NaGuanda Nobles’s Clara was everything one could hope for in her opening of the opera, singing “Summertime” -Atlanta Opera
Like most great singers, Mrs. Nobles began singing within the supportive walls of her home church, where she discovered a love for singing and developed as a soloist. Although she was born in Tallahassee, Mrs. Nobles attended Thomasville High School, where she began her classical training. She accepted a full scholarship to attend Florida State University (FSU) and received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in voice performance. Throughout her years of college, Mrs. Nobles was a featured soloist with the Florida State University Singers, directed by Dr. André Thomas, who has recently invited Mrs. Nobles to travel as the soprano soloist for various concerts, including the Soul of America tour throughout Europe with the Berlin Rundfunkchor, the Netherlands Radio Choir, and the NDR Choir Festival in Hamburg.Receiving rave reviews for her “big, warming soprano with a lovely shimmering top that she uses with a ravishing effect”, Mrs. Nobles has made her mark on stage as a recitalist and an opera performer with companies like the Pittsburgh Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, the Dayton Opera and The Boston Symphony, to name a few. She offers a winning combination of beauty and intensity in her singing, which has granted her to claim the first place prize with various prestigious competitions like the Shreveport ‘Singer of the Year’, the Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Foundation Competition, the Irene Dalis Vocal Competition in its inaugural year, the Opera Birmingham Vocal competition, and the Classical Singer Convention competition, Division 1, in its inaugural year.
Mrs. Nobles’ just recently released her debut CD of spirituals, entitled “Homage to the Journey”. The CD pays tribute to her ancestors, who granted her the opportunity to share her gift by the sacrifices that were made, as well as her personal journey to accept her gift of song.
Albuquerque friends! Dont miss Santa Fe Desert Chorale 's last performance in Albuquerque tomorrow night. Guest Conductor Andre Thomas, soloist NaGuanda Nobles and composer Brandon A. Boydtogether with the chorale present JUSTICE: a program documenting the african-american music tradition.Trust me you don't want to miss it. Visit www.desertchorale.org for more information.
See you there!
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