Jubilate Deo! (O Be Joyful in the Lord!)
by Dan Forrest

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Songs of Celebration
by Paul Basler

Spring 2018 Concert Soloists

Louise Fauteux – Soprano
Jaime Thorne – French Horn

Louise Fauteux, Soprano

Louise Fauteux, Soprano

Louise Fauteux enjoys a diversified career in the arts devoted to education and performance. Her versatility as a soprano has afforded her opportunities with some of today's most celebrated institutions, including a solo role in Peer Gynt with the New York Philharmonic and actor John de Lancie and a tour of Venice with DiCapo Opera and the Fairfield Chorale. Some of her favorite operatic roles performed include Pamina in The Magic Flute, Belinda from Dido and Aeneas, Gretel from Hansel and Gretel, Violetta from La Traviata, and Lucy from The Telephone. For Un Ballo in Maschera with Connecticut Concert Opera, the Hartford Courant characterized Louise Fauteux as a "pert, boyish Oscar" with "clarion tone in her two showpiece arias and a soaring top in the great Act I ensemble."

Ms. Fauteux received her master's degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College and studied voice with Nan Nall, Laura Brooks Rice and Arthur Levy. Her vocal students have received various awards and scholarships and have gone on to attend further studies through Tanglewood, Hartt School of Music, Westminster Choir College, UCONN and Oberlin. Ms. Fauteux's own awards and honors include a fellowship with the Carmel Bach Festival, national semifinalist for the MacAllister Awards, and a scholarship from the Connecticut Opera Guild. In recent years she has frequently appeared on WFSB television as both a soloist and a choir director, and is a local favorite for venues such as the New Haven Chorale, Concora, the Farmington Valley Chorale, the Connecticut Master Chorale and the Connecticut Chamber Chorus. Ms. Fauteux teaches music for A.I. Prince Technical High School and is resident artist for the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford. She welcomes visitors to her website at www.louisefauteux.com.

Jaime Thorne, French Horn

Jaime Thorne, French Horn

Jaime Thorne, adjunct professor of French horn at Connecticut College, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education, a Master's degree and a Performer's Certificate at the Pennsylvania State University. After her time in Pennsylvania she earned an Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Thorne was an active performer in Ohio, having participated in concerts with the Canton Symphony as well as the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, City Music Cleveland and the Akron Symphony in Ohio. After her appointment to the United States Coast Guard Band in 2006 her performance career shifted to New England. Since then she has performed with many orchestras, including the Hartford Symphony, Clarion Early Music Society, Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra, Bridgeport Symphony, Wallingford Symphony, New Haven Symphony and recently accepted the third horn position in the Waterbury Symphony.

As a featured soloist, Jaime has performed with The United States Coast Guard Band, The Warwick Symphony, The American Chamber Orchestra, The International Horn Society, The Seven Hills Symphony, and The Pennsylvania State University Wind Ensemble and Orchestra. She is also a founding member of The Connecticut Woodwind Quintet, based in New London, CT.

Miss Thorne is the Rhode Island and Connecticut state representative for the International Horn Society. In addition, she was invited to be a guest soloist at the International Symposium performing in Memphis, Tennessee in 2013; London, England in 2014; and Ithaca, New York in 2016.

Thorne's passion for orchestral and chamber performance is only exceeded by her skills as a music educator. She has spoken at several state music education conventions and travels the United States as an educator and soloist.