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Singer, Teacher, Writer... Throwback?
"Major kudos to Danielle Woerner
, whose towering performance glows musically and dramatically.
In soprano Danielle Woerner's
case, "capable of anything" is particularly apt.
Not only is she
an unusually versatile performer, with a classical repertoire that runs from the Renaissance through present-day pieces written just for her
also branches out into folk, jazz, performance art and world music.
In Manhattan, where The New York Post
"one of the shining lights of New York's musical life," and The New York Times
"fresh, agile voice [and] intelligent singing," she's
performed at venues from La MaMa to Lincoln Center to Carnegie (Weill) Hall.
been heard onstage from Maine to Florida and on National Public Radio broadcasts throughout the country.
In the mid-Hudson
region of New York State, her
primary home since 1990, she's
been called "one of the Seven Wonders of the Hudson Valley" by one of the admiring critics familiar with her
performances with orchestra, on concert and recital series, in opera and musical theater, and at cabaret, jazz and folk venues.
As a recording artist, Danielle's two commercial CD's feature music and performances by some of the 20 th and 21st centuries' foremost American composers, including Otto Luening, Robert Starer and Peter Schickele.
also executive-produced those recordings: She
Walks in Beauty (Parnassus 96012), which has garnered international kudos, and Voices of the Valley
, featuring music by Hudson Valley composers (Troy 877-Release date Nov. 1, 2006).
new label, Woodlark Rising Records will soon be issuing other projects, with a mission of integrating music with healing work.
A master teacher in vocal technique, repertoire, and many areas of performance practice, Danielle is sought after by the private students who come to her studio in Shokan, NY; by the colleges in the mid-Hudson region; and also by other voice teachers seeking to hone their skills and broaden their creativity.
leads workshops for amateurs and professionals on a variety of musical subjects.
A strong believer in the healing capacity of music, she's been a nationally-featured presenter at conferences for the arts and mental health, and has served as a music-and-arts activity therapist.
uses the power of the pen, too.
feature articles have appeared on the glossy pages of national magazines like Newsweek and Classical Singer, and the regional monthly Hudson Valley, and on the newsprint of the local Woodstock (NY) Times.
New songs take shape on music manuscript paper at her
computer screen might reveal a glimpse of her
novel in progress, her
latest slam poem, or a letter to the editor.
created vocal-music arrangements for theatrical productions, including a staging of Aristophanes' Lysistrata that she
produced as part of the worldwide " Lysistrata Project" anti-war statement of May 2003, which involved 1039 public readings of the play in 59 countries.
She is deeply involved in her community, serving as a director of-and singing in uncounted benefits for-arts, education and progressive political organizations in the mid-Hudson region.
founded an Artist in Residence program at a Kingston, NY, church that revitalized musical performances in the neighborhood and gave rise to a celebrated young people's choral ensemble, the Hudson Valley Youth Chorale.
She directs the choral group Voices for Peace, made up of singers and singer-songwriters who perform music of peace and reconciliation.
To keep track of all these activities, Danielle is the founder and is executive director of Woodlark Arts, Inc., an "umbrella" for a whole range of services in the arts.
Visit Woodlark Arts' web page for more information on voice lessons and workshops at Woodlark Studio
, music for weddings and special occasions, Writing and Songwriting services, and Woodlark Rising Records.
When all these indoor pursuits start to bring on a case of "cabin fever," Danielle
goes out to the garden that she
husband have created together--a retreat not only for them but for the plants, protected from the hungry neighborhood deer.
"No veggies," she
says of her
"I like to buy those from the organic local farmers.
does grow berries and herbs, though, and confesses that when the Japanese beetles begin chowing down on the weeping cherry tree, they may see the Bellini side of "capable of anything."
2014 Update: Now, new horizons beckon.
husband are relocating to Down East Maine, where they are starting a music and arts center, the Sunrise County Arts Institute
, in a charming small town by the sea.