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.
Deborah Stephens graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia in December 2019 with a Bachelors of Music in Voice Performance. She will be beginning a Master of Music in Early Music, Oratorio, & Chamber Ensemble at Yale University in Fall 2020. 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. While working at Athens First United Methodist Church, Deborah performed solos in Finzi’s In Terra Pax and Bach’s Magnificat. Deborah has sung in various UGA choirs including Hodgson Singers, the Choral Project, and the opera choruses in Cosi fan tutte and Don Giovanni. 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, Coro Vocati, and the Lake Junaluska Singers, and is a sought after freelance soloist.
Opportunities to see Deborah perform solo and within ensemble.
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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