Andrea Graichen is a frequent soloist in the Greater Portland area, performing a wide variety of alto and mezzo-soprano repertoire. She is known for her artistic musicianship and her ability to connect with audiences. Andrea is also a longtime member of ChoralART and the St. Mary Schola early music ensemble. She recently performed the mezzo-soprano solo in the Raminsh Magnificat with the ChoralART Camerata, Caldara’s Pompe inutili aria from Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo with St. Mary Schola, and several works by Monteverdi in the October 2019 Portland Conservatory of Music Early Music Festival. Andrea has appeared as a guest artist with the Portland Symphony Orchestra (PSO). She also sang the role of Mother Jeanne in the PSO’s presentation of Poulenc’s opera Dialogues of the Carmelites. In concert operas she has sung the roles of Venere in Monteverdi’s Il Ballo delle Ingrate, Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Venus in Blow’s Venus and Adonis, and Ninfa and Messaggiera in Monteverdi’s Orfeo. Andrea’s most recent recital appearance featured Three Browning Songs by Amy Beach and Edward Elgar’s Sea Pictures, Op. 37. Solo repertoire includes Mozart’s Parto! Ma tu ben mio (La Clemenza di Tito), Schubert’s Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, Robert S. Cohen’s Alzheimer’s Stories, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater; Poulenc’s Gloria; Stravinsky’s Mass; Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Britten’s Ceremony of Carols; Bach’s Mass in B minor; Handel’s Messiah; Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Regina Coeli, and Requiem; plus many smaller works, among them Strozzi’s Lagrime Mie, Ballio’s The Old Bridge at Florence, Monteverdi’s Lamento d’Ariana, and the tone-deaf diva comedy piece, A Word on My Ear by Flanders and Swann. Andrea studies voice with Kathleen Grammer, violin with Lauren Hastings Genova, and cello with Christina Chute. She and her husband Dana live in Arundel.