She is an alto, mezzo soprano and clarinettist who recorded with The Philadelphia Singers on the holiday recording Gloria! Gloria! in 1987.
The longest serving member of the VoxAmaDeus Ensemble since the 1990s, she has performed on the 1996 album Bach: Magnificat, the 1997 Vivaldi: Magnificat and was a chorus member on their live recording of Verdi’s Requiem in 2007. The following year she appeared on the ensemble’s live recording of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis.
She also sings as a member of the Overbrook Quartet and The Overbrook Choir at the Overbrook Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia..
As a clarinettist she has been a member of the Upper Darby Sousa Band and was a musician at the debut concert of the Pennsylvania Symphonic Wind Band.
The Philadelphia Singers recordings
Adeste Fidelis (Frederick Oakeley/John Francis Wade)
RCA 6559-2-RC (Gloria! Gloria!)
Soprano – Benita Valente
Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
Conductor – Michael Korn
Here’s VoxAmaDeus performing a medley from The Empire Strikes Back…
- CD Liner Notes: Gloria! Gloria!