Soprano Nancy MacArthur Smith is known to Washington area audiences for her performances of Baroque and Renaissance music. She has performed with Carmina, The Washington Kantorei, Armonia Nova, The Orchestra of the 17th Century, The Bach Sinfonia, and The Washington National Opera. Ms. Smith’s oratorio and concert repertoire includes the Schubert Mass in G, Haydn's Creation, and Requiems by Rutter, Brahms, Faure, and Mozart, as well as Handel’s Messiah and Vivaldi’s Gloria. She toured the United States and abroad with the Soldiers' Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band and has performed a variety of leading roles in opera and musical theater, including Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Laurey in Oklahoma!, Sarah in Guys & Dolls, Carrie in Carousel, Lady Thiang in King & I, Natalie in Merry Widow, and Mabel in Pirates of Penzance. She has music directed Les Miserables, The Sound of Music, Hairspray, Legally Blonde and Ragtime. Ms. Smith has been a performing member of the Friday Morning Music Club since 1988.
Ms. Smith received her BA degree from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. In graduate school she studied with David Lloyd at the University of Illinois. After moving to Washington, D.C., she continued her studies with Martha Randall, Gillian Cookson, and George Gibson. She serves as Secretary on the board of the Virginia National Association of Teachers of Singing.
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