H E L E N A V O N R U E D E N
S i n g i n g
Recent solo oratorio performances include Handel's Messiah with the Winston-Salem Symphony and Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale, Duruflé's Requiem, Saint-Saëns' Christmas Oratorio, Mozart's Requiem and Handel's Messiah, also withthe Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale, and Mozart's Missa Brevis in G Major with the Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney Choruses. Past solo oratorio performances with Santa Maria Philharmonic Society, Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale, and Lompoc Music Association in California.
Dr. von Rueden is equally at home in ensemble singing. She is a past member of Sanctuary, the professional choral ensemble of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Richmond and currently sings with and directs The Piedmont Singers of Central Virginia. She is a guest soloist and professional chorus member of the Schola Cantorum at the Richmond Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. She is a past member of the Simon Carrington Chamber Singers, and can be heard on their debut recording, Go Song of Mine.
Operatic roles have included Rosina in The Barber of Seville, Poppea in L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Dorabella in Cosí fan tutte and Mrs. Splinters in The Tender Land with University of California Santa Barbara, and Kate Pinkerton (cover) for Opera Santa Barbara Poppea in Madame Butterfly.
Dr. von Rueden holds a Masters degree in Vocal Performance from University of California Santa Barbara, where she studied with Linda Di Fiore and Benjamin Brecher and won the UCSB Concerto Competition in 2011, singing Poulenc’s La Dame de Monte Carlo with the UCSB Orchestra in March 2011.
Una voce poco fa
from Il barbieri di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini
Sein wir wieder gut
from Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss
Oh Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion
from The Messiah by George Frederic Handel
from Mass in C Minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart