Mezzo-soprano Natalie Lewis is a junior vocal performance major at the University of Massachusetts: Amherst (UMass). At UMass Natalie studies with her voice teacher William Hite and is apart of the Chamber Choir, directed by Tony Thornton. In the spring of 2019 Natalie made her UMass Opera debut performing the roles of Mercury in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and the Dragonfly in Ravel’s L'enfant et les sortilèges. This past summer Natalie attended the American Institute for Musical Studies, a 6 week opera training program in Graz, Austria. There she studied with voice teachers, opera coaches, and acting teachers, sang in a masterclass for Helene Schneiderman, and performed solos in orchestra concerts and in a touring spirituals choir. Besides classical music Natalie also enjoys singing jazz and was apart of the UMass Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Catherine- Jensen Hole. Natalie is excited to be singing in tonight’s Norwottuck Chamber Concert and will be joining them again as the alto soloist for their Messiah Sing-Along in December.