DEIRDRE LOBO, Soprano

          Concert Artist /  Vocal Coach & Consultant  / Choral and Stage Director             

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MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of EV was to provide artists an opportunity to perform on stage, in the company of other artists, and to gain exposure and experience, in the furtherance of their own individual goals and aspirations. Performances were not limited to any one type of concert or recitals, and included other art forms. Artists performed from a wide spectrum in the vocal repertoire - Opera, Oratorio, Lieder, Folksongs, Broadway, and World Music etc. This company performed over 12 concerts throughout the Bay Area and beyond, since it’s founding in 2003. It was the company's goal to expand its audience base beyond the San Francisco Bay Area to other parts of the United States.


Ensemble Vocalis strove:
(1)     To present concert performances of the highest quality;
(2)    To make available a variety of forms of music, and drama, to the widest possible audiences thus educating  them in and, in               process, fostering  an appreciation of music and art forms of a diverse nature;
(3)    To explore and enrich such chosen forms of vocal and instrumental music;
(4)    To collaborate with other performing arts organizations bringing to the public a concert of many performing art forms;
(5)    To take a leadership role in arts’ education and audience development;
(6)    To be creative and innovative in all aspects of the performing arts; AND
(7)    To give artistes at superior experience levels an opportunity to perform in public thus furthering their performance goals.



ENSEMBLE VOCALIS PAST CONCERT SEASONS
An Afternoon of Broadway and Jewish Music - Temple Sinai, Las Vegas, NV                                                              AUG 17, 2008
An Evening of Opera and Broadway -  Sienna Community Association, Las Vegas, NV                                              AUG 15, 2008
An Afternoon of Opera and  Broadway around the World - Starbright Theater, Las Vegas, NV                                   AUG 4, 2007
An Afternoon of Opera on Broadway - St. Bede's Episcopal Church, Menlo Park, CA                                                  APR 22, 2007
A World Festival of Music 2005 - St. Matthew's Church, San Mateo, CA                                                                      NOV 13, 2005
An Evening of Opera and Broadway - Covenant Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, CA                                           OCT 15, 2005
An Evening at the Opera - Seventh Avenue Pres. Church San Francisco, CA                                                                 SEP 17, 2005
A Concert of World Music, Opera and Broadway - Congregation Ner Tamid, Las Vegas, NV                                        MAY 1, 2005
An Afternoon of Broadway and Opera - St. Matthew's Church, San Mateo, CA                                                            APR 17, 2005
A Concert of World Music, Opera and Broadway - Desert Vista, Sun City, Las Vegas, NV                                           APR 30, 2005
A World Festival of Music, Dance and Food 2004 - St. Matthew's Church, San Mateo, CA                                         NOV 14, 2004
An Afternoon at the Opera - Burlingame Methodist Church Burlingame, CA                                                               SEP 26, 2004
An Afternoon of Sacred Music & Song - St. Matthew's Church, San Mateo, CA                                                           AUG 22, 2004
An Afternoon of World Music & Broadway - Congregation Ner Tamid, Las Vegas, NV                                               MAY 23, 2004
An Evening of World Music on Broadway - Temple Beth Am, Summerlin, NV                                                            MAY 22, 2004
An Evening at the Opera - 7th Avenue Pres, Church San Francisco, CA                                                                        APR 30, 2004
Holiday Music at its Best - Episcopal Church of the Incarnation,SF, CA                                                                         DEC 7, 2003
A Concert of World Music - St. Matthew's Church, San Mateo, CA                                                                                OCT 19, 2003
Broadway & Operetta at its Best - St. Matthew's Church, San Mateo, CA                                                                      SEP 14, 2003
An Evening with Mozart - Community Music Center, San Francisco, CA                                                                     AUG 24, 2003
Opera goes to Church II - Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, SF, CA                                                                        AUG 10, 2003
At the Opera - Community Music Center, San Francisco, CA                                                                                          JUL 27, 2003

Opera goes to Church I - Valley Pres. Church, Portola Valley, CA                                                                                    APR 6, 2003
A Night at the Opera - Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, San Francisco, CA                                                           FEB 23, 2003



SAMPLE CONCERT PROGRAMS
2003:       April             May             Oct
2004:       May              Aug             Sept            Oct
2005:       April 17        April 30  
2007:       Aug
2008:       Aug 



​ENSEMBLE VOCALIS(2003-2009)

Deirdre Lobo founded Ensemble Vocalis (EV) in 2003 in Daly City, California, USA, with a view to presenting accomplished artists in the classical vocal field, in concert. The intention in forming such a group was not only to showcase their particular talents but to provide a regular concert platform for interesting and popular works, both solo and ensemble, in a variety of genres. The company was very successful doing programs that included, for example, A Night at the Opera (a program of operatic excerpts), An Evening with Mozart (a program of Mozart opera, sacred music and songs), Broadway at its Best (a program of Broadway excerpts), etc. Mixed programs also formed a large part of the repertoire and a very popular format involved other performing arts organizations. For example, the World Festival of Music and Dance (a program of ethnic music and dance from different parts of the world) showcased the music and cultures of various countries.