Sophia Gonzalez, Cantor and Soloist
Cathryn Wilkinson, Piano and Organ
"Songs of Autumn"
Sophia Gonzalez, mezzo soprano
Cathryn Wilkinson, piano
A Prayer to St. Katherine from Mostly About Love……Virgil Thompson
Dans la forêt de Septembre (In the September Forest), Op. 85, No. 1……Gabriel Fauré
Allerseelen (All Souls’ Day)……Richard Strauss
Autumn Leaves……Joseph Kosma
Thanks Be to God/For the Beauty of the Earth……Dennis and Nan Allen
Sophia Gonzalez is a newly Monterey based mezzo-soprano. A new music specialist, Sophia is established in opera, musical theater, and art song. Her most notable recent performances include Anna I/II in Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins in February 2021 and as the soloist for the Luciano Berio Folk Songs. In a choral setting, she is one of the premiere members of the Central Coast Chamber Choir as well as a previous choral scholar for the Bach Collegium of San Diego. Sophia is both a performer and educator, founding the C.S.P.A.A. in 2020, a non-profit music program designed to create a music summer camp experience for K-8 students in the south bay area. She holds a B.M. in Vocal Performance from San Diego State University.