Cheryl Campbell is a soprano, and the mom behind Once, in a Lullaby. Her daughter Audrey was born in 2007 and their experience in the NICU changed her forever. She is incredibly grateful to her supporters for the opportunity to move forward with this recording, as well as to the fantastic musicians and others who have helped on the way. This project has inspired her in many ways. In 2015, she is thrilled to be starting the Master of Music Therapy (MMT) program at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Cheryl as a performer:
In December 2010, Cheryl performed with the Kindred Spirits Orchestra and the Village Voices choir, under the batons of Kristian Alexander and Joan Andrews respectively, as the soloist for Vivaldi’s Gloria. She was immediately invited back to perform with the KSO in June 2011, as soprano soloist for Mozart’s Coronation Mass at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto. In 2009, she appeared with the Kitchener Waterloo Chamber Orchestra as the soloist for their Haydn anniversary concert, singing a variety of arias from operas and other works. November 2009 saw the inaugural “A little OPERA for little BABIES” concert, with proceeds going to The Linden Fund and Neonatal Intensive Care. Cheryl was one of the organizers and performers for this event. There have since been 2 more A little OPERA for little BABIES concerts. She has sung recitals and concerts in Canada and the UK, most notably with pianist Nigel Foster at St. Mary le Bow church in central London, where they were featured in a lunchtime recital series.
Cheryl sang the role of Konstanze (Constanza) in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Opera by Request. Other operatic performances include the roles of Armida (Handel’s Rinaldo) with Summer Opera Lyric Theatre, Gilda (Rigoletto) and Olympia (Les contes d’Hoffmann) with Tryptych Productions, Lucy (The Telephone) and Nora (Riders to the Sea) with Opera Anonymous, as well as Despina (Cosi fan Tutte), Mabel (Pirates of Penzance), and others.
She holds an Honours BMus (Education) and an Artist Diploma from the University of Western Ontario.