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The following (video) where Linda sings "Di tanti palpiti" by Rossini at the Johns Hopkins Spring Gala on March 4, 2015

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The following (video) contains the following Gospel songs beautifully sung and recorded by Linda, in the Spring of 2012:

  • Joshua Fit the Battle
  • Let Us Break Bread Together
  • My Good Lord's Done Been Here
  • Walk Together Children
  • Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
  • Motherless Child
  • Steal Away
  • Give Me Jesus

 

   
 

 

BIOGRAPHY:

Mezzo-soprano Linda Maguire is an internationally renowned vocal artist with an extensive resume in concert, recital, and opera, as well as live broadcasts and recordings.  She has sung regularly with many of the major orchestras of North America, including Calgary, Dallas, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra among others.  Appearances abroad include Les Musiciens du Louvre, I Virtuosi di Praja, and Les Violons du Roi.  Her distinguished recordings include Berlioz' Les Nuit d'Ete, Wagner's Wesendonklieder, Respighi's Il Tramonto, Verdi's Requiem, Peter Maxwell Davies' biblical oratorio “Job”, Handel's opera Floridante and the sacred oratorio La Resurrezione, along with various contemporary recorded works such as Timothy Sullivan's Magic Casement, Soft and Golden Fire, and Irish Songs.  She has recorded on the Collins Classics and Deutsche Grammaphon Archiv labels,and has sung and recorded over eighty live vocal broadcasts of major works on radio stations CBC, BBC, NPR and others.

In 2004, Ms. Maguire relocated from Toronto to Washington, DC, where she has pursued an active schedule of vocal engagements.  She has sung numerous performances in The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, including Rossini's Stabat Mater, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Mahler's Symphony of a Thousand, Bach's Cantata BWV 79, Amy Beach's Canticle of the Sun, and most recently, Mendlessohn's Elijah and Handel's Messiah during the 2008-2009 season.

After her early years in Newport News, Virginia, Ms. Maguire attended the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio before launching her twenty-three year international career as a highly respected vocal artist  During this time, she has enjoyed a major operatic career, singing over thirty "zwischen" (essentially soprano) leading roles in the opera houses of Glyndebourne, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver, Dallas, Houston, and Toronto, among others.  In 1996, she toured extensively throughout the Netherlands, singing the lead contralto role in Gluck's Orfeo.  She is a world renowned authority on the staged presentation of operas by Rossini, Handel, Gluck, Mozart, and the French composers.

Ms. Maguire's recent performances in Washington include Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight by Roy Harris, on Sunday, March 15th, as part of the National Portrait Gallery's ongoing celebration of the Lincoln Bicentennial Year with the Choral Art Society Chamber Choir and instrumental ensemble.  In February,  she was invited to sing as guest soloist with the US Army Chorus and select members of US Army Band “Pershing’s Own” in a concert featuring music by Schubert, Gershwin and “Ode to St. Cecelia”, a commemorative work set to texts of John Dryden and music composed by Norman Scribner.  In April, 2009 she joined the City Choir of Washington, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Robert Shafer as conductor and music director, at National Presbyterian Church in performances of Durufle’s Requiem, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Shafer’s “Lux Aeterna”.  This Fall, Linda rejoins City Choir in Mozart’s  “Requiem” October 25, 2009.


 

 
   

 

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