Introducing soprano Sonya Headlam

December 3, 2022, 4:00 pm

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Portrait of Sonya Headlam in grey cahmere wrap against a warm abstract background that suggests sunset
Sonya Headlam (Photo: Fotoplicity)

Meet soprano Sonya Headlam, one of the soloists for the Windy City Series presentation of Handel’s Messiah by Apollo’s Fire. In addition to specializing in 17th and 18th century repertoire, Headlam’s rising career centers the music of marginalized composers. She is Oliver’s interview guest and will reveal a very unique surprise about her upcoming performance with Apollo’s Fire.


Playlist

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges: “L’Amour, devient propice” from L’Amant Anonyme
Sonya Headlam, soprano
Apollo’s Fire
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Recorded in performance, May 2022 

Anne Louise Boyvin d’Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy: Viens m’aider o dieu d’amour
Brillon de Jouy: Dans le printemps de mes années
Sonya Headlam, soprano
Raritan Players
Rebecca Cypess, square piano and direction
In the Salon of Madame Brillon
Acis APL-40158

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165
Sonya Headlam, soprano
Apollo’s Fire
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Recorded in performance, May 2022 

George Frideric Handel: “Rejoice greatly” from Messiah
Amanda Forsythe, soprano
Apollo’s Fire
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Messiah — A Sacred Oratorio
Avie AV-2208

Handel: “I know that my Redeemer liveth” from Messiah
Lynne Dawson, soprano
Brandenburg Consort
Stephen Cleobury, conductor
Handel: Messiah
Brilliant Classics 94127

Margaret Bonds: The Negro Speaks of Rivers
Sonya Headlam, soprano
Mark Hyczko, piano
New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra “Living Room Salons” #27
Used with permission