“Sung fetchingly” was the description The New York Times gave Meray Boustani’s performance of Berlin Songs composed by, fellow native Tulsan, Noam Faingold. She has been graciously engaged as a soprano soloist with Tulsa Chorale in performances of Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor, The Celestial Country by Charles Ives, Handel’s Messiah and Solomon, Maria und Johannes by Johann Schulz, and Haydn’s Stabat Mater. She has also performed with Tulsa Opera, Land of Enchantment Opera, Oklahoma Bach Choir, Tucson Masterworks Chorale, Canterbury Voices, and Light Opera Oklahoma. Other concert appearances include Haydn’s Mass in Time of War, Fauré’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. An enthusiastic recitalist, her recital highlights include Buxtehude’s Singet dem Herrn, Heil’ge Nacht and Osterlied by Josef Rheinberger, Louis Spohr’s Sechs Deutsche Lieder, Three Shakespeare Songs by Amy Beach, Ned Rorem’s Last Poems of Wallace Stevens, and Emerald Songs by Romanos Melikian. Ms. Boustani has had the opportunity to collaborate with some of Tulsa’s finest artists including poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko in Between the City of Yes and the City of No, Trio Aleszky in the University of Arkansas’ KUAF/ Fulbright Chamber Music Festival, Trio Vocalise in Saint John Episcopal Church’s Music at Midday series, Lyndon Meyer in the University of Tulsa’s Brown Bag It series, and Joseph Arndt with members of the Dallas Bach Society performing J.S. Bach’s cantata, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen. She is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Tulsa School of Music.
A native of San Diego, California, Elliott Wulff moved to Tulsa in June of 2018, and is currently singing with the Tulsa Chorale and the Tulsa Opera Chorus. Additionally, he teaches voice lessons at Tulsa Community College, where he holds an adjunct faculty position. He sang his first season with the Chorale last year, and this is his first solo appearance with them. His operatic roles have included “Speaker” in Die Zauberflöte, “Polyphemus” in Acis and Galatea, “Kecal” in Bartered Bride, “Dulcamara” in L’elisir d’Amore, “Captain Corcoran” in HMS Pinafore, “Figaro” in Le nozze di Figaro, and “Gianni Schicchi” in the opera of the same name. Elliott has also appeared with Heartland Opera Theater in Puccini’s La Boheme in the roles of “Benoît” and “Alcindoro.”
Contralto Rebekah Ambrosini appears regularly as a soloist with many major American symphony orchestras. Solo career highlights include performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir under the baton of renowned conductor Keith Lockhart, a Carnegie Hall debut in Mozart’s Requiem, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 under the baton of Gilbert Kaplan, and Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel with the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan. Recent solo performances with Tulsa Chorale include Saint-Saëns Requiem, Haydn Paukenmesse and Beethoven Ninth Symphony. Ms. Ambrosini has performed principal roles with Cincinnati Opera, Tulsa Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Sarasota Opera, Music Theatre of Wichita, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, the Festival de Lille in France and she spent six seasons as alto soloist with The Classical Music Festival in Austria. 2019-2020 Rebekah was alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah with Canterbury Chorale and OKC Philharmonic. A native of Enid, Oklahoma, Rebekah was a Regional Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and is currently Associate Professor of Voice at Southern Nazarene University where she is delighted to teach many amazingly talented students!
Kim Childs, tenor, sings regularly in recital and concert venues. He has performed with the Denton Bach Choir in the role of Evangelist in the J. S. Bach St. Matthew Passion. Other performances have included the Saint-Saëns Messe De Requiem, Op. 54 and J. S. Bach’s Mass in B minor both with the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus (now Tulsa Chorale), and he has also sung with the University of North Texas Symphony Orchestra and Grand Chorus in Mozart’s Requiem. With the Oklahoma State University, he was soloist in J. S. Bach’s Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht mit deinem Knecht from Cantata BWV 105. Other concerts have included his Tulsa Opera debut in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis with the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, Handel’s Acis and Galatea (Acis) and Semele (Jupiter) with the Staunton Music Festival in Staunton, Virginia, and J. S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the Dallas Bach Society in Dallas, Texas. He sings frequently in the Concerts with Commentary series at the University of Tulsa; most recently, Vaughan Williams’ Ten Blake Songs and On Wenlock Edge. He has sung with a number of professional choirs, including the American Bach Soloists, Orpheus Chamber Singers, Carmel Bach Festival, Texas Choral Artists, Dallas Bach Society, the Westminster Chamber Choir in Florence, Italy, and previous seasons of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. Dr. Childs is Professor of Choral Studies and Voice at the University of Tulsa.