soprano | educator
Praised for her “outstanding performances” and “noble” singing (Bloomington Herald Times), soprano Tabitha Lewis is in demand as a professional chorister. Her current collaborations are with the Artefact Ensemble, the Clarion Choir, Conspirare, and the St. Tikhon Choir. She can be heard as a featured soloist on recordings with The St. Tikhon Choir (Vespers) and NOTUS (of radiance & refraction). Previous choral appointments saw her with Volti in San Francisco, Vox Musica in Sacramento, and Aire Born Recording Group in Indianapolis. Her operatic credits include Rosalba in Florencia en el Amazonas, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, and a bevy of musical theater and Gilbert and Sullivan. Her concert work includes Mozart's Requiem, Mahler's Symphony No. 2, and Libby Larsen’s Sonnets from the Portuguese. One favorite concert was Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass under the baton of the late Joseph Flummerfelt, followed by a close second, a solo recital with Martin Katz at the piano. In 2022, she won 3rd place in the Art Song division of the American Prize.
A keen interpreter of newly composed music, Tabitha regularly collaborates with composers and has sung premieres for Craig Hella Johnson, Benedict Sheehan, Juliana Hall, Chris LaRosa and has collaborated with Libby Larsen, Daniel Paulson, and Mark Carlson.
Lewis earned her Doctor of Music and Master of Music from Indiana University and her Bachelor of Music, cum laude, from Wheaton College (Illinois). She held academic appointments at Georgia College and State University and Indiana University, and maintains a private studio.