Soprano Amanda Sidebottom is known for her “luminous,” clear tone and versatile musicianship. Reviewing Great Wonder, the Well-Tuned Words debut CD, Fanfare’s Michael Ullman wrote: “I have not heard Amanda Sidebottom before, but I was convinced virtually from her opening notes that she is a distinguished singer.” Based in New York City, she is an active soloist, choral singer, and chamber musician, performing music ranging from Renaissance polyphony to newly commissioned works. Amanda has performed solos with the Mark Morris Dance Group under Mark Morris, the American Classical Orchestra, and the Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine under Kent Tritle. With Well- Tuned Words, Amanda has performed recitals on both coasts of the United States—including fringe concerts at the Berkeley Festival and the Boston Early Music Festival—as well as in Europe, with concerts in Milan, Paris, Amsterdam, Basel, and Berlin. Amanda collaborates frequently with the period-instrument chamber ensembles The Soul’s Delight and Brooklyn Baroque. A founding member of Etherea Vocal Ensemble, she can be heard on the group’s albums Ceremony of Carols and Hymn to the Dawn (both on the Delos label). Among the highlights of Amanda’s 2013–14 season were a second European tour with Well-Tuned Words and harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky, and appearances with the American Classical Orchestra Choir in concerts of Bach and Handel, including Samson with Nicholas McGegan. An avid proponent of historical performance, she has worked with such luminaries as William Christie, Ellen Hargis, Stephen Stubbs, and Grant Herreid, and has been invited to participate in workshops in Vancouver, Seattle, and Boston. Opera credits include The Child in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortilèges, Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and Cupid in John Blow’s Venus and Adonis. Amanda holds degrees in early music and vocal performance from Indiana University, where she studied voice with Paul Elliott and was coached on lute-song repertoire by Nigel North, and DePauw University.