Karen Rose, Mezzo-Soprano
(951) 686-8605

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I shall sing with the spirit and I shall sing with the mind also. (I Corinthians 14:15b)

Karen Rose Productions , Riverside, California, Jan 1991 - Present: Producer and Song Leader of I Sing Because ; occasional music for weddings, funerals, etc.; contractor for choral staffing such as Messiah performance ringers.

Pacific Chorale, Santa Ana, California, Jan 1998 - Present: Staff and John Alexander Singers Alto.

St. Gregory the Great, Whittier, California, Jan 2008 - Jan 2009: St. Gregory Choir Alto Section Leader, St. Gregory Schola Alto, Cantor.

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, California, Feb - Sep 2007: Cathedral Choir Staff Alto.

Crystal Cathedral Ministries, Garden Grove, California, Mar 1998 - Dec 2006: Cathedral Choir Soloist/Section Leader.

Temple Judea, Laguna Hills, California, Oct 2000 - Aug 2006: Shabbat Choir Member (Professional).

The Neumark Ensemble , Riverside, California, Dec 1993 - 1996: Soloist and chorale member, personnel manager and librarian.

Diocese of San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, Jan 1993 - Dec 1997: Cantor and music coordinator.

All Saints' Episcopal Church, Riverside, California, Sep 1995 - Jun 1997: Soloist and section leader.

Sacred Music Ensemble, Long Beach, California, 1992: Soloist and chorale member.

Leisure World Community Church, Seal Beach, California, Jan 1991 - Dec 1992: Soloist and section leader.

Cypress College Camerata, Cypress, California, 1991 - 1992: Soloist and chorale member.

St John's Episcopal Cathedral, Denver, Colorado, Mar 1982 - Mar 1988: Section leader, cantor and soloist. Major works include the Mendelssohn Elijah, Britten Noye's Fludde, Bach B-Minor Mass, and Mozart Requiem. Participated in first of six recordings, last four on Delos label.

Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, Colorado, Sep 1980 - Jun 1982: Adjunct voice instructor. Presented solo recital and benefit concert.

La Boca, Arvada, Colorado, 1980 - 1981: Broadway Opera Cameo Association (BOCA), five-voice ensemble, Alto.

Fine Arts Chorale, Wheaton, Illinois, 1978 - 1980: Section leader and soloist.

Neptune Singers, Liverpool, England, 1972 - 1973: Soloist, ringer.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Liverpool, England, 1972: Works included Belshazzar's Feast.

Grant Park Chorus, Chicago, Illinois, 1971: Works by Dave Brubeck and Richard Strauss.

HCJB Radio & Television Station, Quito, Ecuador, Jun - Aug 1967: Singing (English & Spanish), voice-over (Spanish), acting (English & Spanish), and office work.

Trojanettes, Bloom Township High School, Chicago Heights, Illinois, 1965 - 1966.

Illinois All-State Chorus, Peoria, Illinois, 1965 - 1966.

Chicagoland YFC Chorale, Chicago, Illinois, 1965 - 1966.

Mitchell Sisters Trio, Chicago, Illinois, 1954 - 1970.

Teachers: Gloria Grace Prosper, Los Angeles, California; Beverly Christiansen-Fernald, Arvada, Colorado; Sarah Hewlitt, Chicago, Illinois; Dorothy Reed, Liverpool, England; Francis Grund, American Conservatory of Music, Chicago, Illinois; Clayton Halvorsen, Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, Wheaton, Illinois; Mignon MacKenzie, Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, Wheaton, Illinois.

College: B.A. Music, 1970, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois. Women's Glee Club, Oratorio Chorus, WETN, Christian Service Council.