Allison Gish

Musician


New York, NY
Mezzo Soprano
21 Played at 21 groupmuses!

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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.

Traditional Repertoire

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

Performed groupmuses (21)

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

  • Sunday, December 22, 2019, at 6:00 PM
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant NY

This groupmuse happened over 1 year ago

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

  • Friday, April 19, 2019, at 7:00 PM
  • Central Harlem

This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

Handel's Mini Messiah Muse and Holiday Shindig!

  • Sunday, December 23, 2018, at 5:30 PM
  • Central Harlem New York, NY

This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

Dark Nights, Warm Hearts

  • Friday, December 7, 2018, at 7:00 PM
  • Crown Heights

This groupmuse happened almost 3 years ago

An afternoon at the opera

  • Saturday, September 29, 2018, at 4:00 PM
  • Upper West Side

This groupmuse happened almost 3 years ago

UWS HOT Songs and Arias + ICE CREAM!

  • Friday, July 27, 2018, at 7:00 PM
  • Upper West Side

This groupmuse happened about 3 years ago

Art Song of the Summer

  • Sunday, July 22, 2018, at 6:00 PM
  • Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

This groupmuse happened about 3 years ago

MUSE in teahouse #23

  • Sunday, May 13, 2018, at 6:00 PM
  • Gowanus

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

UWS Song Salon & Ice Cream Social

  • Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 6:00 PM
  • Upper West Side New York, NY

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

Hello Gorgeous Happy Hour Groupmuse in Harlem

  • Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 5:00 PM
  • Central Harlem

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

Follow the Liederabend to Cobble Hill

  • Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 6:00 PM
  • Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

Pergolesi Stabat Mater for Good Friday in Harlem

  • Friday, March 30, 2018, at 7:00 PM
  • Central Harlem New York, NY

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

Upper West Side Liederabend (mit Gitarre)

  • Friday, March 9, 2018, at 7:00 PM
  • Upper West Side New York, NY

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

Harlem Liederabend mit Gitarre

  • Friday, February 16, 2018, at 7:00 PM
  • Central Harlem New York, NY

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

Happily Never After

  • Sunday, February 16, 2020, at 5:30 PM
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant NY

This groupmuse happened over 1 year ago

Mary's last Christmas in Brooklyn!

  • Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 6:00 PM
  • Park Slope

This groupmuse happened almost 2 years ago

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: ballads of the bottoms

  • Friday, October 4, 2019, at 8:00 PM
  • Stuytown

This groupmuse happened almost 2 years ago

There Is Such A Thing As Muses In August

  • Saturday, August 4, 2018, at 4:30 PM
  • Inwood, New York

This groupmuse happened about 3 years ago

MUSE in teahouse #24

  • Sunday, July 29, 2018, at 7:00 PM
  • Gowanus

This groupmuse happened about 3 years ago

It'sgoingtobeokaymuse

  • Sunday, January 7, 2018, at 5:00 PM
  • Inwood, New York

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago