Allison Gish

Mezzo Soprano

New York, NY
22 Played at 22 groupmuses!

Allison Gish

Mezzo Soprano

About

Praised for her "agile and stylish" coloratura and “a voice that evoke[s] thoughts of the great contraltos of bygone days”, Allison Gish is a mezzo-soprano based in New York. She will debut with ARE Opera as Zita in Gianni Schicchi and with On Site Opera as Kathleen O'Fallin in Morning Star this season. She will also debut as soloist with Ars Musica in Rachmaninov's All-Night Vigil and J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor and with Bourbon Baroque in Handel's Messiah.

An avid performer of early music, Ms. Gish recently sang the roles of Giunone and La Natura with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble and Medoro in Handel's Orlando with the Cantanti Project. As a Marc and Eva Stern Fellow at Songfest, she appeared as soloist in Bach Cantata 161 with conductor, John Harbison. She has appeared as a soloist with Mannes Baroque in Handel’s Mi palpata il cor, Monteclair’s Pan et Syrinx, Vagaus in Vivaldi's Juditha triumphans (excerpts), Piacere in Handel’s Il trionfo del Tempo (excerpts).

Ms. Gish is also an avid performer of contemporary music. While at Songfest, she performed John Musto’s Enough Rope with the composer at the piano. In a performance deemed “flawless” (Opera News), Ms. Gish sang the role of Green Pants & Co with "fresh shades of self-flagellating nuance” (Log Journal) in a critically-acclaimed new production of Robert Ashley's 1999 opera DUST at Mannes under the direction of Bill Gustafson and Joan LaBarbara.

A seasoned choral artist, Ms. Gish is a professional chorister with the Brick Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir in Manhattan, and previously has sung with The New Amsterdam Singers, Schola Cantorum on Hudson, and Baton Rouge Early Vocal Ensemble. She will join The Village Carolers this holiday season.

Ms. Gish is a recent graduate of the Professional Studies Diploma at Mannes College and completed her Bachelor of Music at Louisiana State University. In the interim between her music degrees, Ms. Gish completed a masters in communication disorders at Louisiana State University, publishing her master’s thesis “Vocal Warm-Up Practices and Perceptions in Vocalists: A Pilot Survey in Journal of Voice. She worked as a speech-language pathologist for several years before returning to singing full-time.

Music

Examples of what I can perform at groupmuses include:

An Evening of Art Song (on various themes) with piano or guitar. Examples: French art song, Love songs, Songs about solitude, etc.
Early music ensemble (e.g. continuo (harpishord/guitar/lute and cello/viol/bass/bassoon) with other instruments as available performing Baroque arias or solo chamber cantatas
Opera arias or duets with piano

Videos

Audio

Past groupmuses (22)

  • Holiday Groupmuse

    Friday, Dec 17, 2021 7:30 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Murray Hill
    • Composers: Dowland, Schubert, Debussy, Mozart
    • Instruments: Guitar duo/guitar + voice
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 2 years ago

  • Happily Never After

    Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 5:30 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant
    • Composers: Rodgers and Hammerstein
    • Instruments: 5 vocalists, 1 piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • 2nd Annual Mini Messiah Muse (now in Brooklyn!)

    Sunday, Dec 22, 2019 6:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant
    • Composers: G.F. Handel
    • Instruments: Soprano, Alto, Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Mary's last Christmas in Brooklyn!

    Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 6:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Park Slope
    • Composers: Tba
    • Instruments: Voice & Guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: ballads of the bottoms

    Friday, Oct 4, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Stuytown
    • Composers: Handel, Debussy, and Britten
    • Instruments: mezzo-soprano, bass-baritone, and piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • 2nd Annual Good Friday Groupmuse: Pergolesi's Stabat Mater

    Friday, Apr 19, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Central Harlem
    • Composers: Pergolesi
    • Instruments: Soprano, Alto, Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Handel's Mini Messiah Muse and Holiday Shindig!

    Sunday, Dec 23, 2018 5:30 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Central Harlem
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Dark Nights, Warm Hearts

    Friday, Dec 7, 2018 7:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Crown Heights
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • An afternoon at the opera

    Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 4:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
    • Composers: Mozart, Donizetti, Britten, Saint-Saens
    • Instruments: Mezzo soprano and piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • There Is Such A Thing As Muses In August

    Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Inwood, New York
    • Composers: Schumann, Mozart, Lambert
    • Instruments: Guitar & Voice
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 6 years ago

  • MUSE in teahouse #24

    Sunday, Jul 29, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Gowanus
    • Composers: Mozart, Schumann, Foster
    • Instruments: Guitar & Voice
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 6 years ago

  • UWS HOT Songs and Arias + ICE CREAM!

    Friday, Jul 27, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
    • Composers: Britten, Donizetti, Salieri, Debussy
    • Instruments: Mezzo soprano and piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 6 years ago

  • Art Song of the Summer

    Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
    • Composers: TBA
    • Instruments: Mezzo soprano and guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 6 years ago

  • MUSE in teahouse #23

    Sunday, May 13, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Gowanus
    • Composers: Debussy, Liszt, Barber, Britten
    • Instruments: Mezzo soprano and piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 6 years ago

  • UWS Song Salon & Ice Cream Social

    Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
    • Composers: Debussy, Mozart, Schubert,
    • Instruments: Mezzo soprano and piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 6 years ago

  • Hello Gorgeous Happy Hour Groupmuse in Harlem

    Sunday, Apr 8, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Central Harlem
    • Composers: Bizet, Brahms, Debussy, Faure, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann
    • Instruments: Vocalist, Composer, Pianist, Mezzo Soprano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 6 years ago

  • Follow the Liederabend to Cobble Hill

    Saturday, Apr 7, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
    • Composers: Haydn, Liszt, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann
    • Instruments: Guitar, Mezzo Soprano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 6 years ago

  • Pergolesi Stabat Mater for Good Friday in Harlem

    Friday, Mar 30, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Central Harlem
    • Composers: Pergolesi
    • Instruments: Piano / Keyboards, Mezzo Soprano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 6 years ago

  • Upper West Side Liederabend (mit Gitarre)

    Friday, Mar 9, 2018 7:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
    • Composers: Haydn, Liszt, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann
    • Instruments: Guitar, Mezzo Soprano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Harlem Liederabend mit Gitarre

    Friday, Feb 16, 2018 7:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Central Harlem
    • Composers: Haydn, Liszt, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann
    • Instruments: Guitar, Mezzo Soprano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago