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Beth Cram Porter has earned a splendid reputation as soloist with orchestras and as recitalist.  She toured Southern France with Maestro Robert Shaw, performing as soprano soloist in Bach’s B MINOR MASS and Brahms’ LIEBESLIEDER WALTZES. A graduate of Baylor University and Western Carolina University, Porter also recorded with Maestro Shaw on the Telarc label. Other solo credits include Handel’s MESSIAH and DIXIT DOMINUS, Haydn’s MASS IN TIME OF WAR, and THE CREATION, Bach’s MAGNIFICAT, Faure’s REQUIEM, Mozart’s CORONATION MASS, SOLEMN VESPERS, and GREAT MASS IN C MAJOR, Brahms' EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM and Beethoven’s C MAJOR MASS. She sang in the North American Premiere of Mendelssohn's opera DER ONKLE AUS BOSTON under the direction of Maestro Helmuth Rilling at the Oregon Bach Festival (OBF) and was the soprano soloist for the OBF production of KING DAVID by Honegger. In 2004, she was invited to be the featured soloist at the White House National Day of Prayer ceremony where she sang for President George W. Bush and 200 of his invited guests. On faculty at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio since 1997, Porter is currently Associate Professor of Voice and has served as Chair of the Department of Music and Worship since 2007. An avid bird watcher, Beth Porter’s claim to fame is her authentic bird calls which amaze people and drive her cats, Mr. Monk, Marmee, Meggy, and JoJo crazy. 

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