• Ann Elizabeth Jones



    Known for her musicality and expressive singing, lyric soprano Ann Elizabeth Jones is a frequent recitalist and oratorio singer based in San Francisco. Before moving to California, Ms. Jones lived in New York City where she was known for her sensitive Mozart portrayals – including Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, and Fiordiligi in Così Fan Tutte – in various regional opera productions on the East Coast. In the New York City area, other roles performed include Nedda in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, Giorgetta in Puccini’s Il Tabarro, and Rosalinde in Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. She sang the role of Irene in recording as well as a concert version of Mercadante’s opera Andronica at Columbia University, presented in full for the first time since its premiere in 1821. As a choral singer with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fischer Hall in New York City, Ms. Jones sang under the batons of Kurt Masur, Loren Maazel, Marin Alsop, John Eliot Gardiner, and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. She was a regular contract singer and featured soloist with the American Symphony Orchestra for three years at both the Bard Festival in upstate New York and at Carnegie Hall.


    A frequent recitalist both in the U.S. and abroad, she performed in a concert series celebrating Viennese operetta favorites at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome; in a series of joint recitals with New York City Opera Baritone Don Yule; as well as a solo recitalist in New York City, Washington D.C., and Chicago. She has concertized throughout the United States and recorded as guest artist with The Risorgimento Project, a chamber music group committed to little known music of the 19th Century. She has recorded and performed sacred renaissance music and 20th century song with Chicago based Schola Cantorum. In oratorio, Ms. Jones was frequently heard throughout the East Coast and in Chicago as soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah, and served as soprano soloist in various venues in Brahm’s Ein Deutsches Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass.


    Ms. Jones has recently been heard singing Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Holy Names University Orchestra and Bachianas Brasileiras of Heitor Villa-Lobos as a guest artist with the Berkeley Youth Symphony. She performs with various chamber music ensembles throughout the Bay Area, and recently gave a concert of contemporary American art song in collaboration with pianist Daniel Lockert for the Sausalito Song Society.


    Ms. Jones also serves as assistant conductor of Calling All Choir and has recently accepted the position of Associate Conductor for the National Children’s Chorus.


    [Last updated: April 2023]

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    “ …communicates with verve, immediacy and intensity.” – Brooklyn Daily Eagle

    “sung with intelligence and warmth” –Heights Press


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    May 30, 2023– 12:30pm

    Song Recital

    Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sacramento & Grant, San Francisco
    NoonTime Concerts

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    March 6, 2021

    “American Art Song: Looking Forward Looking Back”

    Daniel Lockert, Piano
    Old First Concerts
    San Francisco, CA

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    June 9, 2019 – 3:00 PM

    “American Art Song: Looking Forward Looking Back”

    Daniel Lockert, Piano
    Sausalito Song Society
    Christ Church Sausalito, Sausalito, CA

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    April 14, 2018 – 4:00

    Faculty & Friends Recital

    Works by Libby Larsen, with pianist Eric Howe
    Holy Names University

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    March 14, 2018 – 12:00pm

    Wednesday Noon Concert

    Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley, CA
    Throckmorton Theatre Noon Concerts

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    February 1-10, 2018

    The JMJ Project: Proof of Life

    Musical Guest Artist, with Eugenio Solinas, Cellist
    A play that explores and challenges our beliefs of identity, existence, and humanity.
    Potrero Stage

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    January 9, 2018 – 12:30pm

    Chamber Music Recital with Miles Graber, Piano, and Tom Rose, Clarinet

    Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sacramento & Grant, San Francisco
    NoonTime Concerts


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