Rebecca Roy is a Philadelphia-based vocalist joining Chestnut Street Singers for her first season. Rebecca has appeared as a soloist with the Princeton Music Festival, Marion Philharmonic Orchestra, and Concert Artists of Baltimore. Her opera credits include The Princeton Festival’s Peter Grimes, Fidelio, and Opera Delaware’s Falstaff. She sang the role of Antoinette in world premiere performances of the operetta Qadar, at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and Clarice Smith Preforming Arts Center. Written by Tony Small, Qadar was funded by a partnership between the Smithsonian Institute and His Majesty the Sultan of Oman. In the U.S. premier performances of Mansfield Park by Jonathan Dove, Rebecca preformed the role of Lady Bertram, which included a handsome pug companion named Jack. In 2016 Rebecca was awarded Third Place, Mezzo Soprano Category, at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, which was broadcast live on BBC Wales Radio and Television.
Rebecca received her undergraduate training at Indiana Wesleyan University and attained her Master of Music from the Peabody Conservatory where she studied with Denyce Graves. This season, along with Chestnut Street Singers, Rebecca will be singing with Baltimore Concert Opera, Wilmington Concert Opera, Messiah 2.0, and the Cathedral Choir of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. She currently resides in West Philly and in her spare time is found drinking coffee, watching old movies and debating why her home state of Maine is the most beautiful state of all.
Alto, Board Member