With spirit and sensitivity, soprano Chelsea Helm brings a versatile voice to the concert stage. An active choral artist, Chelsea appears regularly with Seraphic Fire, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and True Concord Voices & Orchestra, as well as Conspirare, with whom she was nominated for 2020 and 2022 GRAMMY® awards for Best Choral Album. Favorite engagements last season included the Carmel Bach Festival, Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles with Conspirare, Seraphic Fire’s Enlightenment Festival, and David Lang’s Little Match Girl Passion with Kinnara.
As an oratorio soloist, she has recently enjoyed performances of the Bach B-Minor Mass, Brahms Requiem, Haydn’s Theresienmesse and Paukenmesse, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and the Verdi Requiem in a new chamber arrangement. A Michigan native, Chelsea has also been featured in concert with the Grand Rapids Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Muskegon Symphony Orchestra, Brevard Festival Orchestra, the Rice University Orchestra, the University of Wisconsin La-Crosse and Missouri State University. Last season she presented art song recitals in New Mexico, Virginia, and Utah, and performed her first solo cantata, Bach’s BWV 82a “Ich habe genug,” with Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity in New York City.
Now based in New York City, Chelsea holds a Master of Music in Voice Performance from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, and a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance and Music Education from Western Michigan University. She teaches voice as a Visiting Artist-in-Residence at Southern Virginia University, and with the Classical Music Institute’s ASCEND program in San Antonio, TX.