Balancing the Right and Left

by on June 22, 2018

In my practice session today, balancing the right and left sides of the body was at the forefront of my mind because I noticed my right shoulder coming forward as I was singing, and it was pulling the vocal resonance out of alignment. Fortunately, I did know what was happening. I began playing the violin […]

Beau Soir Concert in Jasper

by on November 29, 2017

applause, audience, recital, Hogrefe, mezzo-soprano

On Sunday, November 19, 2017, I had the privilege of performing a recital with John King Carter at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Family in Jasper, Georgia. The program consisted of art songs by Franz Schubert and Claude Debussy. Following the concert, the choir presented a service of Evensong, and the church hosted a […]

Mozart Requiem

by on November 6, 2017

On Sunday, November 5, 2017, I performed the mezzo solos in the Mozart Requiem at St. James Episcopal Church with music director Peter Waggoner conducting his church choir and an orchestra. The Mozart Requiem was integrated into the traditional All Souls Day mass, which honors those who have gone before us in life and death. […]

Broadway Review Concert

by on October 7, 2017

Here’s my performance of Ladies Who Lunch from Steven Sondheim’s Broadway musical Company, performed live on Friday, October 6, 2017 at All Saints Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Ellena Hogrefe, mezzo-soprano, as Joanne; Ray Chenault, piano; Joel Morris, drums.

APO Carmen Performance

by on March 14, 2017

Ellena Hogrefe, mezzo-soprano as Carmen: Wanda Yang Temko, soprano as Michaela; Jaqueline McCurdy, soprano as Mercèdes; Tim Miller, tenor as Don José; Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra, Amy Wilson, conductor

On Saturday, March 11, 2017, I had the privilege of singing excerpts from the opera Carmen by Bizet with the Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by my friend and colleague Amy Wilson at North Decatur Presbyterian Church. In the concert, titled “C’est la vie!” we had a great cast of characters! I sang the title role […]

APO Carmen Concert

by on March 8, 2017

I’m singing Carmen excerpts from Bizet’s fantastic opera on Saturday, March 11, 2017 with the Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra at 7;30 p.m. at North Decatur Presbyterian Church, 611 Medlock Rd, Decatur, GA. Click on the link for tickets and more information. Here are some photos and recording excerpts from our first rehearsal last night. Here’s a […]

Oceans of Living Music

by on January 25, 2017

Enjoy a preview of three songs from my upcoming concert, Oceans of Living Music, Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 2 p.m. at All Saints Church in the Choir Suite. Tickets are $10-$12 available for purchase at Eventbrite. I’d love to see you there! “Under the Night Sky” by James Gibson; and below is today’s post-rehearsal selfie of […]

MLK Peace Like a River

by on January 19, 2017

Dear Friends, I’m delighted to share many of the live recordings from our second annual MLK concert on Monday, January 15, 2017, 7 pm,  at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church. With the support of The Reverend Susan Sowers, Pastor Mary Peterson, Sammie Tucker, and the entire St. Christopher’s staff; Dasha Teelin and I planned this concert, […]