Tales of Winter!

December 4th and 5th, 2021

Mindy Ella Chu


Mezzo-soprano Mindy Ella Chu is praised for her “expressive vigor” and “heroic performance” (SF Chronicle). She made her international solo debut in 2015 performing John Rutter’s Magnificat and Handel’s Messiah in Japan. With a concentration in baroque and contemporary music, Mindy has in the recent seasons performed at the LA Getty Museum with LA-based artist Carolyn Pennypacker-Riggs, recorded an album of new songs with composer Daniel Carr and the Benefic Piano Trio, and appeared as the soloist on the Duruflé Requiem album with Stanford University (Apple Music). She frequently performs with Bach Collegium San Diego (2021 concerts available at YouTube.com). Chu has worked with forces such as David Lang, Nicholas McGegan, Masaaki Suzuki, David Hill, and Gustavo Dudamel. Mindy has performed in tours and concerts with the American Bach Soloists, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Apollo’s Fire, The Thirteen, Voices of Music, Carmel Bach Festival, and Grammy award-winning Chamber Opera Series with Boston Early Music Festival. In 2020, Mindy made her company debut with The Industry Opera LA in the new opera Sweet Land (2021 Award Best New Opera – MCANA). She has been heard live in performance on BBC Radio 3 and WQXR NYC. Mindy holds an MM in voice from Yale University. Mindy looks forward to appearances with Bach Collegium San Diego, and the recording of an obscure baroque opera, Circé by Henri Desmarest, with BEMF, which will take place in Germany next summer. Mindy holds an MM in Early Music, Oratorio, & Chamber Ensemble in voice from Yale University.