01.16.15 Listen for Alecia’s voice in the new, 2015 advertising campaign for the Massachusetts energy savings program Mass Save.
01.04.15 Alecia is pleased to make her début with Andover Choral Society as it celebrates its 85th season with a performance of Carl Orff’s iconic Carmina Burana. The concert, 25 January 2015, is guided by the baton of director Michael Driscoll and also features Bradford Gleim, baritone, and Christopher MacRae, tenor.
09.30.14 Now available: the premiere studio recording of Carson Cooman‘s setting of Erin Morgenstern‘s Flax-Golden Tales, composed for storyteller and chamber orchestra. Alecia appears as the storyteller with CLARET, under the direction of Jeffrey Grossman.
07.28.14 Alecia presented the world premiere of Celestial Hierarchy, a nine-movement work by Michael Hoffer composed for four voices, trombone, and computer, at Texas State University Recital Hall. Agatha Torku, alto; Michael Hoffer, tenor and trombone; Chaz Nailor, baritone.
07.20.14 Hear Alecia’s voice as part of the 2014 late summer and autumn advertising campaign for Carnival Cruise, the “world’s most popular cruise line”.
06.15.14 INTERFERENCE, starring Alecia as Hennessey Greybriar, makes its festival circuit début Friday, 27 June 2014, in Alfond Auditorium at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The film appears in the program of the prestigious 16th Roxbury International Film Festival.
02.13.14 Alecia is pleased to appear in the Music on Norway Pond Winter Concert Series Sunday, 16 February, in a performance of Carl Orff’s iconic Carmina Burana under the baton of artistic director Johanna Hill Simpson. Details in the Appearances.
01.16.14 After receiving the 2014 Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, the David O. Russell-helmed film AMERICAN HUSTLE received 10 nominations by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, including Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Amy Adams), and Directing (David O. Russell).
01.04.14 “Boston Hustle” in the January 2014 issue of New England Film Magazine features interviews with Alecia, Rob DiNinni, Tom Williams, and Adam Roffman about work on the David O. Russell film AMERICAN HUSTLE and making a career in the film industry.
12.13.13 More acclaim for the David O. Russell-directed film AMERICAN HUSTLE which leads the Hollywood Foreign Press Association‘s 2014 Golden Globe Award nominations with seven! Congratulations to cast and crew for creating and telling an outstanding story. The film opens nationwide 20 December 2013.
12.11.13 Congratulations to the cast of the David O. Russell film AMERICAN HUSTLE which received multiple Screen Actors Award nominations! Alecia is privileged to be part of the adventure. The film opens nationwide 20 December 2013.
05.06.13 At the 2013 SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival, the Film Jury Award for Best LGBT Film went to THE COMMITMENT, in which Alecia plays a social worker. The indie biopic CHILDREN OF THE ASYLUM, starring Alecia as Joyce Marcettie, received the Audience Award for Best Regional Short Film. Both are poignant tales about the challenges and joys of adoption.
04.23.13 The indie period biopic CHILDREN OF THE ASYLUM, in which Alecia stars as Joyce Marcettie, will screen at the 2013 SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival on Saturday, 27 April, at 5:45 PM. The film explores the life-altering challenges of adoption in a bygone era during which options for unwed mothers were few. More details in Appearances.
04.12.13 Listen for Alecia’s voice in the Spring 2013 radio campaign for Mass Save. Not only will you learn how to save money on your energy bills, but you’ll hear some suggestions on what you might do with the money saved.
01.30.13 Alecia has been cast as Joyce Marcettie in the indie period biopic CHILDREN OF THE ASYLUM, based on the experiences of Anthony Demings in the Catholic orphanage system during the first half of the 20th Century. The production will be helmed by Skip Shea and produced by Mary DeBerry.
07.04.12 Listen for Alecia’s voice in the latest spots for Toyota’s new 2013 Venza! She was pleased to record voice over as part of the forthcoming television-radio-web campaign.
