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SOPRANO
DEBORAH STEPHENS

From an early age, Deborah Stephens set out to become a vocalist and professional chorister. Talent and gift will only take an artist so far, but Deborah combines hers with passion and expressiveness that makes her impossible to forget. Check out her upcoming performances below, and get in touch with Deborah Stephens.

 
 

ARTIST INFO

Deborah Stephens graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia in December 2019 with a Bachelors of Music in Voice Performance. She is currently getting a Master of Music in Early Music, Oratorio, & Chamber Ensemble at Yale University, projected graduation Spring 2023. She has been a featured soloist in UGA productions of Haydn’s Creation and Vivaldi’s Magnificat while also enjoying solo and choral engagements with churches across Georgia. In September 2017, Deborah founded and began to direct VERITAS Vocal Ensemble, a small group of 10 UGA students passionate about choral singing. VERITAS has performed on the UGA Student Spotlight Concert, many faculty and student recitals, and hosted a joint-ensemble benefit concert to support music education. Deborah currently performs with professional choral ensembles such as Kinnara, Seraphic Fire, Skylark, Artefact Ensemble, Coro Vocati, and is a sought after freelance soloist. As a professional soprano, Deborah is frequently invited for solo performances, university speaking engagements, and podcast appearances.

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Opportunities to see Deborah perform solo and within ensemble.

 
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ARTEFACT ENSEMBLE: IN THE BEGINNING

March 2022

Deborah joins the soprano section!


MARCH 19, 2022 @ 8 PM


Louisville, Kentucky

Cathedral of the Assumption

Fresh from their acclaimed concert debut at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Artefact Ensemble performs live in its hometown of Louisville, Kentucky for the very first time! In The Beginning features sacred choral works by Arvo Pärt, Francis Poulenc, Alfred Schnittke, and Benedict Sheehan, and culminates in Aaron Copland’s rarely-heard setting of the first two chapters of Genesis. Join Artefact Ensemble’s community of world-class vocal artists, under the direction of GRAMMY®-nominated conductor/composer Benedict Sheehan, for an unforgettable evening of music, ritual, and new beginnings.

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SERAPHIC FIRE ENLIGHTENMENT FESTIVAL: MUSIC OF BACH, MOORE, AND PURCELL

February 2022

Deborah joins the soprano section!

PATRICK DUPRE QUIGLEY, CONDUCTOR

WEEK 1

If Music Be the Food of Love: A Valentine’s Day Concert

Henry Purcell’s charming and intimate love songs take center stage for this concert. “If music be the food of love,” the Seraphic Fire ensemble will “sing on” with playful English madrigals in a delightful concert for the love minded in the audience. Thomas Moore’s Irish Melodies round out this program. Bring your special Valentine for this serenade!

CONCERT SCHEDULE:

Thu, Feb 17, 7:30 pm  |  Miami

Fri, Feb 18, 7:30 pm  |  Coral Gables

Sat, Feb 19, 7:30 pm  |  Ft. Lauderdale

Sun, Feb 20, 4:00 pm  |  Miami Beach

For details on Week 2, visit the Learn More link below!

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SKYLARK: A CHRISTMAS CAROL

December 2021

Deborah joins the soprano section!

In our first ever Christmas storytelling concert, Skylark again partners with master storyteller Sarah Walker to offer a new musical interpretation of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. Working from the original text abridged by Artistic Director Matthew Guard, Composer Benedict Sheehan (our recent collaborator for Once Upon A Time) has created a new concert-length story score that weaves familiar Christmas carols into the fabric of the Dickens story. Bringing timeless carols of the season together with the beloved characters of Charles Dickens promises to create an unforgettable new version of a Christmas classic.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2021  |  7 pm
Simon Center for the Arts at Falmouth Academy  |  Falmouth MA

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2021  |  7 pm
Simon Center for the Arts at Falmouth Academy  |  Falmouth MA

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2021  |  7 pm
First Parish Church in Weston  |  Weston MA

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2021 | 5PM
Larz Anderson Auto Museum | Brookline MA

​MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2021  |  7 pm
Belleville Church |  Newburyport MA

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1ST MASTER'S VOICE RECITAL

Thursday, March 25th 6:30 - 7:30pm

Deborah will be singing an eclectic program featuring 15th century chant all the way to Aaron Copland! Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this recital will be livestreamed at the following link. FREE!

