Julie Finch, Soprano 'Les nuits d'été' by Hector Berlioz May 21, 2023
Julie has appeared as a soloist with Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers, the Bellevue Chamber Singers and Ballet Bellevue and the Ravenna Strings. She is a frequent recitalist in the Pacific Northwest region and a regular performer with the Seattle Mandolin Orchestra where she is the featured soloist on two of their CD’s. For many years she was the soprano for their “Mandolin Messiah” where the soloists constitute the entire choir and she was the soloist for Canticus Vocal Ensemble’s performance of Handel’s Messiah in 2019. Julie has been selected as a participant of various intensive vocal study programs including The Vancouver Early Music Vocal Programme in B.C., Canada with renowned soprano Ellen Hargis, “Songfest” with Martin Katz, and Bel Canto Northwest Institute. She was awarded the Helen Crowe Snelling Competition, the Seattle Civic Opera Association Singing Competition, the Mary Levine Career Grant Scholarship, and was a national semi-finalist for the NATSAA (National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award) where she received the Karl Trump Award. Before becoming a member of Ladies Musical Club of Seattle, she appeared on their Awards-Debut Tour (Frances Walton competition).