Sorores Duo has been performing together for over ten years. They have built a repertoire of works with a particular emphasis on contemporary music, as well as music related to the Holocaust. Programs range from serious to whimsical. Their "signature" piece, The Child in the Hole by William Vollinger, was the springboard for their collaboration and they performed it in 2022 at the International Congress of Voice Teachers in Vienna, Austria.
Having performed throughout the United States and abroad, the ensemble features works by Wollinger, Jacob, Seiber, Greaves, Schubert, Laitman, Gordon, Tate, and Roe, to name a few. Their first recording, Sorores Duo: Memories of Hope, features music of the Holocaust and other works for soprano and clarinet.
In 2020 Sorores Duo commissioned American composer Gwyneth Walker to write a piece for them. The result of this collaboration is two existing cycles for soprano now have newly composed clarinet parts, Emily! (from New England) and No Ordinary Woman! Those works are now available on the recording above! Emily! premiered at the International ClarinetFest in Reno Nevada and No Ordinary Woman! premiered at Kansas State University.
Sandra and Amy attended undergraduate school together at Truman State University and were sisters in the women’s fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota. The name “sorores” is Latin for “sisters,” from which their professional collaboration was born. They have performed for three National Conventions
The Sorores Duo has developed a unique masterclass approach where singers and clarinetists meet together in a session with Dr. Rosine and Dr. Mosteller. Students are able to use information from the sessions and apply it to their own instrument.
Orpheus and Euridice with Richard Fountain, piano
Wayland Baptist University, March 12, 2020
We also love performing works with guest pianists!
Melody Fried is pictured
here performing with the Sorores Duo at Truman State University.
The Sorores Duo is available for recital and masterclass engagements. Please fill out the contact form and we will get back to you!