Soprano Alannah Spencer first fell in love with new music as an undergraduate, after discovering that she could actually get performance opportunities by volunteering to sing for the composition students. She has since premiered over a dozen new songs and chamber pieces, attended both the Fresh Inc. festival and zFestival for new music, and performed as a member of the second place team at Chicago SongSlam 2019.
Not one to forsake the classics, Alannah is also passionate about performing old opera and song repertoire as well. In 2020, she sang the role of Luise in “The Departure” with Evanston Chamber Opera. Other favorite roles include Bagatelle in “Bagatelle” (Roosevelt Opera) and Antonia in “Les contes d’Hoffmann” (MIOpera). She also sang with the Madison Opera Chorus for five seasons before relocating to Chicago.
Alannah is the second-soprano section leader for St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Evanston and sings regularly with the Chicago Bar Association Choir. She holds music degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Roosevelt University. When not singing, Alannah enjoys reading, traveling, and attempting to create the perfect cheese plate.