Victoria Fraser is an Alaska-born soprano.  She holds a Bachelor degree in Music from Smith College where she graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and with high honors.  She went on to complete a Master of Music in vocal performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and a Masters in Sacred Music at the University of Notre Dame where she studied under Kiera Duffy and Stephen Lancaster. She is currently living in Limerick, Ireland attending the MA in Ritual Chant and Song program at the University of Limerick.

Fluent in multiple languages, Victoria has lived abroad, travelled extensively and holds dual citizenship with Ireland.  She has performed as a soloist and chorister around the world including: Il Coro del Duomo in Florence, Italy as both soloist and chorus member; the Vocalensemble Frankfurt Dom, in Frankfurt, Germany; the Berwick Chamber Chorus at the Oregon Bach Festival as chorus member and step-out soloist; grammy-nominated True Concord under Eric Holtan in Tucson, Arizona; Audivi, directed by Noah Horn in Detroit, Michigan; and the Bachkantaten-Akademie choir in Thuringia, Germany.  She has sung under the direction of Masaaki Suzuki, Helmut Rilling, Matthew Halls, John Nelson, JoAnn Falletta, Craig Hella Johnson, Jeffrey Thomas and Kathy Romey.  

Victoria is a featured soloist on: 10-time Grammy winning Jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval’s recent Christmas album, Emerson Eads’ Mass for the Oppressed album, and on David Child’s release of newly composed works. As a personal passion, Victoria enjoys producing and performing in interdisciplinary arts projects and concerts in unusual venues. Recent projects include Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with Jessica Lang Dance, and Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, an evening of music and food in the South Bend Conservatory of Plants. For many of her interdisciplinary projects, she works closely with Camilla Tassi.

Passionate about the outdoors, Victoria was raised mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking and sailing around her home state.  She is also a certified PADI Dive Master and an avid downhill skier.



Ensembles:

American Bach Soloists Academy Choir, San Francisco, CA
Concordia Choir, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chicago, IL
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, South Bend, IN
St. Anne's Cathedral, Leeds, England
Audivi, Detroit, MI
Sounding Light, Plymouth, MI
Vox Humana, Dallas, TX
Berwick Chamber Chorus, Oregon Bach Festival, Eugene, OR
Weimarer Bachkantaten-Akademie, Thuringia, Germany
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Birmingham, MI; Plymouth, MI; Northampton, MA
Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church, Bloomfield Hills, MI
True Concord Voices & Orchestra, Tucson, AZ
Smith College Chamber Singers, Northampton, MA
Smith College Glee Club, Northampton, MA
The Vibes, Smith College, Northampton, MA
Smith College Orchestra, Northampton, MA
Music at Helen Hills Hills Chapel, Northampton, MA
South Hadley Chorale, South Hadley, MA
Coro del Duomo, Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Italy
Vocalensemble am Kaiserdom, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Stadtkantorei, Stade, Germany
Anchorage Concert Chorus, Anchorage, AK
 

Solo Concert:

