Heidi Kurtz, mezzo-soprano, is a native of Pocomoke City, Maryland. She is a member of The Crossing, one of the nation’s foremost ensembles dedicated to performing contemporary choral music. She is a core member of the Philadelphia Singers and recently appeared with them as the soprano soloist in The Pennsylvania Ballet’s production of A Midsummer Night‘s Dream with music by Mendelssohn. She has also appeared as a soloist with The Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, Choral Arts, Singing City and Vox Amadeus and is a member of the Chorus of the Opera Company of Philadelphia.
Ms. Kurtz has made several solo appearances at the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival including Misa Cubana, Samson, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and B minor Mass. Since 1999, she has been a guest artist with the Chester County Chorale in their yearly performance of Handel’s Messiah. Ms. Kurtz has appeared as a concert soloist performing works by Berlioz, Mozart, Vivaldi, Mahler, Britten and MacMillan. She has appeared on several recordings, most recently The Crossing’s Christmas Daybreak and as a soloist on The Crossing’s I Want to Live.
Ms. Kurtz holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Eastern Mennonite University and continued her studies in Temple University’s Vocal Performance master’s degree program. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two sons.