“A coloratura soprano with impeccable phrasing, clear, crystalline tone, and absolute pitch. With her classical background, Hatch not only brings a technically advanced set of vocal chords to her work, but an appreciation of the lyrics of the material she sings. She conveys a sense of warmth in her interpretations never letting her naturally strong voice overwhelm the material.” -
David Nathan, Allmusic.com
Monica Hatch performs with The Handel & Haydn Society in Boston and has been soprano soloist with The Massachusetts Symphony, The Thayer Symphony, The Concord Symphony, Cathedral of St. Paul’s Festival Orchestra, Arcadia Players, Worcester Collegium, The Bach Society of Worcester, and dozens of church choirs. Her oratorio performances include, Faure’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat,, Bach’s Magnificat, St. John Passion, and Cantatas 27 & 78 , Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Schubert’s Masses in C and G. Being described as “particularly outstanding” by the Boston Globe in her role of the “Duke Ellington Sacred Concerts” at the Boston Globe Jazz and Blues Festivals in 1998 and 1999, her critically acclaimed performances led to her becoming the soprano of choice for many subsequent productions of this work in New England. An established recording and performing artist, she hosted the Jazz Matinee on NPR station WICN 90.5 FM in Worcester, Mass, for more than five years.