soprano from Pocomoke City, Maryland, who graduated from Eastern Mennonite
University in 1989 and furthered her education at Temple University.
November 1989, she portrayed the sorceress in the Temple University Concert
Choir’s performance of Dido and Aeneas. She played Zita
in Temple University’s production of Gianni Schicchi
on 1st May 1990 at Thomas Hall Theater in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. On 5th
December 1991, she embodied Linetta in the Temple
University Opera Theatre’s mounting of Sergei Prokofiev’s The
Love for Three Oranges.
soprano soloist for All Saints Episcopal Church, which is located in
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, in 1995, and has served in the same capacity for
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. In 1999, she became a guest vocalist
in concert with Chester County Christian Chorale and its renditions of
George Frideric Handel’s Messiah. She also participated in a Messiah sing-along on 10th
April 2004, which was held in Westminster Presbyterian Church.
June 2005, she was a featured soloist at Lehman Auditorium on the campus of
EMU for a presentation of Beethoven’s 9th, in tandem with
the Bach Festival Orchestra, under the baton of Kenneth J. Nafziger. She
also sang “Cantata No. 45” by J.S. Bach and “Les Nuits d’Ete, Op. 7”
of Hector Berlioz at the festival, whose theme that year was composers
whose surnames began with the second letter of the alphabet.
In 2007, she
appeared on Michael Udow’s Footprints CD as the token soprano in
“The Shattered Mirror Suite for Baritone, Soprano, Tenor, Chorus,
Piano, Synthesizer and Eight Percussionists”.
She helped The
Philadelphia Singers commemorate their 35th anniversary on 12th
April 2008 in a program that included Haydn’s “Missa in Angustiis” and
Mozart’s “Vesperae Solennes di Confessore”.
On 22th May 2009, she participated in The Crossing’s
second Month of Moderns concert, a mixed bag that comprised works by
composers such as Kirsten Broberg, Petr Eben, Thierry Escaich, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Bo Holten,
James MacMillan, Peter McGarr , and Steven Stucky.
to familiar territory on 14th June 2009 in Handel’s Messiah at the Shenandoah Valley
Bach Festival at EMU in Harrisonburg, Pennsylvania. The festival ran a week and also
featured Heidi in Bach’s “Cantata BWV 146” and Handel’s
January 2010, she reunited with The Crossing in another eclectic potpourri
of works, Eriks Esenvald’s
“Legend of the Walled-in Woman” and “The Sun Dogs”,
and “The Little Match Girl Passion” by David Lang. No less interesting was her
appearance with Due Solisti on 15th May
2010 in a recital of modern music by Lionel Rogg,
Lynn Job, Michal Macourek, and Pamela Decker, at
In addition to
her busy concert schedule, Heidi is also on the faculty of Roberto Clemente
Middle School in The City of Brotherly Love.