Praised by the New York Times as a “rich-toned alto who brought a measure of depth to her performance”, Melissa Attebury appears regularly as soloist in concert and oratorio. She is in particular demand for her skill in music of the Baroque - recent appearances include Messiah, Christmas Oratorio, St. Matthew and St. John Passion, and as a regular soloist in the Bach at One series of complete cantatas with Julian Wachner and the Choir of Trinity Wall Street. She played the role of the Witch in Trinity’s staged production of Handel’s Saul and Rosalia (West Side Story Concert Suites) with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall. Other performances include Elijah at the Berkshire Choral Festival, Israel in Egypt with The Washington Chorus, Trinity Wall Street and Spire Chamber Ensemble, Beethoven 9th Symphony at Trinity Wall Street, and Messiah at Carnegie Hall with the New Jersey Masterworks Chorus, Alice Tully Hall and major venues across the US with Trinity Wall Street, and Mozart’s Requiem at Alice Tully Hall with the Dessoff Choirs, Monteverdi Vespers at Trinity Wall Street, and the Bach B Minor Mass at Trinity Wall Street and at Montreal Bach Festival. She was a featured soloist in the Times Arrow: Webern Festival last fall at St. Paul’s Chapel, and will sing this spring in Trinity’s Total Embrace series of concerts featuring the works of Leonard Bernstein.
Ms. Attebury is a featured soloist on the Grammy-nominated Israel in Egypt with the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Ralf Yusuf Gawlick's Missa Gentis Humanae for 8 voices, Julian Wachner’s Symphony No. 1, and a new release of the choral works of Trevor Weston. A skilled ensemble musician, she appears on Julia Wolfe’s 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning work Anthracite Fields, recorded with Bang on a Can All-Stars as well as Trinity’s Bach Motets.
Ms. Attebury is the Associate Director of Music at Trinity Wall Street. She directs the chorister program for young singers ages 5-18 at Trinity, as well as the music outreach program in the public schools. She has conducted performances of the choristers with Josh Grobin, in the film Love is Strange, the US premiere of Seal Songs at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco, Britten’s War Requiem at Queens College, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Bach’s Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden and many events at Trinity Wall Street.