Debra M. Williams Resume

      Debra M. Williams is a versatile performer experienced in various musical genres/styles: African American Spirituals; Gospel-traditional and modern; sacred hymns; Contemporary Christian; Sacred Cantatas /Oratorios; Madrigals, Art Song, Lieder, Operatic Repertoire; Jazz; Folk. She has sung in English, Latin, Hebrew, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Swahili and Zulu.

Performance Overview

Solo Performance Experience
Soloist and guest chorister, Trinity Baptist Church, 82nd Anniversary, Brooklyn, NY 5/18/2008
Morning Service Soloist, Bedford Central Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, NY, Summers 2003 to present
Featured soloist and guest chorister at A Christmas Concert Presented by Trinity Baptist Church, Brooklyn, NY, December 2004
Soloist in Saint Saens' The Christmas Oratorio, Bedford Central Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, NY December, 2003
Senior Choir, Trinity Baptist Church, Brooklyn, NY (various dates)
Intermediate Choir, Trinity Baptist Church, Brooklyn, NY (various dates)
Featured on Demo Recording of songs by Dennis Nelson, Loretta Nelson, and Lino Gomez, Summer, 1999
Soloist at Middle Passage Ceremony, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Of Huntington, Huntington, N.Y., July 25,1999
Featured soprano soloist in new music by Joaquin Negron, Los Inventados, at Brooklyn College Composers Forum, Spring 1988
Wedding Soloist (various dates)

Gospel/Spiritual
Ebony Ecumenical Ensemble, Spring, 1995-Fall, 1996
Intermediate Choir, Trinity Baptist Church, Brooklyn, NY (various dates)

Sacred/Classical
Senior Choir, Trinity Baptist Church, Brooklyn, NY (various dates to present)
Brooklyn College Chorus (Springs, 1983, 1984,1989)
Brooklyn College Singers (Fall, 1988, Spring, 1989)

Other Ensemble Experience
Duke Ellington Tribute Choir, Come Sunday, at SUNY Purchase, October 1999 (with David Berger)
Psychodynamic Psingers (Summer, 1991)
Covenant, 1983-1984
Young Adult's Jazz Chorus (with Barry Harris), 1980-1982
Sing it Yourself Messiah - Avery Fisher Hall

Workshop Facilitator
Music as Healing, at The Church of the Good Shepherd, Fort Lee, NJ, January, 1999
Vocal Technique for Choral Singers, at Trinity Baptist Church, Brooklyn, NY, September, 1998
Christmas and Gospel Songs Workshops for Seniors, Brooklyn and Boston area nursing homes, Various Dates
Singing for Social Change, New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) Student Conferences, Fall, 1984; Spring 1985

Updated:  May 19, 2008

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