Kimberly McCord, soprano

Soprano Kimberly McCord is thrilled to return to the Peninsula Music Festival after appearing in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Knoxville, Summer of 1915 by Samuel Barber as well as both Mozart and Verdi’s Requiems.


An avid singer of Baroque music, Kimberly made her debut with Haymarket Opera as Dido in their production of Dido and Aeneas by Purcell. As part of the Handel Week Festival, she has sung title roles in Rodelinda and Semele and will soon appear as Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare. She has performed with Music of the Baroque in Mozart’s Solemn Vespers, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Vivaldi’s Gloria. More Baroque appearances include Bach’s St. Matthew and Handel’s Messiah with the Alabama Symphony under Gary Thor Wedow.


After receiving a Fulbright grant to study Baroque music in London with Dame Emma Kirkby, Kimberly lived in Europe for eight years. Baroque operas performed there include Medée in Lully’s Thesée with William Christie conducting, on tour through Europe, Dido in Dido and Aeneas with the Gabrieli Consort and Créuse in Medée (Charpentier) at the Dartington Festival, England. 


Kimberly has recorded the Bach Magnificat and Oster Oratorium for Deutsche Grammophon with the Gabrieli Consort, Paul McCreesh conducting. Other oratorio performances include Messiah with the Croydon Bach Society in London, Handel’s Israel in Egypt with the Dutch Bach Society and the Fauré Requiem also in the Netherlands.


Kimberly also enjoys performing lighter music and sang the title role in Leo Fall’s The Rose of Stambul with Chicago Folks Operetta. The Tribune said, “The alluring soprano brought winning temperament…along with a warm, vibrant voice of size and quality.” A recording of The Rose of Stambul is available from Naxos.

August Symphony Series performance location

Door Community Auditorium - Fish Creek 

The Peninsula Music Festival - 10347 Highway 42

Unit B Green Gables Shops 

P.O. Box 340, Ephraim, Wisconsin  54211

email: musicfestival@musicfestival.com

Phone: (920) 854-4060