Soprano Kimberly McCord has performed leading roles in Baroque operas throughout Europe, including Medée in Lully’s Thesée with William Christie, Dido in Dido and Aeneas with the Gabrieli Consort, and Créuse in Charpentier’s Medée at the Dartington Festival, England. Oratorio performances include Messiah with the Croydon Bach Society in London, Handel’s Israel in Egypt with the Dutch Bach Society, and the Fauré Requiem. She has also given recitals throughout England and The Netherlands. She last appeared as soloist with Music of the Baroque in November 2010 in music by Vivaldi and Handel.
Recent appearances in the United States include Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan tutte for Milwaukee Opera Theatre, soprano soloist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the Alabama Symphony, the title role in Rodelinda as part of the Handel Week Festival in Oak Park, and with the Columbia Chorale in the Verdi and Mozart Requiems.
Kimberly McCord’s recordings include the Bach Magnificat and Oster Oratorium for Deutsche Grammophon with the Gabrieli Consort. A former student of Dame Emma Kirkby, she maintains a private teaching studio in Oak Park and teaches in Music of the Baroque’s outreach program at Kelly High School in Chicago.