Castle of our Skins & Soprano Louise Toppin to Perform at Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

By David Salazar

The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society is set to present Castle of our Skins and coloratura soprano Louise Toppin in performance on May 17, 2023.

The ensemble, which is dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music, will present “Time is an Impatient Thing.”

The performance will feature Perry’s “The Hidden Words of Baha’u’ullah,” Skye’s “Crossing,” a new work by Loggins-Hull, Williams’ “Bodies Upon the Gears,” Frazier’s “time is an Impatient Thing,” and Green’s “Dona Nobis Veritatem.”

Toppin has performed all around the world in such countries as the United States, Europe, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Uruguay, Scotland, China, England, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Bermuda, Japan, and Spain. She has performed recitals at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Kennedy Center, and Lincoln Center and performed alongside such ensembles as the Norrköping Symphony (Sweden), the Czech National Symphony, Mälmo Symphony Orchestra, (Sweden), Tokyo City Orchestra (Japan), The Montevideo Philharmonic (Uruguay), the Scotland Festival Orchestra (Aberdeen, Scotland), the Honolulu, Toledo, Canton, North Carolina, Charlotte, Lafayette, Erie Chamber, and Raleigh Chamber Symphony Orchestras, The Bach Aria Group, Phoenix Bach Consort, and the Washington D.C. Bach Consort with conductors such as Murry Sidlin, Paul Freeman, Richard Aulden Clark, Justin Brown, James Meena, Vladimir Ashkenazy, and Gearhart Zimmerman.