“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 regularly performs and has toured with the renowned Handel & Haydn Society of Boston. Her recent solo performances have included Respighi’s “Laud to the Nativity”, Bach’s “St. John Passion and Will Todd’s “Mass in Blue”. She has been soprano soloist with The Arcadia Players, The Salisbury Singers, the Massachusetts Symphony, The Thayer Symphony, The Concord Symphony, Cathedral of St. Paul’s Festival Orchestra, Worcester Collegium, The Bach Society of Worcester, and dozens of church choirs. “Other solo performances include, Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass”, Faure’s “Requiem”, Orff’s “Carmina Burana”, Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and “Magnificat”, Bach’s Magnificat and numerous cantatas, Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Schubert’s Masses in C and G.
Described as “particularly outstanding” by the Boston Globe in her role of the “Duke Ellington Sacred Concerts” at the Boston Globe Jazz and Blues Festival two years in a row, her critically acclaimed performances continue making her the soprano of choice for many subsequent productions of this work. Currently on the music faculty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an established recording artist, she also hosted the Jazz Matinee on NPR station WICN 90.5 FM in Worcester MA, for more than five years.