Virginia Warnken

Virginia Warnken Kelsey, mezzo-soprano, has been hailed by the New York Times as an “elegant,” “rich-toned alto” with “riveting presence,” and is becoming known throughout the American Early Music community for her heartfelt interpretations of the sacred works of Bach and Handel. A lifelong lover of both solo and chamber ensemble repertoire in the Early Music genre, Ms. Warnken can be heard a soloist and ensemble member with the Carmel Bach Festival, renowned Trinity Wall Street Choir, TENET, Clarion Music Society, Musica Sacra, Oratorio Society of New York, Green Mountain Project, and Vox Vocal Ensemble.

In recent seasons, she has appeared as a soloist numerous times on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln center, and various venues in New York City, performing large scale works such as Bach’s Passions of St. John and St. Matthew, Handel’s Messiah, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, Bach B minor Mass, and many others.

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