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Andrea GraichenAndrea Graichen is a frequent soloist in the Greater Portland area, performing a wide variety of alto and mezzo-soprano repertoire. She is a longtime member of The Choral Art Society and the St Mary Schola early music ensemble. Her recent recital repertoire featured excerpts from Handel's rarely-performed Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, American art song, and selections from Broadway. Andrea sang the role of Mother Jeanne in the Portland Symphony Orchestra presentation of Poulenc's opera Dialogues of the Carmelites. In concert operas she has sung the roles of Venere in Monteverdi's Il Ballo delle Ingrate, Dido in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Venus in Blow's Venus and Adonis, and Ninfa and Messaggiera in Monteverdi's Orfeo. Solo repertoire includes Mozart's Parto! Ma tu ben mio (La Clemenza di Tito), Schubert's Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, Robert S. Cohen's Alzheimer's Stories, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater; Poulenc's Gloria; Stravinsky's Mass; Britten's Ceremony of Carols; Bach's Mass in B minor; Handel's Messiah; Vivaldi's Gloria; Beethoven's Fantasy in C minor; Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass; Mozart's Coronation Mass, Regina Coeli, and Requiem; plus many smaller works, among them Strozzi's Lagrime Mie, Ballio's The Old Bridge at Florence, and Monteverdi's Lamento d'Ariana. Andrea graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Nutrition. She studies voice with Kathleen Grammer. Andrea and her husband Dana reside in Arundel.

Updated: 3/25/2017