Rachel Willis-Sørensen to Make Carnegie Hall Debut

By Francisco Salazar

On April 9, 2024, soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen will make her New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall.

The recital will be presented by the Center for Latter-day Saint Arts.

Willis-Sørensen will sing works by Strauss and song cycles by Rachmaninoff, Beach, and more. She will also give the world premiere of S. Andrew Lloyd’s “Amaranthine,” winner of the 2022 Prize of The Ariel Bybee Endowment at the Center for Latter-day Saint Arts, an endowment created to honor the legacy of Metropolitan Opera mezzo, Ariel Bybee.

Regarding her debut, she said, “It is a privilege and an honor to take the stage in celebration of Ariel Bybee, who poured all of her prodigious skill through the lens of her awe-inspiring faith. She produced world-class art in a way that I can only hope to emulate.”

Willis-Sørensen will be accompanied by Tamar Sanikidze.