Anastasia Cameron Black
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Ms. Black has served as the Director of Music at The Episcopal Church of St. James the Less in Northfield for over 10 years, during which time she has conducted the Adult Choir, the Family Choir, the Handbell Choir, and the Children’s Choir. Additionally, she introduced a children’s music program, Foundations in Music, which provides the Children’s Choir with a more intense educational music experience. Ms. Black is also the founder and Artistic Director for the Seasons of Sound concert series at St. James the Less, a series that offers a range of concert experiences annually from a Broadway/Cabaret show (in which she also performs) to a community choral concert. As a professional soprano, Ms. Cameron Black has performed numerous solo oratorio roles, including Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation and Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Since 2010, Ms. Cameron Black has sung with the Chicago Symphony Chorus, with whom she will return to Carnegie Hall again this Fall to open their season with a repeat performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana under the baton of Maestro Riccardo Muti. As a conductor, Ms. Black has conducted many of the major choral works including Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Ramirez’s Missa Criolla, Vivaldi’s Gloria and the Requiems of Fauré and Rutter. Ms. Black is also a sought-after accompanist having played for in many festivals, auditions, and performances (both classical and musical theater) on the secondary, collegiate and professional levels. A resident of the North Shore for over 15 years, Ms. Black has taught private piano and voice lessons, as well as served as a long-term choral substitute for numerous public and private schools in the area. Ms. Black is a graduate of Trinity International University with a major in Vocal Performance.