04.19.12 Alecia performs as the angel Gabriel on Sunday, 22 April 2012, in selections from Haydn’s masterwork The Creation. Tenor Julius Ahn is Uriel and bass Matt Wight is Raphael. Complete details may be found in the Schedule.
03.02.12 On Sunday, 4 March 2012, sopranos Alecia Batson and Adriana Repetto will present selections from J.S. Bach’s Hunting Cantata, BWV 208, and St. John Passion, BWV 245. Complete details may be found in the Schedule.
11.29.11 Enjoy a performance of Antonio Vivaldi‘s Gloria, RV 589, on Sunday, 4 December 2011, featuring Alecia Batson and Adriana Repetto, sopranos, Carrie Cheron and Erika Mitchell, mezzo-sopranos, and tenor Jonas Budris. Details are available in the Schedule.
10.05.11 On Columbus Day, Monday, 10 October 2011, Alecia and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, will launch “Story in the Park”, a new program spotlighting environmental awareness through award-winning children’s literature. The first tales will be read at 2 PM and 3 PM as part of the celebratory events of the 10th anniversary of Fenway Opening Our Doors, presented by the Fenway Alliance. Details are available in the Schedule and the full press release may be downloaded in PDF from the Press tab of the PR page.
05.05.11 On Mother’s Day, Sunday, 8 May 2011, Alecia and tenor Jonas Budris will perform a reprise of selections from Carol Barnett’s The World Beloved. They first performed the work in its Boston premiere, along with soloists Carrie Cheron, Rebecca O’Brien and Adriana Repetto. Full details available in the Schedule of Events.
04.25.11 A recipient of a 2011 Ellie Bellie Award for acting, Alecia was mentioned in the April 2011 issue of Imagine Magazine. She and actresses Erica McDermott and Melissa McMeekin received the jovial honors for their comedic work on film spoof THE OSCAR FIGHTAH, which screened at the Ellie Fund‘s Oscar Night America 2011, immediately preceding the 2011 Academy Awards. Available for download in PDF.
03.22.11 Next week! Two concerts celebrating the works of English metaphysical poet John Donne on the anniversary of his death in 1631. Both performances are free and open the public. Includes world premieres! Full details in the Schedule of Events.
03.08.11 Alecia is featured on the cover and in the cover story of the March 2011 issue of Imagine Magazine, the publication about the business of film, television and new media production in the Northeast. The article is available for download in PDF.
03.01.11 Alecia recently recorded radio spots for the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (UMass D). The spots will begin to air in a few weeks.
02.02.11 On Sunday, 6 February 2011, Alecia performs Calvin Hampton’s “We Plow the Fields” as set for soprano and chorus. Full details are listed in the Schedule of Events.
12.06.10 Coming up Wednesday, 8 December 2010, Alecia will appear with organist Leonardo Ciampa and the choir of Christ Lutheran Church, Natick, in a collection of songs and carols for the holiday season. Full details are available in the Schedule of Events.
11.15.10 Two unique musical experiences are upcoming: A Meeting House Sunday and the Boston premiere of Carol Barnett’s The World Beloved. Alecia performs in both with soloists Jonas Budris, Carrie Cheron, Rebecca O’Brien, Adriana Repetto and Rob Woodin. Full details available in the Schedule of Events.
10.18.10 Alecia appears as an aghast customer in comedic ballot initiative spot “Upside Down”, which began airing this week. It is featured on her YouTube channel.
09.10.10 Coming up Sunday, 12 September 2010: a performance of Mendelssohn’s double chorus “Holy is God the Lord” from the oratorio Elijah as newly-arranged for vocal octet and organ. Full details are available in the Schedule of Events. The performance is free and open to the public.
08.15.10 Now listed: a second concert in a series celebrating English metaphysical poet John Donne. Alecia will perform settings of John Donne texts as part of the St. Paul’s Cathedral Noontime Recital Series. The concert will take place Wednesday, 30 March 2011, and is free and open to the public. Full details in the Schedule of Events.
