Apollo Master Chorale

Gitanjali Mathur
Gitanjali is hailed as having “skyrocketing coloratura” (South Florida Classical Review), “fluid voice… impressive dexterity” (The Austin Chronicle.),”piercingly clear soprano” (Austin360.com) and being a “natural and convincing comedic actress” (Austin360.com). Gitanjali has been trained, during her early years in India, in North Indian Classical Music (Gwaliar Gharana) as well as South Indian (Carnatic) Classical Music. After moving to the United States, she completed her higher studies in voice performance at Indiana University, Bloomington, along with minors in Mathematics and Computer science. She then moved to Austin, Texas where she is a full-time member of Conspirare, and is on their GRAMMY® winning recording “The Spirit of Russia” conducted by Craig Hella Johnson. Ms. Mathur is a part of the eclectic group Convergence (winner or the Austin Critics’ Table Awards Best Ensemble Category 2013) and the early music groups Ensemble viii and Texas Early Music Project all based out of Austin. In May 2009, 2010 and 2013, she had the honor of being nominated in the Best Singer category for the Austin Critics’ Table Awards. She has performed in France, Italy, Germany, and Denmark as a soloist and a chorister. She sings and records regularly with Seraphic Fire and is featured on their GRAMMY®-nominated CD A Seraphic Fire Christmas. Most recently, Gitanjali has sung the role of Serpina in Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona, the role of Gabriel in The Creation by Haydn, Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate, the role of the Witch in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, made her solo Carnegie Hall debut with Helmuth Rilling in J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion in 2007 and has sung in the Oregon Bach Festival and Santa Fe Desert Chorale. In the 2013 Ms. Mathur was honored to sing the solos for Handel’s “Messiah” with the Austin Symphony Orchestra and to be performing the role of “Venus” in John Blow’s delightful baroque opera “Venus and Adonis” with the Austin Vocal Arts Ensemble. Gitanjali has recently debuted with Tucson Chamber Artists, Bach Collegium San Diego, and Spire Ensemble this season. She teaches voice lessons privately at her home in Austin.