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Greenleaf, Jolle

She is a soprano singer sometimes credited as “Jolie” who studied at the Mannes College of Music and then took further studies at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague after receiving a Beebe Fellowship.

She sang and recorded with the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers during the 1990s as well as appearing on the 1996 album The Music of Frank Wigglesworth.  In the 2000s she appeared on the 2001 recording Treasure of Inestimable Value by the Choir of the Church of St. Agnes and she became a member of The Tiffany Consort, recording the Grammy nominated album O Magnum Mysterium in 2004 and In Sure and Certain Hope in 2006.  2005 was another busy year for her and was when she debuted at Carnegie Hall in Trauer Ode by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Called “a golden soprano” by the New York Times, she has been a soloist in a multitude of roles in productions written by many acclaimed composers such as Buxtehude, Handel , Montiverdi, Mozart, Purcell, Praetorius, Rameau, and Vivaldi and she specialises in J.S. Bach having given nearly 100 performances of his motets and cantatas.

She has also appeared with numerous ensembles such as the Folger Consort, the New York Collegium, the Phoenix Symphony, the Trinity Consort and the Vox Vocal Ensemble to name just a few.  She is the co-founder of the ensemble AsproDolce who have premiered From Earth to Heaven by Nicholas White, appeared in American cities such as Denver and New York, toured Costa Rica and released their debut album Songs of Love & Loss in 2008.

Robert Shaw Chamber Singers recordings
Angels We Have Heard on High (Traditional French/James Chadwick/Edward Shippen Barnes )
Telarc 80377 (CD: Songs of Angels: Christmas Hymns & Carols)
ConductorRobert Shaw

She performs here with Tenet on “Occhi Belli” by Luigi Rossi…


  3. CD Liner Notes: Songs of Angels: Christmas Hymns & Carols