YoonGeong Lee, soprano
As a 2014 winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions San Francisco district, this is her second time of singing with BCCO. YoonGeong Lee sang soprano solos from Mendelssohn’s St. Paul with BCCO in 2018. She made her debut at Davies Symphony Hall as a soprano soloist from from Carmina Burana with San Francisco Symphony Chorus in 2017. She also sang soprano solos from Poulenc's Gloria at Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University with Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.
Ms. Lee was a soprano fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in 2011 and 2012 and she received the Grace B. Jackson Prize-a prize awarded to one outstanding vocal fellow in 2012. Her numerous awards include the 3rd place of 26th National Opera Association Vocal Competition, and Italo Tajo Memorial Award of CCM Opera Scholarship Competition.
Ms. Lee holds a Bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University summa cum laude, and earned a Master’s and Doctoral degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She was a former AGMA member of San Francisco Symphony Chorus.
She is currently living in Seoul, Korea and enjoying her teaching at Sejong University (Seoul) and Seoul Arts High School. Recently, she did her first solo recital at Yongsan Arts Hall in Korea and released her first commercial digital recording. Please visit her website, www.yoongeonglee.com, for more information.
Anne Maguire, alto
Andrew Turner, tenor
Edward Vogel, bass
Described by Opera News as “accomplished, stylistically informed,” and “sonorous,” baritone Edward Vogel possesses a diverse repertoire spanning over ten centuries. Recent performances in 2018 included a role in Leonard Bernstein’s opera A Quiet Place, and the world premiere of a symphonic work by Michael Gandolfi, both with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra; Bach cantatas under the baton of John Harbison; and a solo recital which featured music of medieval Iberia. 2018 also saw his solo debut with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah. In the 2019-2020 season, Mr. Vogel will make solo debuts with the Yale Choral Artists, and the Grammy award-winning ensemble Apollo’s Fire, and joins the rosters of The Thirteen, and Grammy-nominated True Concord. Edward recently received a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music, where he studied with tenor James Taylor. During his time at Yale, he appeared as a soloist with the Yale Schola Cantorum and the Yale Voxtet. He was also a featured soloist on an album of Christmas music by Heinrich Schütz, which will soon be released on the Hyperion label. Additionally, Mr. Vogel holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, where he appeared in numerous operatic and concert productions, including Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Fauré’s Requiem, and Handel’s La Resurrezione. He also participated in a successful recital tour with colleagues from Notre Dame, which featured songs from the rich history of American sacred music. Prior to his studies at Notre Dame, Edward sang for ten years with the Trinity Choir of Men and Boys in New Haven, Connecticut, where he received extensive training under the direction of R. Walden Moore, with whom he continues to collaborate.