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Elizabeth Hungerford (Soprano)

Born: Mount Vernon, Washington, USA

The American soprano, Elizabeth Hungerford, completed her studies at the Peabody Conservatory, where she studied with William Sharp and was awarded the Early Music Department's annual Award for Excellence.

Praised for her "clarion" sound (Washington Post), "breathtaking" performance ( and "lovely and pitch perfect voice" (NUVO News), Elizabeth Hungerford specialises in early music as a soloist and in small ensembles. Her recent solo engagements include a concert at the Teatro Olimpico in Italy with the European Lute Orchestra, a performance with Gut, Wind and Wire (a subset of the Baltimore Consort) and The Catacoustic Consort at the Indianapolis Early Music Festival, a series of concerts with the Folger Consort in Washington, D.C., a performance of George Frideric Handel's Neun Deutsch Arien at the Strathmore Mansion in Maryland and an appearance with the Peabody Consort at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Recent ensemble engagements include a one-per-part performance of J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244) at The Washington National Cathedral under the direction of Michael McCarthy, performances with the Washington Bach Consort in Washington, D.C., and performances with Grammy-nominated Seraphic Fire in South Florida.

Elizabeth Hungerford’s radio broadcasts include featured solo performances on Washington D.C.’s classical station, WETA; Public Radio International’s “Carols for Christmas;” Maryland Public Radio’s “Maryland Morning;” and Indiana Public Media’s “Harmonia” along with a performance with Seraphic Fire on Miami’s National Public Radio station, WLRN. She has been featured on fifteen recordings to date and will be releasing a unique disc of duets with viola da gambist Andrew Arceci in 2013. She currently lives in London, England.

“Elizabeth Hungerford’s deep, mezzo-like voice was fertile and resonant.” - Ionarts

Source: Elizabeth Hungerford Website & Facebook profile
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (March 2016)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Allen Shaffer


Member of Countertop Ensemble:
BWV 106 [2010]

Links to other Sites

Elizabeth Hungerford (Official Website)
Bethie Hungerford on Facebook


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