Acclaimed by the press for her “deeply moving” artistry and a voice that has been lauded as “rich and colorful,” mezzo-soprano Jan Wilson is known for her skilled interpretations of solo orchestral works, choral masterpieces and chamber music. Ms. Wilson has performed with orchestras and choral societies across the US, including the symphony orchestras of Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Richmond, West Virginia, Roanoke, Greenwich Village, Wheeling, Cedar Rapids, Northeastern PA Philharmonic, to name just a few, and as a soloist at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York’s St. Cecilia Chorus and Orchestra, ARS Musica, and the State College Choral Society. Her performances have included collaborations with conductors of some of the finest orchestras including Lawrence Loh, Daniel Hege, David Stewart Wiley, Timothy Hankewich, Andre Raphel Smith, Joseph Silverstein, Nicholas Palmer, Barbara Yahr, and Grant Cooper, to name only a few.
Ms. Wilson performs masterpieces by Beethoven, Verdi, Handel, Mahler, Mozart and Bach. During the 2010 season, Ms. Wilson was heard with the Roanoke Symphony in two Mozart Requiems, three Beethoven Ninths with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Des Knaben Wunderhorn with the Central Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra, Rossini Petite Messe Sollenelle and Mozart Great Mass in C Minor with Heidi Grant Murphy and ARS Music, and Beethoven Mass in C at the Academy of Sacred Music, PA. In 2008 she performed Messiah with the Syracuse Symphony and Discovery Orchestras, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with three orchestras: in two performances with the Longwood Symphony Orchestra at Boston’s NEC Jordan Hall and at Boston Symphony Hall; with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra at New London’s Garde Arts Center, and with the Lexington Philharmonic at Kentucky’s Singletary Center for the Arts and Verdi’s Requiem with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra at Washington’s INB Performing Arts Center. December 2007 included performances of Handel’s Messiah in Manhattan with The St. Vincent Ferrer Orchestra and Chorale, and The Discovery Orchestra at New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Ms. Wilson traveled to Minnesota to join the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra to perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 at the DECC Auditorium, and returned to New York for appearances with the Long Island Philharmonic of Mozart’s Requiem at the Staller Center for the Arts in Stonybrook, and at the Tilles Center for the Arts in Brookville. She ended the season with a performance of Bach’s Mass in B Minor at the Westside Presbyterian Church with musicians of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the Ars Musica Chorale.