Music Director

Elizabeth Fulford as "The Dogaressa" in The Christmas Revels

Elizabeth Fulford as “The Dogaressa” in The Christmas Revels

Elizabeth (Betsy) Fulford has performed with Washington Revels since 1993 and served as its Music Director since 2004. In addition to providing music direction for the annual Christmas Revels, she also directs or oversees the direction of all other Revels productions, including outreach performances, and personally directs the Washington Revels Singers, a small ensemble that has performed at numerous venues.

Betsy is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music (BM ’80 and MM ’82), where she performed roles in many operas, oratorios and chamber works.  She was awarded three separate fellowships to attend the Aspen Music Festival and School in the areas of choral music, vocal chamber music and opera theater. An active professional singer in the D.C. area, Betsy performs as soloist in local concerts and events, sings as a professional chorister with the Washington Master Chorale, and serves as section leader and cantor at Augustana Lutheran Church in Washington, DC. She has also sung with many local groups, including the Wolftap Chamber Singers, Washington Bach Consort, Master Chorale of Washington, Washington National Opera Chorus, and the Choral Arts Society of Washington. By day, a librarian and Webmaster at the Library of Congress, Betsy also designs and maintains many Web sites for local artists and musicians, including the Washington Revels (www.revelsdc.org).

Photo credits: Elizabeth Fulford as the “Dogaressa” in the 2009 Christmas Revels (photo by Shep Ferguson)
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