|Lori Fenton, mezzo-soprano, has been singing in
the Des Moines area for over 20 years. Until last year she was a regular
soloist with the Westminster Presbyterian Church Chorale and Oratorio
choir. Performances on the Westminster Fine Arts Series include Missa
Sancti Nicolai by Joseph Haydn, St. Cecilia Mass by Charles Gounod, the
Advent and Lenten portions of Messiah, the oratorio Jephthe by Handel, and
The Seasonings by PDQ Bach. She currently sings with First Christian
Church and performed as the Narrator in the world premiere of the opera
More Than a Man Can Take by David C. Wilson.
Ms. Fenton is a member of the Des Moines Vocal Arts Ensemble where she has performed as a soloist in both their regular concert season as well as during their annual Cabaret event. She also serves the ensemble as board Treasurer. She is a member of the Howells Scholars, the professional choir-in-residence at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul that sings Choral Evensong as part of the Cathedral Arts Series. She was heard as soloist in the Cathedral's performance of the Duruflé Requiem.
Ms. Fenton is an accomplished handbell ringer and has participated in several auditioned groups across the county. She also serves as the Iowa Chair for the Handbell Musicians of America. She holds a BA in Accounting from Buena Vista College and is an AVP of Finance for Global Atlantic Life & Annuity.