Honorable Mention: Karol B. Carroll, Mezzo Soprano, Manchester
Karol Carroll is an accomplished mezzo soprano living in Manchester where she is the founder and director of the vocal ensemble Belle Voci. The group has performed over 40 concerts of Opera, Broadway, Cabaret and Holiday selections. Her recording credits include the group’s CD The Essence of Cabaret released in 2006 and Christmastime released in 2007. In addition, she was recently asked to sing some traditional Shaker hymns for a new CD to be released this fall. Carroll has been a Cantor for St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Manchester and the Diocese of Manchester since 2009.
Carroll recently appeared as the soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah and Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayer with the New Hampshire Diocesan Festival Choir and in Ken Grinnell’s Christmas Cantata and Handel’s Messiah with the First Congregational Church of Manchester. She has also performed for various regional recitals and celebrations around the state. Carroll has performed with the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra, CFH Orchestra, Longwood Opera, New England Light Opera, Operafest of NH, and Bel Canto Theatre. She has been a featured performer in the Walker lecture series presentation of Cordially Cole & By George and Opera Circle’s the Lyric Soprano.
Carroll was a finalist in the 2013 American Prize Competition which recognizes and awards America's finest performing artists. She is currently working on a recital of works by American Women Composers which will include a commissioned song cycle written by renowned composer Diane Goolkasian Rahbee and a duo recital of Baroque selections.
August 27, 2013