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Photograph © Anna Rolandi
Juli Elliot grew up in a family of musicians in a farming community in Kansas. It is fitting that a book about her family ancestry is titled, ‘Pitchforks and Pitchpipes’. ‘Not in Kansas anymore’, she is a Rochester, NY based vocalist, pianist and conductor. As an active church musician, recitalist and ensemble singer she has enjoyed working with a wide variety of ensembles in Rochester as well as in the UK. This past season she was soloist twice with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra,:Ward Stare, conductor, Distant Worlds, music of Nobuo Uematsu and Bravo Italiano, excerpts from Monteverdi’s L ‘Orfeo. Other recent solo engagements include the role of Morgana in a concert performance of Handel’s Alcina with Rochester Baroque Vocal Consort, Eastman at Washington Square, Claude Debussy’s Ariettes Oublieés, Oxbridge Summer Institute, John Dickson, conductor (Oxford, Cambridge UK), Summer at Eastman faculty recital, ‘Travels with Fanny and Felix: Art and Song from the Mendelssohn Siblings’ with Christopher Petit, foretpiano, Ode to Common Things, with Cary Ratcliff, Sunday Baroque concerts at the Memorial Art Gallery, music of Leonardo Leo and Genesse Valley Orchestra and Chorus, music of Arvo Pärt, with Christopher Petit. Recent solo recitals have been held at St. Paul’s Lutheran, Pittsford, NY and at Jesus College, Oxford University, UK. She has performed solo and choral music in England, France and Italy, singing with Fairhaven Singers (Cambridge), City of Oxford and Vox choirs in (Oxford), Farm Street Singers and Excalibur Voices (London).
Aside from making music Ms. Elliot has enjoyed the administrative and promotion side of music by serving on the boards of the Cathedral Choir School and Society for Chamber Music Rochester. Ms. Elliot studied World Religion and Music at Ashland University (OH) and Piano Pedagogy at Portland State University (OR).
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