Guest Artists

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Tamara Mumford (2016)


Messiah recording Mezzo-Soprano soloist (March 2016): Mumford was the featured mezzo-soprano soloist on the Choir’s landmark new recording of Messiah.
Homeward Bound recording (Sept 2013): This special CD recording made for the Deutsche Grammophon label features selections by Bryn Terfel accompanied by the Choir and Orchestra and special guest artist, Tamara Mumford.
Hallelujah! Christmas recording and DVD (March 2016): The recording of the 2015 Christmas Concert featuring Laura Osnes, Martin Jarvis, and Tamara Mumford, one of four featured Metropolitan Opera soloists.

Messiah Easter Concert Mezzo-Soprano soloist (April 2014)
Christmas Concert guest mezzo-soprano artist (Dec 2015) with Laura Osnes, Martin Jarvis, and four Metropolitan Opera soloists

Music & the Spoken Word #4501 (Dec 2015)

Artist Information

This season, mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford returned to the Metropolitan Opera forA Midsummer Night's Dream and Wozzeck, appeared in concert with the New York Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Seattle Symphony Orchestra, returns to the Hollywood Bowl for Cavalleria Rusticana with Gustavo Dudamel, and makes her debut at the Caramoor Festival in Lucrezia Borgia.

A native of Sandy, Utah, Ms. Mumford holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Utah State University and is a graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.  She made her debut as Laura in Luisa Miller, and has appeared in numerous Metropolitan Opera productions.  Other opera engagements include the title role in the American premiere of Henze’s Phaedra, the title role inDido and Aeneas at the Glimmerglass Festival, Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi with the Orchestra Sinfonica Giuseppe Verdi di Milano in Italy; and the title role in LaCenerentola at Utah Festival Opera.

An active concert performer and recitalist, Ms Mumford recently appeared with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in US and European tours of the world premiere of John Adam’s oratorio, The Gospel According to the Other Mary. She has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and Milwaukee Symphony orchestras, the Hollywood Bowl and the Ravinia, Tanglewood, Grand Teton, and La Jolla Summer Music festivals.  In recital she has been presented by the Marilyn Horne Foundation, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.  Ms. Mumford has appeared in the Metropolitan Opera’s Met: Live in HD series broadcasts and has recorded Beethoven's Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony (Avie).  Several Deutsche Grammophon recordings include a duet with Bryn Terfel on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s Homeward Bound album.

For more information see Tamara Mumford’s website.

Messiah—Complete Oratorio

This new Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square recording of Handel’s Messiah relies on historical research and Baroque musical tradition to create a new landmark Messiah for our time. This Complete Oratorio version contains every movement on two compact discs and comes with a DVD with over 40 minutes of bonus content. An added feature is a code for a free high definition 320k mp3 or FLAC digital download.