovery Series, Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum at Carnegie Hall, and Frank Martin’s song cycle Sechs Monologe aus Jedermann in recital with Ted Taylor in New Haven. Mr. Tipton trained on a full fellowship at the University of Michigan School of Music in Ann Arbor, where he was mentored by mezzo-soprano Luretta Bybee and bass-baritone Greer Grimsley, and studied with Grace Bumbry and the late Lorraine Hunt-Lieberson. While at the University of Michigan, he performed the title role in Don Giovanni under the baton of Martin Katz, and soloed under Leonard Slatkin on the Naxos recording of William Bolcom’s Songs of Innocence & of Experience, a project that won three Grammys. Mr. Tipton is a 2010 graduate of the Yale University Institute of Sacred Music where he studied with tenor James Taylor.