Abigail Chapman

Soprano Abigail Chapman is known for her work in early music, her creative song recitals, and her performances of 20th and 21st century vocal music. An enthusiastic advocate of new music, she has participated in the premieres of works by a number of composers in her native Maine as well as in New York City; in Christchurch, New Zealand; in Baltimore, Maryland; and here in Colorado. So far this season, Ms. Chapman has performed George Crumb’s Madrigals Book I with double bassist Susan Cahill and percussionist Scott Higgins on the Eclectic Concerts series; sung Villa-Lobos’s Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5 with the ensemble Cellissimo! at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder; and performed with the Colorado Bach Ensemble, St. Martin’s Chamber Choir, the Denver Early Music Consort, and others.
Ms. Chapman earned her MM in Voice at The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland in May 2015. During the 2014-2015 season, she sang the roles of Mary Emma Thames in Katharine Frances Pollock’s new opera Stinney and the Waitress in Henry Mollicone’s short opera Lilith; performed Terry Riley’s In C with the Peabody Modern Orchestra; and gave a performance of 20th-century works by Silbelius, Glière, Berg, and Henze.
Since moving to Colorado in 2007, she has been a professional soloist and staff singer at Saint John’s Cathedral in Denver, and has appeared as a soloist with the Colorado Bach Ensemble, St. Martin’s Chamber Choir, the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, Seicento Baroque Ensemble, and the Denver Early Music Consort, among others.