Handel, HWV 56, The Messiah, Bethany Oratorio Society, Lindsborg, KS, 2018
Bach, BWV 202, Weichet Nur, Betrübte Schatten, Northampton, MA, 2018
Bach, BWV 244, St. Matthew Passion, Bethany Oratorio Society, Lindsborg, KS, 2018
Mozart, Mass in C-minor, Concordia Choir of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, 2018
Zelenka, Miserere, Oakland Choral Society, Detroit, MI 2017
Bach, BWV 4, Christ lag in Todesbanden, Oakland Choral Society, Detroit, MI 2017
Haydn, Stabat Mater, Concordia Choir of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, 2017
Bach, BWV 232, Mass in B-Minor, American Bach Soloists Academy, San Francisco, CA, 2017
Purcell, King Arthur, American Bach Soloists Academy, San Francisco, CA 2017
J.J. Wright, Love and Devotion, Concordia Choir of Notre Dame, Chiesa Nuova, Rome, 2017
Schubert, Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, Notre Dame, South Bend, IN 2017
Arturo Sandoval, Christmas CD, December 2017 release
Bach, BWV 1083, Tilge Höchster mein Sünden, Graduate Recital, Notre Dame, 2017
Charpentier, Te Deum, Concordia Choir, Notre Dame, 2017
Carissimi, Jephte, Concordia Choir, Notre Dame, 2017
Brahms, Requiem, Vox Humana, Dallas, TX 2016
Hildegard von Bingen, Various Chants, Digital Model of the Universe, 2016
Bach, BWV 81, Ich habe genug, Zion Lutheran Church Concert Series, Ann Arbor, MI 2016
Concertos & Arias Recital, Jeffrey Lewandowski, Trumpet, Anchorage, AK 2015
Mozart, Coronation Mass, First Presbyterian Church, Flint, MI, 2015
Vivaldi, First Presbyterian Church, Ann Arbor, MI, 2015
Fauré, Requiem, Santa Clara Chorale, Santa Clara, CA, 2011
Vivaldi, Gloria, Santa Clara Chorale 2010
Pergolesi, Magnificat, Coro del duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Italy 2008
Floyd, The Trees on the Mountains, Smith College Orchestra, Northampton, MA 2008
Mozart, Exsultate Jubilate, Smith College Orchestra 2008
Pergolesi, Stabat Mater, Smith College Chamber Singers 2007


Significant Chorale Works:

Bach, BWV 4, Christ lag in Todes Banden, WBA, 2015
Bach, BWV 19, Es erhub sich ein Streit, Weimarer Bachkantaten Akademie (WBA), 2016
Bach, BWV 50, Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft, WBA, 2016
Bach, BWV 63, Christen, Ätzet diesen Tag, WBA, 2015
Bach, BWV 70, Wachet! betet! wachet!, WBA, 2015
Bach, BWV 71, Gott ist mein König, WBA, 2015
Bach, BWV 106, Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, WBA, 2015
Bach, BWV 130, Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir, WBA, 2016
Bach, BWV 131, Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, WBA, 2015
Bach, BWV 140, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, Smith College, 2008
Bach, BWV 147, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, WBA, 2015
Bach, BWV 149, Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg, WBA, 2016
Bach, BWV 150, Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, Berwick Chorus, 2015
Bach, BWV 227, Jesu, meine Freude, Notre Dame, 2017
Bach, BWV 229, Komm, Jesu, komm, Berwick Chorus, 2016
Bach, BWV 230, Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, Stadtkantorei am Kaiserdom, 2014
Bach, BWV 232, B-Minor Mass, Berwick Chorus, 2016
Bach, BWV 235, Mass in G Minor, WBA 2016
Bach, BWV 236, Mass in G Major, WBA, 2016
Bach, BWV 243, Magnificat in D, Berwick Chorus, 2016
Bach, BWV 245, Johannes-Passion, Berwick Chorus, 2015
Bach, BWV 247, Markus-Passion (Matthew Halls reconstruction), Berwick Chorus, 2014
Bach, Der Gerechte kommt um, Berwick Chorus, 2014
Brahms, Ein deutsches Requiem, Vox Humana and Berwick Chorus, 2016
Bruckner, Te Deum, Berwick Chorus, 2015
Copland, In the Beginning, Vox Humana, 2016
Haydn, Der Schöpfung, Berwick Chorus, 2015
Haydn, Lord Nelson Mass, Berwick Chorus, 2015
MacMillan, Requiem (World Premiere), Berwick Chorus, 2016
Mahler, Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Berwick Chorus, 2015
Martin, Mass for Double Choir, Berwick Chorus, 2016
Monteverdi, 1610 Vespers, Audivi, 2016; Berwick Chorus, 2014
Mozart, Vesperae Solenne de Dominica, Christ Church Chorale, 2014
Mozart, Mass in C-Minor, Christ Church Chorale, 2014
Mozart, Requiem, Berwick Chorus, 2014
Pärt, Passio, Berwick Chorus, 2015
Rachmaninov, Vespers, Berwick Chorus, 2014
Tormis, Curse Upon Iron, Vox Humana, 2015
Eriks Eš¡envalds, Passion and Resurrection, Notre Dame, 2017