Recently described in the San Francisco Chronicle as singing with “an appealing blend of vulnerability and grace” Rebecca Myers Hoke is a solo and ensemble singer who performs in and around the Philadelphia area. Rebecca has appeared as a chorister and soloist with The Santa Fe Desert Chorale, American Bach Soloists Academy, Choral Arts Philadelphia, The Bach Collegium Philadelphia, The Laughing Bird, Piffaro, Opera Philadelphia, Prometheus Chamber Orchestra, and Les Canards Chantants. She is also a member of The Crossing, an award-winning vocal ensemble fully dedicated to the performance of new music under the direction of Donald Nally.
Recent performances for Rebecca include the title role in Marais’ Sémélé with the American Bach Soloists Academy in San Francisco. This performance was the first complete performance outside of Europe of the opera and received much praise from the Baroque music community in San Francisco. Rebecca was praised for being “a light, lyric soprano with near perfect diction in French” and was described as being “commanding in her delivery, and yet appropriately subdued and compliant”. She appeared as one of three soloists for performances in Philadelphia and New York and a recording of Thomas Lloyd’s Bonhoeffer with The Crossing. In November she performed a solo recital with Prometheus Chamber Orchestra as part of the Five Fridays series at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill. In December Rebecca traveled again to Santa Fe to sing with the esteemed Santa Fe Desert Chorale for their winter season. Rebecca is a founding member of the new vocal ensemble Variant Six, which has three performances in 2016 in and around the Philadelphia area, and in 2016 she will appear with the Grammy nominated group Seraphic Fire. During the 2015/2016 season she will be singing with The Crossing as they celebrate their tenth anniversary. The Crossing appeared with The Takht ensemble in collaboration with Al Bustan Seeds of Culture in December and will perform with Quicksilver Baroque for the highly anticipated project Seven Responses in June as well as a series of reprise concerts throughout the year celebrating and performing favorite commissions from the past ten years. In July she will travel with The Crossing to Big Sky Montana to participate in the Big Sky Choral Initiative and in August she will be performing Seven Responses at the highly acclaimed Mostly Mozart Festival in Lincoln Center.
Rebecca holds an undergraduate degree from Westminster Choir College in music education and a masters degree from Temple University in vocal performance. Before pursuing a performance career Rebecca taught vocal and general music in the Cleveland area for five years. She has maintained a private voice studio for ten years and currently teaches voice at Cheltenham High School and in the West Mount Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia.