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Soprano Amanda Sidebottom is known for her “luminous,” clear tone and
versatile musicianship. Reviewing
Great Wonder, the Well-Tuned Words debut
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.,
QC Audio
Great Wonder

QC Video
Awake, Sweet Love (Dowland)
He Whose Desires (Danyel)
Go, Crystal Tears (Dowland)
An Evening Hymn (Purcell)
Like as the Lute (Danyel)
Can She Excuse (Dowland)
Now, O Now (Dowland)
Wilt Thou, Unkind (Dowland)
Love’s Constancy (Lanier)