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GSU SINGFEST PANELIST

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Deborah is honored to be a panelist on this year's GSU SingFest (Choral event for Georgia highschoolers) session, “Music In the Real World”: Paths in the Music Industry. The panel will take place over Zoom, and Deborah will be discussing her journey to becoming a successful freelance musician and giving advice to high school students who aspire to be professional musicians.

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THE LAKE JUNALUSKA SINGERS

June 26 - 29, 2020

Deborah is a member of the core group of Lake Junaluska Singers in Waynesville, North Carolina this summer, in what was meant to be a 9 week program reduced to only a few days because of the pandemic. Quartet/Quintets will be invited for a few days at a time to record choral and solo music in compliance with strict social distancing orders.

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BRAHMS 'EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM': ACDA SOUTHERN DIVISION CONFERENCE

Thursday, March 12, 7:30pm

Deborah joins the UWF Singers with the University of Georgia, the University of Memphis, the University of South Alabama, and the Montgomery Chorale to present the German Requiem by Brahms with the Mobile Symphony Orchestra and Craig Hella Johnson conducting as part of the ACDA Southern Division Conference  - Saenger Theatre, Mobile, AL

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THE ART AND THE ARTIST

Deborah sings with Coro Vocati again on two beautiful Spring Concerts!

February 1, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Morningside Presbyterian Church

February 2, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church

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THURSDAY SCHOLARSHIP SERIES CONCERT

Thursday, January 30, 2020 7:30pm

Deborah will be singing the 1st soprano part of the women's trio in John Adams' Grand Pianola Music, with renowned piano soloists David Fung and Liza Stepanova, under the direction of Dr. Jaclyn Hartenberger. The performance will be in the Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, along with selections by Tchaikovsky, Mozart, and Schoenberg. It is sure to be an unforgettable night!

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NORTHERN GLOW: MUSIC OF THE NORTH

Join Kinnara for an exploration of the music from The Baltics, Scandinavia, and Iceland. Featuring Jaako Mäntyjärvi’s Four Shakespeare Songsand works by Rautavaara, Thorvaldsdottir, Kreek, and Pärt.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 7:30PM

Prince of Peace Catholic Church

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 7:00PM

Grace Episcopal Church

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19 6:00PM

Northside United Methodist Church

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CHRISTMAS WITH CORO VOCATI

"A musical celebration of the holiday season. Join Coro for what has become an annual tradition of beautiful choral music to celebrate the holidays."

Saturday, December 14, 2019
at 7:00 p.m.

Smoke Rise Baptist Church

Sunday, December 15, 2019
at 3:00 p.m.
All Saints’ Episcopal Church

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KINNARA ENSEMBLE

September 27-29, 2019

Deborah has been invited to sing with the highly refined professional choir Kinnara Ensemble, directed by Dr. JD Burnett, on a performance of "Rachmaninoff’s overwhelmingly devotional, other-worldly masterpiece, the All-Night Vigil."

Formal Choir Performance

SERAPHIC FIRE & INSTITUTE SINGERS

August 21, 2019

As part of the Seraphic Fire Professional Choral Institute in Aspen, Colorado, Deborah Stephens will be performing alongside Seraphic Fire on this choir concert featuring the following works

JAKE RUNESTAD: The Hope of Loving
JEFFREY VAN: A Procession Winding Around Me
BILLINGS: Invocation
BILLINGS: Creation
BILLINGS: I Am the Rose of Sharon
MORTEN LAURIDSEN: Lux Aeterna

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ASPEN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA, SERAPHIC FIRE, & INSTITUTE SINGERS

August 18, 2019

As part of the Seraphic Fire Professional Choral Institute in Aspen, Colorado, Deborah will be performing alongside Seraphic Fire and the Aspen Festival Orchestra in a performance of the following:

J. S. BACH: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106, “Actus tragicus”
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MAHLER: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, “Resurrection”