07.15.10 Now listed: a concert celebrating English metaphysical poet John Donne. On the anniversary of John Donne’s death, Alecia will sing in a performance of settings of his texts as part of the MIT Thursday Noon Concert Series. The concert will take place Thursday, 31 March 2011, and is free and open to the public. Full details in the Schedule of Events.
05.29.10 Alecia will sing in a performance of Christian Coleman’s fALATIMI in Afternoon Concert 18 hosted by Afternoon Concerts Boston on Sunday, 6 June 2010. The concert is free and open to the public. Full details are available on the Schedule of Events.
04.26.10 Short film Fate Scores has been accepted to the 6th Annual Connecticut Film Festival, May 4-9, 2010. It screens in a program of shorts entitled “Music and Film” on Tuesday, 4 May 2010, at 11:30 AM at the Danbury Music Center and again on Saturday, 8 May 2010, at Noon at the Common Council Chambers at Danbury City Hall.
04.25.10 Fate Scores has been picked up for distribution by Moving Images Distribution (formerly known as Canadian Filmmakers Distribution West), the largest distributor of Canadian independent film and video in western Canada. Alecia served as Assistant Director on this project and sang in the premiere recording of the original score, fALATIMI, by composer Christian Coleman.
03.30.10 A commercial for a Maine ballot initiative in which Alecia stars is the recipient of a 2010 Pollie Award for Best Use of Humor in a Ballot or Initiative Campaign. The Pollie Award is the most prestigious award granted in the political campaign and public affairs industries, often referred to as the “Oscar” of these fields. Alecia has blogged about this unexpected outcome in A Pollie Prize!.
01.12.10 Short film Fate Scores will screen at the 16th Annual Sedona International Film Festival in Sedona, Arizona. This year’s week-long festival will take place 21-28 February 2010, with more details coming soon!
01.09.10 Version 2.0 of aleciabatson.com was launched in beta, including a blog continuation of professional auditionee. The mobile version of the site was also enabled. Any comments are welcomed using the contact form.
12.01.09 Indie feature film Circuit (Andrew Landauro and Central Productions) has won Best Picture at the 2009 Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival, part of the Rhode Island International Film Festival. In it, Alecia plays the on-scene news reporter.
11.20.09 Hear Alecia sing in an Alice Parker arrangement of “House of our God (Zion)” from Harmonia Sacra set for quartet and chorus. Full details on the Schedule.
11.12.09 Short film Fate Scores screened successfully at the Vancouver Asian Film Festival in Vancouver, BC Canada, 5-8 November 2009. The National Film Board of Canada awarded Fate Scores 3rd place in the Best Canadian Short Film competition.
10.02.09 On Sunday, 4 October 2009, Alecia performs with the Sanctuary Choir of Boston’s Old South Church in presentations of two peaceful works, “In Remembrance” and “Bread of the World”, both by composer Calvin Hampton. More details on the Schedule.
09.13.09 Now live: the telephony system for Gozaic.com, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation focusing on heritage-rich and culture-related travel. Call 1-877-694-6924 and let Alecia guide you to a great vacation or staycation!
08.14.09 On Sunday, 16 August 2009, Alecia will sing the Ralph Vaughn Williams’ motet “O Taste and See”, set for soloist and chorus. Please see the Schedule for details.
08.08.09 Alecia wrapped shooting one of a series of new commercials for Vistaprint that highlight the various ways media marketing can aid myriad business types and business owners.
07.05.09 On Sunday, 12 July 2009, Alecia will sing in a Duke Ellington arrangement for soloist and chorus with the Sanctuary Choir ofBoston’s Old South Church. Please see the Schedule for details.
06.24.09 Short film Fate Scores will screen at the Asian American International Film Festival in New York City on 26 July 2009 at 2:15 PM at the Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre Street, as part of the shorts program Fun and Fantasy. Now in its 32nd year, the Asian American International Film Festival is the country’s longest-running festival for filmmakers of Asian descent.
03.26.09 Alecia’s commercial for the Massachusetts State Lottery is currently airing and can be seen on YouTube and her blog. Print ads are also running in various outlets, including the Boston Globe.
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