The Canadian soprano, Julia Morson, has been praised for her versatility of sound and style working in all genres of music from opera, oratorio, and early music to theatre, new music and jazz. She enjoys the collaborative nature of music and spends much of her time working on projects that bring together artists from a variety of musical and cultural genres.
Recent solo engagements have included George Frideric Handel’s Solomon, Messiah, Gloria, Saul and Psalm 112; J.S. Bach’s Mass in B minor (BWV 232), St. John Passion (BWV 245), and many cantatas, including The Wedding Cantata (BWV 202); Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Magnificat, and Stabat Mater; Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria; W.A. Mozart’s Vespers, C+ Mass, and Magic Flute, Benjamin Brittenn’s Ceremony of Carols, and Rejoice in the Lamb; Purcell’s Fairy Queen, and Dido and Aeneas; Arvo Pärt’s Passio; several of Haydn’s Masses; Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem; and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2.
Julia appears on a variety of recordings with many Juno and GRAMMY nominated ensembles, including Andrew Davis’ most recent Messiah (Chandos, 2016); “Revelation” (music by Patrick Hawes -release February 2017); “The Vale of Tears” (Analetka, 2015); and “Apocalypsis” (Analekta, 2016).
Jaulia also regularly premiers new compositions, and has collaborated with many composers, including the January 2016 World Premiere of David Briggs’s Three Motets for High Soprano and Organ. Working with an eclectic mix of ensembles ranging from early music specialists to classical/psychedelic fusion bands, she has appeared across Europe and North America, including performances in London, Liverpool, Dublin, Paris, Milan, Siena, New York City, and Toronto.