Celeste Winant

Celeste Winant, (past member on leave of absence) performs regularly as an ensemble member with American Bach Soloists, Bach Collegium, San Diego, Philharmonia Chorale, Vajra Voices, and Volti.  Her voice has been described by San Francisco Classical Voice as “attractive”; “a true, rich alto.”  Recent solo highlights include touring with San Francisco Lyric Opera's critically-acclaimed production of David Lang's Pulitzer Prize-winning the little match girl passion in Odense, Denmark, and serving as member of the vocal octet for Luciano Berio’s rarely-performed Sinfonia with the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra.  Other ensembles with whom she has recently appeared as oratorio soloist include the Grace Cathedral Choir of Men & Boys, the Stanford University Singers,  the UC Berkeley Chamber Chorus, and the UC Davis Choral Ensembles.  She presently studies with Karen R. Clark.  In addition to singing, Celeste earned her PhD in physics and puts her quantitative skills to use as a demography researcher at UC Berkeley.