Elizabeth Roghair, Soprano
Before Elizabeth Roghair and her husband Jim moved to Santa Fe in July of 2010, she arranged to audition for The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus and was immediately caught up in rehearsals for the Santa Fe 400th celebration concert. She has participated in nearly every concert of The Symphony Chorus ever since.
Her choral singing history begins in grade school—she recalls singing the Londonderry Air on the stage of the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. At Princeton (NJ) High School, she sang under Thomas Hilbish, later the head of choral conducting at the University of Michigan—an American premier of a cantata by Anton Webern and Stravinsky’s Les Noces are some of her choral highlights. Performing the Verdi Requiem under the baton of Robert Shaw while at the College of Wooster (Ohio) was another.
Elizabeth has sung with the Concord Chamber Singers in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; ten years with the North Shore Choral Society in Evanston, Illinois; four summers with the Green Lake (WI) Choral Institute; and church choirs too many to mention. She was a founding member of Cantate, and a cappella group in Chicago, which continues today.
Previously one of the Zia Singers, she now sings with Coro Santa Fe (formerly Cantu Spiritu) and in the occasional Santa Fe Community Orchestra choral concert. She has studied voice with Doug Susu-Mago in Illinois and Sandra Twibell in Santa Fe. If only there were more opportunities to sing Bach and Latin American baroque, Elizabeth would be fully fulfilled as a chorister in Santa Fe.